Jason Baas, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo

Education

University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 2004

Wayne State University, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan

Jason Baas serves as a co-leader of the firm's Insurance Defense divison. 

Overview

For nearly two decades, Jason has demonstrated an expertise in trying medically complex cases involving high damage exposure. He has experience handling a broad array of insurance lawsuits from first and third-party automobile claims, premises liability, insurance coverage, defense of governmental entities, contract disputes, and construction accidents.

In 2017, Jason's no-cause verdict made front-page headlines of Michigan Lawyer's Weekly and was one of the largest exposure PIP cases ever tried in Wayne County. The trial involved the defense of a Wayne County Governmental entity that lasted over 7 days, involved 23 witnesses and 13 experts in both the medical and bio-mechanical engineering fields. Plaintiff's damages exceeded $1.0 million and included four surgeries, three of which were spinal fusions. After only 30 minutes of deliberations, the jury found that plaintiff did not suffer any injury despite plaintiff’s million-dollar + claim.

In a 2016 third-party trial for a self-insured Governmental Entity, Jason again obtained a no-cause in the face of plaintiff's $2.5 million demand to the jury. He not only obtained a no cause verdict, but also pursued and recovered over $30,000 in post-judgment sanctions for his client.

Most recently, in February 2020, Jason, along with Tim Kubik, obtained a no-cause in a 7 day PIP trial for a national insurance carrier in Oakland County Circuit Court where damages again exceeded $1.0 million.

Jason regularly provides expert analysis to legal publications, including Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and frequently presents to the firm's clients as well as at the Insurance Institute of Michigan’s annual seminar. 

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