Jason Bliss practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona for 20 years before moving to Flagstaff and to Aspey, Watkins & Diesel in 2017. As a litigation attorney in Phoenix, Mr. Bliss focused his practice on complex and serious lawsuits, from tire failure cases involving catastrophic injury and death to multi-party construction defect and insurance coverage litigation. He has litigated wrongful death,quadriplegia/paraplegia, amputation and brain injury cases as both a plaintiff and defendant. Mr. Bliss 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 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.
In his Phoenix practice Mr. Bliss handled 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 defended 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.
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.