Jason P. Lemons

A native of Pampa, Texas, Jason graduated from Baylor University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Professional Writing.  He obtained his juris doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2005.  In the time since graduation and licensure, Jason has served as a consultant for the Center for Terrorism Law, researching and writing on a variety of issues related to terrorism, national security and the protection of civil liberties.

He has also devoted a significant amount of his spare time representing disadvantaged clients and the elderly on a pro bono basis through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.

Accomplishments

  • Staff Writer, St. Mary’s Law Journal (2003-04)
  • Comment Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal (2004-05)
  • Research Fellow, Center for Terrorism Law (2004-05)
  • Summer Intern for Justice Sandee Bryan Marion of the Fourth District Court of Appeals (2004)
  • Co-Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Elder Law Committee (2008-2012)
  • Leadership Class, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2008-09)
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association Texas Probate Passport Committee (2011)
  • Fellow, DAYL Foundation (2011)
  • One To Watch, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (December 2011)
  • Co-Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Attorneys Serving the Troops Committee (2012-present)
  • Leadership Richardson, Class XXVIII (2012-2013)
  • Leadership Richardson Alumni Association Board of Directors, Class XXVIII Representative (2013-2014)
  • City of Richardson, Zoning Board of Adjustments/Building Standards Commission (2013-present)

Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas

Publications

  • “For Any Reason or No Reason at All: Reconciling Employment-at-Will with the Rights of Texas Workers After Mission Petroleum Carriers, Inc. v. Solomon,” 35 St. Mary’s L.J. 741 (2004); this student comment was also a finalist for the State Bar of Texas’ 2004 Labor and Employment Section Law Review Article award.
  • Co-authored book with Major General (Retired) Alfred A. Valenzuela, No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers (Ovation Books, 2008); finalist for the 2008 National Best Books award in the Autobiography/Memoir category and winner of the 2009 International Latino Book Award in the Best History/Political category.
  • Contributor, Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Texans, published by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (2010).
  • Contributor, Texas Probate Passport: A Guide to Probate and Estate Planning in Texas, published by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (2012).

Jason specializes in commercial litigation and transactional business law, oil and gas law, probate, and wills, trusts and estate planning.  In his spare time, Jason enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with his wife and son.