Jason graduated third in his class at the University of Kansas School of Law. While in law school, he wrote for the Kansas Law Review and participated in moot court competitions.
After law school, Jason immediately went to work for an AmLaw 100 firm as an associate in the tort section. He eventually became partner, after having developed significant experience in the fields of business litigation and products liability.
He has tried multiple cases to verdict and has litigated hundreds of cases in various jurisdictions across the United States. Although Jason did have many opportunities to represent plaintiffs in civil rights cases, as well as business cases, his practice predominantly involved the defense of corporate clients.
With decades of practice on behalf of large corporate clients, Jason is uniquely situated to assist plaintiffs. At the Bandas Law firm, Jason focuses his practice in appellate law, including representing plaintiffs in class action litigation. His extensive background in corporate litigation has helped prepare him for the advocacy challenges that plaintiffs face in the world of high stakes class action litigation.
Jason is admitted to practice in the States of Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Nebraska. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in multiple state and federal courts.
Reflecting his commitment to justice and the responsibilities of the legal profession, Jason has logged hundreds of hours on behalf of pro bono clients. He also has a tremendous passion for teaching. He has had the opportunity to teach undergraduate students in constitutional and business law.
Before becoming an attorney, Jason was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, after having attended Mercer University on a four-year ROTC scholarship. In 1996, he was a platoon leader and deployed with the Army’s First Armored Division in support of Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Jason considers himself a modern-day adventurer as well. He has completed a trek to Everest Base Camp, and he published a book about his journey. He has also summited Mount Kilimanjaro, and is currently working on another book to bring his experience to others considering the challenge. He has also published shorter projects about his travels.
- J.D., summa cum laude, University of Kansas School of Law, 1999
- B.A., cum laude, Mercer University, 1993
- Admitted to Practice – Kansas 1999; Missouri 2001; Texas 2014
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits