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Jason P. Steed

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Jason Steed is an appellate attorney with extensive experience in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, and the Supreme Court of Alaska. His two greatest strengths are his creative legal thinking and his incisive legal writing. Jason has represented clients in a variety of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, class actions, employment litigation, qui tam/FCA litigation, product liability, and constitutional law. He frequently handles arbitration issues in court—such as compelling or avoiding arbitration, and confirming or vacating arbitration awards. And he is often hired to consult or collaborate with trial counsel to help shape and preserve legal arguments for any future appeal.

As a young associate, Jason came up with a novel legal argument that won dismissal of a $1-billion putative class action. And in 2017 he was part of a legal team that won reversal of an $800-million jury verdict. A former English professor and an award-winning writer, Jason's briefs and appellate advocacy have been praised by both state and federal judges. One federal judge described Jason in a written opinion as “an excellent lawyer” who “provided vigorous, high quality legal representation.”

Jason was recognized in 2017 as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine. He was named a Texas “Rising Star” for 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Appellate Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He was included among the 2016 “Fastcase 50” for his innovative contributions to legal practice. And he was named “Appellate Lawyer of the Week” by Texas Lawyer in July 2015, following a big win at the Supreme Court of Texas.

Jason regularly publishes articles and gives presentations on the U.S. Supreme Court, legal writing, and other topics relevant to appellate practice. He is also active on Twitter (@5thCircAppeals) as a contributor to the #AppellateTwitter community.

Education
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, M.F.A.