Jason R. Gagnon
Partner
Waterbury
203.575.2622
203.575.2600

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Law School
    J.D. 2008
  • Florida State University, Undergraduate
    B.A. 2005
    ,magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Jason Gagnon’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on products liability, utility law, and employment law.  Jason has extensive experience in advising clients in all aspects of products liability law, including substantial experience working with national and multi-national companies to develop an integrated system of best practices for avoiding and managing products liability claims covering a wide range of areas from product development and risk allocation in contracts to litigation and trial.  Jason regularly trains management and executive level employees on best practices.  Client’s often credit Jason’s knowledge and understanding of their businesses, employees and markets with facilitating the implementation of products liability prevention programs and litigation strategies while minimizing the disruption to their business operations.     

Jason’s clients include national and multinational manufacturers, public utilities, large and small employers, and financial institutions.  He has represented a broad range of clients on matters alleging breach of contract, unfair trade practices, products liability, defamation, personal injury, and employment discrimination.

  • Member of trial team that obtained defense verdict in $200 million product liability action against trailer manufacturer arising out of an accident that resulted in multiple deaths and serious injuries
  • Developed and implemented best practices and audit program for preventing and managing product liability claims for group of eleven highway technology companies
  • Drafted best practices manual covering topics ranging from customer and supplier contracts to managing and preventing product liability claims
  • Drafted standard terms and conditions for group for national and multinational companies
  • Drafted and reviewed commercial contracts between national and international companies
  • Created “Battle of the Forms” educational modules for company executives
  • Conducted best practices audit sessions with company executives
  • Member of litigation team managing multi-jurisdictional and cross-border litigation arising out of a train derailment that resulted in multiple fatalities and significant environmental contamination and property damage
  • Developed and presented numerous client seminars on topics ranging from electronic discovery for the in-house counsel of a regional bank to collections management for the clients of a wholesale distributor

  • Selected as a "New Leaders in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2016
  • Lecturer in Law, Boston College Department of Political Science
  • Certificate in Environmental Law and Land Use, Boston College Law School
  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in the area of products liability defense, 2012 - 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut  Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in the area of products liability defense, 2012 - 2016

Community Involvement

  • Mattatuck Museum
    • Board of Director
    • Strategic Planning Committee

Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association