Jason M. Hatfield holds the designation of Super Lawyer based on his professional achievements and recognition by his peers. No more than five percent of lawyers are awarded this status. Jason is also recognized and awarded for being one of the Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Jason has the highest possible rating of AV – preeminent with the prestigious Martindale Hubbell legal group.
Jason moved to Rogers, Arkansas in junior high and started working when he was 14 years old. As a kid Jason ran a paper route, worked fast food, stocked shelves for retailers, and loaded trucks in warehouses. As an adult Jason worked his way through college on constructions sites and performed every type of job in a poultry plant, including evisceration, debone and further processing. He witnessed all kinds of injustice occurring to injured hard working Arkansans and has dedicated a large part of his practice representing injured workers before the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Jason attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and obtained a Bachelor of Science pre-medicine degree in Microbiology in 1991. In 1992, he began working on his Master of Science degree in Food Science and completed his Master’s Thesis in 1994. The research he performed while obtaining his degree was later published in the Journal of Food Quality, titled Minimizing Color Degradation in Blush Wines. He began law school while finishing his Master’s Thesis and graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1997.
Since graduating law school Jason has participated in hundreds of depositions and bench trials. He has tried numerous cases to jury in Arkansas Circuit Courts and Federal Courts, and argued his jury verdict in Boudreau v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 249 F.3d 715 (2001). He has successfully reversed trial court rulings in three separate reported cases at the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Those cases are reported as Green v. Alpharma, Inc., 373 Ark. 378 (2008); Bohannon v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 102 Ark. App. 37 (2008); Barrett v. C.L. Swanson Corp., 2010 Ark. App. 91 (2010). The Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed rulings in favor of his clients in Kitchen Distributors v. Greenlee, 2011 Ark. App. 741 (2011), American Eagle Airlines and Specialty Risk Services v. Don Berndt, 2013 Ark. App. 230 (2013) and Mercy Hospital v. Hendley, 2015 Ark. App. 527 (2015).
Jason’s closing argument during a three week jury trial in 2009 in the 4th Judicial District, Washington County, State of Arkansas, was quoted by New York Times bestselling author David Kirby in his book, Animal Factory.
Jason’s law firm, Jason M. Hatfield, P.A., focuses its law practice in the areas of personal injury, tractor-trailer wrecks, car accidents, wrongful death cases, workers compensation, social security disability, criminal defense and family law