Mr. Knutson is a shareholder with the firm. His practice features complex litigation, such as major environmental and industrial accidents, and class action claims. He also handles cases of medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. Additionally, Mr. Knutson is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School where he has taught courses in trial advocacy, negotiation, legal writing, and lawyering skills.
Jason has handled personal injury cases at every level of Wisconsin’s justice system from jury trials in county circuit courts to arguing before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is an active member in several legal associations and local community organizations, including the executive committee of the James E. Doyle Inns of Court and as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. When not in the office or courtroom, Jason’s interests include art history, movies and aviation.
In 2016, Jason was recognized as a Super Lawyer, and was also included on Super Lawyers’ “Top 50 attorneys in Wisconsin” and “Top 25 attorneys in Madison” lists. Due to his significant trial experience and success, Jason has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. He was also appointed to the District Nine Committee of the Office of Lawyer Regulation. Jason has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, including the most recent edition in 2018 for his work in personal injury litigation. Jason also received the 2017 Dane County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney Award for his work with the Latino Community in Dane County.
Jason played a key role in obtaining a successful settlement for 241 residents in the Town of Jackson, Wisconsin, who were impacted by groundwater contamination as a result of a gasoline pipeline rupture: learn more about the case here. He also recently spoke to WKOW 27 news about the recent Volkswagen diesel emission scandal: click here to read more.
Jason was also one of the lawyers that represented a class of QA employees due unpaid overtime wages from Epic Systems: read about it here; and was on the team that achieved a great result in a class action on behalf of nurses who were not properly paid for meal breaks at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison: read about it here.
A few of Mr. Knutson’s current cases include claims seeking unpaid wages for employees of Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation and class action claims against Volkswagen and Syngenta.