|Bar and Court Admissions|
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2002 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Projects & Symposiums Editor, University of Miami Law Review)
- M.B.A., Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2002 (with high honors)
- B.B.A., Business Management, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1998 (magna cum laude)
- Recipient of the 2006 John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida (2002-2003)
- Dean's Fellow to Mary Doyle, Professor, University of Miami School of Law (2001)
- Judicial Intern to the Honorable James Lawrence King, Senior United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida (2000)
- Endowed Fellow, University of Miami School of Law, Center for Ethics and Public Service (2000 - 2002)
- Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
- Member, Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Division
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Jason Patrick Kairalla
Jason Patrick Kairalla is a partner in the Miami office of Jorden Burt LLP. His practice primarily involves defending complex individual and class-action cases on behalf of banks, insurance companies, investment firms, and other financial services institutions in federal and state courts across the country. He also has significant experience litigating complex commercial disputes and issues of First Amendment, environmental, land-use, and intellectual property law. Mr. Kairalla is a member of the firm's appellate team and has handled appeals in federal and state courts. He also consults regarding law-related technology and e-discovery matters.
Prior to working at Jorden Burt, Mr. Kairalla was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida. He is the recipient of the 2006 John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award and a member of Lawyers for Children America Regional Leadership Council. He is also a member of the Appellate Practice Committee of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section, and was named to the Order of the Coif, the Iron Arrow Society, and the Society of Bar and Gavel. He has a B.B.A. in Business Management and Organization and an M.B.A. in Finance. His J.D. degree is from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and a Hermann Scholar. In 2010 and 2011, he was named a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
- South Florida Equitable Fund v. City of Miami, 770 F. Supp. 2d 1269 (S.D. Fla. 2011); granting summary judgment in favor of City and intervening billboard companies based on finding that plaintiff's claims, including claims for First Amendment and Due Process violations, are unripe or otherwise nonjusticiable.
- Sawyer v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, 2010 WL 1372447 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 31, 2010); granting summary judgment in favor of long-term care insurer in putative statewide class action alleging that policy language violated Florida law and public policy.
- Sierra Club v. Van Antwerp, 526 F.3d 1353 (11th Cir. 2008); reversing district court based upon finding that trial judge failed to accord appropriate deference contemplated by the APA.
- Buell v. Direct General Insurance Agency, Inc., 488 F. Supp. 2d 1215 (M.D. Fla. 2007); putative Florida class action alleging violation of unfair insurance trade practices and licensing statutes. Dismissal with prejudice affirmed on appeal. 267 Fed. App'x 907 (11th Cir. 2008).
- In re Friedman's, Inc., 363 B.R. 629 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2007); class action certified by West Virginia state court. Class decertified after removal to federal court and transfer to bankruptcy court.
- Stone v. Jackson Nat'l Life Ins. Co., 934 So. 2d 532 (Fla. 3d Dist. Ct. App. 2006); affirming dismissal with prejudice of a statewide class action.
- Dunlap v. Friedman's, Inc. (S.D. W. Va. 2005); statewide class action transferred to home court of co-defendant's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Speeches and Publications
- ABA Section of Litigation's Appellate Practice Committee website "Circuit Notes" editor for United States District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
- Co-Author: "Access" an annual survey on the right of access to governmental information for the Practicing Law Institute's Communications Law Handbook.
- Contributor: Florida Chapter of the Libel Defense Resource Center's 50 State Survey and Open Government Manual for the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press
- Co-Author: "Fringe Banking," Review of Banking & Financial Services, Vol. 22, No. 9, September, 2006
- Co-Author: "Journey to the Fringe: A Survey of Select Fringe Lending Products," Practicing Law Institute, 1535 PLI/Corp. 349, March-May, 2006