Jason Baer is the founder and Managing Partner of Baer Law LLC. Jason has a reputation in the Louisiana legal community as an aggressive litigator, a shrewd negotiator, and a successful trial lawyer.
Over the past few years, Jason has developed a thriving personal injury practice. In fact, leading attorneys throughout Louisiana seek Jason out to co-counsel with them on complicated, high-stakes trucking, negligent security, and commercial motor vehicle collision cases. Recently, Jason also started handling a class action against a major social media company.
Prior to founding Baer Law, Jason was a Partner at a local New Orleans plaintiff’s firm, where he not only led the Personal Injury Division, but also worked on more than 800 property insurance cases for Louisiana policyholders.
Jason’s background is part of what has made him so successful as a “lawyer’s lawyer.” After almost ten years as a successful defense attorney, Jason made the switch to the plaintiff side. Since that time, Jason has used his defense background—and especially his background in defending large trucking casualty cases—to outmaneuver his opponents in both personal injury and first-party property cases. Because Jason has extensive experience doing defense work, he’s able to anticipate insurance companies’ arguments and head them off.
Currently, Jason focuses his practice on trucking and transportation casualty, premises liability, and negligent security cases. He also handles complex insurance coverage matters. Jason has successfully litigated complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and has secured favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients in state and federal court.
Jason has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction, by Attorney and Practice Magazine as a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in their Top 10 Under 40, and by both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Also, New Orleans CityBusiness has chosen Jason for their 2020 Leadership in Law class, recognizing area professionals in the field of law for their career and community accomplishments.
Successfully settled a negligent security shooting case during trial for more than $3.25 million (2018).
Recovered $2.25 million in a trucking crash case (2018).
Successfully settled a trucking crash case for $1.9 million (2019).
Successfully settled a negligent security case for $1.65 million (2020).
Settled a livestock car accident case for $1.25 million (2019)
Successfully negotiated a $900,000 settlement in a negligent security shooting case in New Orleans East (2019).
Recovered $875,000 in a motorcycle crash settlement (2018).
Settled a car accident case for $800,000, doubling the highest offer co-counsel had on the table prior to bringing him in(2019).
After nearly two years of fighting multiple defendants pointing the finger at each other, obtained a settlement for $750,000 for a client with fractured vertebra (2017).
Secured a zero verdict as the lead trial attorney for a merchant following a two-day jury trial in USDC for Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division. Owens v. Dolgencorp, LLC, Case No. 6:12-CV-1043 (2013).
Secured a zero verdict for a national car rental agency following a seven-day jury trial in 19th Judicial District Court wherein the plaintiff sought damages in excess of $2,000,000 (2011).
Represented numerous homeowners’ insurers in the Chinese Drywall Multi-District Litigation. In Re: Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation (E.D. La. 2010).
Secured a zero verdict following a two day jury trial involving an automobile accident in 24th Judicial District Court (2010).
Secured a zero verdict as the lead trial attorney for a defendant insurer following a bench trial concerning property damage in 15th Judicial District Court (2009).
Secured a defense verdict for a merchant following a bench trial concerning false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and defamation in Alexandria City Court (2009).
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Super Lawyers - Rising Star (2015 - Present)
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - 10 Best in Client Satisfaction (2019)
Attorney and Practice Magazine - Top 10 - Personal Injury Attorney (2019 & 2020)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
New Orleans CityBusiness 2020 Leadership in Law
National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys’(NAOPIA) Top 10 Under 40
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS COLLEGE OF LAW
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Licensed in Louisiana
Federal Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Serves as Louisiana Notary Public
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Federal Bar Association, Board Member of Young Lawyers Section, 2012-2014
American Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association, Board Member of Young Lawyers Section, 2012-2014
Jefferson Bar Association, Board Member of Young Lawyers Section, 2013-2014
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
Louisiana Association for Justice
Defense Research Institute
Young Leadership Council, New Orleans
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Board Member, 2010- 2013
Mentor for Jesuit High School Mock Trial Program 2010-2012
Panelist of “Doctor Depositions” CLE (December 2019).
Panelist of “Managing Medicals to Maximize Settlements” CLE (June 2019).
Co-Instructor of “Starting from Scratch” at Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, a course designed to empower law students to start their own law firm.
IN THE NEWS
“Diminished Value Claims in Louisiana,” New Orleans Bar Association Blog Post, May 20, 2020.