Jason was born in Peoria, Illinois and was raised in the Chicago suburbs. After graduating high school, he attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. In college, he founded and was President of the Johnson & Wales University Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and also sat on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island ACLU and Rhode Island Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Upon graduation from JWU, he was honored as Civil Libertarian of the Year by the ACLU chapter he founded and was awarded the university's Senior Service Award, given to the graduating senior who contributed the most to student life during their tenure at the university. In 2009, Jason was honored as an Alumni Leader by the university.
After college, Jason enrolled in the Charter Class of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. He once again founded a chapter of the ACLU at the Boyd School of Law and served as its President for three years. For three consecutive years, Jason received a Community Service Scholarship awarded by the Boyd School of Law. He graduated from UNLV with his Juris Doctorate in May 2002 and was also recognized with the Dean's Award for Outstanding Service. Additionally, Jason studied abroad in 2001 at Oxford University, New College, in Oxford, England.
Jason has been admitted to practice law in the State of Texas, the State of Nevada, the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, nine different United States Courts of Appeal, ten different United States District Courts, and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous other jurisdictions. He has also sat on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Nevada and has been a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Student Press Law Center. In August 2008, the Board of Governors of the Nevada State Bar appointed Jason as a fee dispute Arbitrator and Mediator. Jason also has been an instructor in Education Law at the University of Texas School of Law and Austin Bar Association's People's Law School. From 2013-2017, Jason served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of an elite Texas private school.
Published articles written by Jason include: Equal Access to Education for Those in the Know: Protections for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 27-Sept Nev. Law. 13 (September 2019) (Nevada Lawyer, State Bar of Nevada); An LRIS Success Story, 15-Mar Nev. Law. 40 (March 2007) (Nevada Lawyer, State Bar of Nevada); Educating the Educators, Communique (Clark County Bar Assoc.), September 2004; Students Have Rights Too: The Drafting of Student Conduct Codes, 2003 BYU Educ. & L.J., 1 (Winter 2003); Student Without Rights: The Elimination of Constitutional and Civil Rights, As They Apply to Minors, 8-Jan Nev. Law. 19 (Jan. 2000) (Nevada Lawyer, State Bar of Nevada); and Cracking the Code, Nevada Journal, July 1999.
When he is not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and watching baseball and hockey, in particular the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, and Vegas Golden Knights.