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Jason R. Sebolt is a lawyer in West Michigan who counsels hospitals and health care providers in the areas of medical malpractice defense, general liability, premises liability, and risk management. He is past president of the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Jason’s experience includes defending doctors, nurses, hospitals, psychiatric care facilities, and other health care providers against claims of malpractice, licensing investigations, and other disciplinary actions. He has handled cases involving complex regional pain syndrome, orthopedics, IV extravasation, anesthesia, pain medication, critical care, psychiatry, surgery, and many others. Jason has analyzed complicated medical causation issues; addressed the admissibility of expert evidence; led the deposition of experts; prepared and successfully argued complex motions for summary disposition before judges in counties throughout Michigan; and postured dozens of cases for trial or effective settlement negotiations.

General Liability, Negligence, Premises Liability, Personal Injury

Jason has handled general liability, negligence, and premises liability matters for health care facilities where, for example, patrons were injured in incidents involving slip and fall, elevator entrapment, and mechanical doors. For his clients he has assisted in improving incident reporting and investigation policies utilizing his in-depth understanding of peer review protections, facility operations, and risk management best practices.  Jason regularly serves as a presenter on various risk management related issues.

In his spare time, Jason volunteers on boards of educational organizations such as the Jenison Public Schools Early Childhood Center, Jenison Public Schools Citizens Advisory Committee to the Superintendant, and the Jenison Public Schools Bond Proposal Committee. Jason enjoys golfing, professional sporting events, restoring his 1970 AAR ‘Cuda, and spending time with his wife, Tara, and their three children.


Experience

Previous Experience

Summer Associate – Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Grand Rapids, MI

Intern – Office of the General Counsel, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI

Law Clerk – Reach, Ranney and Carpenter, Ann Arbor, MI

Student Attorney – Free Legal Aid Clinic, Detroit, MI

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management (Past President)
  • Jenison Public Schools (Vice President, Parent Board for Early Childhood Center; Member, Citizens Advisory Committee to the Superintendant)

Education

  • Eastern Michigan University (B.S., 2000)  
  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2003); Bronze Key Award Winner; Moot Court.   

Admitted

  • State Bar of Michigan, 2003

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