Jason Bliss
Personal Injury, Construction, Real Estate, Civil Litigation & Appeals

Jason Bliss

Before moving to Flagstaff, Jason Bliss was based in Phoenix, Arizona, where he gained 20 years of diverse experience in a wide array of litigation matters. Mr. Bliss’ experience includes litigating and trying serious personal injury matters involving serious automobile accidents and liquor liability/dram shop allegations as both a plaintiff and a defendant. Mr. Bliss also has significant experience litigating construction-related disputes in various contexts, including on behalf of or adverse to design builders, architects, engineers, materials testing consultants, and specialty trade subcontractors in both residential and commercial construction settings. He handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of various insurers, including general liability insurers, professional liability insurers, and auto and property insurers. He has authored coverage opinions as well as litigated insurance-coverage related disputes. In addition, Mr. Bliss defends commercial lines and professional insureds in various subject areas focusing on medical malpractice, construction litigation, liquor liability lawsuits, tire defect lawsuits, and other serious personal injury and death litigation. He also has considerable experience litigating other commercial matters including real estate disputes, partnership or corporate disputes, copyright infringement issues, and commercial and residential landlord tenant matters.

Mr. Bliss is a frequent presenter on personal injury, construction law, and trial practice issues.  Mr. Bliss co-authored the chapter entitle “Risk Transfer Through the Tender of Defense” in the most recent edition of the Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual.


Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Construction
Real Estate
Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Admissions

Supreme Court of Arizona, 1997

U.S. District Court – District of Arizona, 1997

Navajo Nation, 2018

Education

Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona

• J.D., 1997
• Writing instructor, 1996-1997
• Externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, 1996-1997

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

• B.S., 1994

Professional Memberships & Activities

Coconino County Bar Association

• Secretary, 2019

Flagstaff Leadership Program (FLP)

• Class of 2019

Maricopa County Bar Association Construction Section, Member

Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Inactive)

• Vice Co-Chair, Southwest Chapter, 2016 – 2017

Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Graduate

Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, Past President and Current Member

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Past Member

State Bar of Arizona, Lectures, Presentations, Publications

• Construction Law Manual (3d ed. 2015), Contributing Author
• Multiple presentations on personal injury, construction, and trial tactics issues

Community Involvement

Club Red, Associate Board of the American Red Cross

• Past Vice President, Grand Canyon Chapter

Willo Historic District Neighborhood Association, Past Vice President
Phoenix Art Museum Men’s Arts Council (Inactive)



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