Jason S. Leiker is known for fast, but effective ramp-up. In both the corporate world, where he worked before he became an attorney, and the law firm environment, his experience with broad-based business issues means he can capably represent clients in their business disputes, whether the issues result in litigation or alternative resolution. Jason’s vast experience includes banking, employment, commercial matters, insurance and construction.
“My background professionally and educationally is such that I can hit the ground running for clients on multiple issues and serve their legal needs across the board,” Jason said. “I learn a client’s business inside and out and treat it as if it were my own.”
In his construction industry representation, for example, Jason has served several clients whose cases involved horizontal directional drilling. This technique is subject to numerous regulations, resulting in very complicated legal issues when drills hit major underground utilities. Jason’s deep understanding of this and other industry practices places him on a short list of area lawyers who can quickly and proficiently handle such complex cases.
“I commit to my clients with all the ability and passion I possess,” Jason said. “From there, I make sure I outwork the other side and aggressively represent the client’s interests. When the client has success, either in litigation or in business, that’s the ultimate reward.”
Jason joined Levy Craig in 2015.
Successfully settled an employment dispute with a Fortune 100 company.
Won a nearly complete defense verdict on a large lender liability case in Missouri state court.
The plaintiff sought $1.3 million in lender liability and punitive damages, but was apportioned 99 percent of the fault, resulting in an award of equal to 1 percent of the alleged damages, or $126.81.
Successfully defended against a bad faith employee dishonesty bond claim in Nebraska federal court.
Obtained multiple judgments, in total exceeding $3 MM, in Missouri state court in favor of client, a national real estate developer, on the enforcement of commercial leases.
Member, Kansas Bar Association, since 2002
Member, Missouri Bar Association, since 2002
Graduate, Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy
Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, Barrister
Graduate, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers Trial Academy
Board Member, ALS Association Mid-America Chapter, Executive Board
Member, Metro United Soccer Club
Member and volunteer, Westside Family Church and Holy Trinity Parish
Published Works/ Presentations
Presenter, CLE topics, Young Lawyers of the Johnson County Bar Association
Presenter, business law and real estate topics, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
Presenter, seminars on the legal aspects of real estate, including disclosures, titles and contracts, Reece and Nichols Realtors
M.A. in Political Science, University of Kansas, 2003
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2001
– CALI Excellence for the Future Award
B.A. in Economics, University of Kansas, 1996
Eastern District of Missouri, 2013
Western District of Missouri, 2002
District of Kansas, 2002
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