Jason Moberly Caruso

Associate


Jason Moberly Caruso is an associate in the Newport Beach office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.  He focuses his practice on business, construction, insurance coverage, and real estate litigation.

LITIGATION
Beginning his legal career with a renowned plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice litigation firm, Jason was thrust into the breach early, handling all aspects of litigation from initial client consultation through discovery, depositions, law and motion, settlement/mediation, trial, and appellate briefing and argument. Jason was also primarily responsible for the firm’s mass tort pharmaceutical litigation, working as liaison counsel and representing the firm’s clients in various state and federal courts in coordinated proceedings.

He leverages this experience to help his clients think several steps ahead and achieve their goals in litigation in the most cost-effective and straightforward manner.  Jason has tried cases in arbitration and in California state and federal courts, and has argued appellate matters to the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
Jason has significant personal and professional ties to the California judicial system, having served as judicial extern to the Honorable Assistant Presiding Judge Morris D. Jacobson of the Alameda County Superior Court, the Honorable Justice Eileen C. Moore, and the Honorable Presiding Justice Kathleen E. O’Leary.  These experiences gave Jason a keen insight into how to best craft and present arguments in litigation, giving Jason’s clients the competitive edge.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
With a passion to be active in the community, Jason serves as a mock trial attorney coach for University High School through the Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation.  He was also appointed to the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Board of Governors for 2016, and previously served as a Law School Development Chair with CAOC’s New Lawyers Division.

Jason is also fluent in Spanish.

AWARDS AND HONORS
•    Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2017
•    Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division
      Award of Merit
•    CALI Award for Remedies (highest overall grade in class)
•    University of Southern California Renaissance Scholar and
      Presidential Scholar
•    Orange County Best Lawyers list for Personal Injury and Product             Liability Litigation, 2018

EDUCATION
    University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D.,
      May 2012; cum laude
           -    Certificate in Civil Litigation and Alternative
                 Dispute Resolution
•    University of Southern California, B.A., May 2009; cum laude

BAR INFORMATION 
•    California, 2012
•    United States District Court, Central District of California
•    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals