Jason J. O'Rourke joined the firm in 1998. His practice is almost entirely devoted to litigation and appeals. Jason has litigated complex construction cases through jury trials and arbitrations. He has also litigated a number of cases involving noncompetition agreements and post-employment restrictions. Finally, he has handled a variety of commercial and personal injury cases such as breach of contract, wrongful death and premises liability claims.
In 2012, Jason was selected to Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law. In 2014, he was voted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in The Academy is by invitation only and is limited to 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills and the highest integrity, and who have dedicated their professional lives primarily to trial practice.
Jason received is B.A. with honors from Creighton University in 1995. He received his J.D. with honors from Creighton University School of Law in 1998. While in law school, Jason was on Law Review and served as the Lead Articles Editor.
Randy & Ruth Erman vs. CJM Restoration LLC, et al — Breach of contract/conversion/negligence/alleged construction defect case. Jury trial, Sept. 2015. Represented Defendant restoration companies. Defendant CJM 2 Restoration performed work on Plaintiffs’ home to repair damage caused by a fire. Plaintiffs alleged the work was poorly performed, that CJM caused additional damage to property and that its employees stole certain items of personal p
Dale Cox as Administrator of the Estate of Donald Breed vs. Kalona Sales Barn, Inc., et al — Wrongful death / vicarious liability case. Jury trial, May 2015. Represented Defendant auction facility where a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident occurred during a livestock/personal property auction when the driver suffered a sudden medical emergency. Plaintiff alleged the driver of the vehicle should have known he was physically impaired and further alleged the condition and manner in which the auction was held presented an unsafe condition. Defense verdict.
Patrick & Karen Allen vs. Duvel Construction Company, Inc., et al — Breach of contract/ alleged construction defect case. Jury trial, Sept. 2014. Represented Defendant construction company and owner who built the residential property at issue. Plaintiffs alleged defective construction, negligence, breach of contract, and breach of implied warranty to subsequent purchasers. Defense verdict.
Donna Canavan vs. Joe W. Conlan, et al — Breach of contract/alleged construction defect case. Jury trial, Sept. 2013. Represented Defendant construction company and owners who built the residential property at issue. Plaintiff alleged breach of written warranty, defective construction, fraudulent misrepresentation and negligence and sought compensatory and punitive damages. Defense verdict.
Curry's Transportation Services, Inc. vs. Mike Dotson, et al — Non-compete/tortious interference with contract case. Bench trial, July 2013. Represented Defendant trucking company, owners, and employees who left Plaintiff’s employment and formed their own trucking company. Plaintiff alleged breach of contract, intentional interference with business relationships and conspiracy. Defense verdict. Affirmed by the Supreme Court of Iowa