Jason Earley has been practicing law for over 12 years and currently serves as managing partner of Hare Wynn’s Little Rock office. In addition to management duties and representing his personal injury clients in Arkansas, Jason serves on the firm’s complex litigation team, which handles large class and mass actions throughout the United States.
Service to others and community has always been a priority to Jason. Outside of the practice of law, Jason serves as an officer and board member of the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis Club, which supports the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp – a nationally-recognized program that provides mentoring and life skill training to at-risk youth. Jason also serves on the board of trustees of Philander Smith College, a private, historically black liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist church.
Jason and his wife, Laura, have a son, Alston, and they enjoy running marathons together.
Jason attended Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas and received his B.A. degree cum laude in 1999. In 2004, Jason earned his law degree with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. While in law school, Jason was a member of the Law Review and Trial Team.
While in law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Jason was a member of both the Law Review and Trial Team.
As the managing partner of the firm’s Little Rock office, Jason is involved in all aspects of the firm’s Arkansas personal injury practice.
In addition to his work helping people injured in a variety of workplace and other accidents, Jason serves on Hare Wynn’s complex litigation team, which handles class and mass actions throughout the country. As part of the lead counsel trial team in the federal multi-district litigation In Re Syngenta GMO Corn Litigation MDL No. 2591, Jason represented American corn farmers in twenty-two states, resulting in a verdict of nearly $218 million. Jason also serves as co-lead counsel in a class action involving Arkansas accident victims who have been further harmed by the deceptive billing practices of a national hospital chain.
- Arkansas, 2004
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- American Bar Association
- Arkansas Bar Association
- Pulaski County Bar Association
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
In recognition of Jason’s courtroom skill, he has been named in the Rising Stars® of the Mid-South by Super Lawyers® 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2017, Super Lawyers® 2018, “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers, and “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Syngenta GMO Corn
Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This ...More
In 2009, Wellspring Hospice Solutions, a small consulting business, brought a lawsuit against a large hospice company alleging a breach of a management contract.More
Hare Wynn obtains a $2.86 billion judgment in compensatory damages against Richard M. Scrushy, the largest judgment against an individual in history in any American jurisdiction....More
GMO Rice Contamination
Hare Wynn represents more than 2,500 rice farmers in a historic $750 million settlement against Bayer Cropscience....More
Hare Wynn attorneys Scott Powell and Don McKenna represent one of four whistleblowers who brought False Claims Act suits against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing of Trileptal and paying illegal kickbacks to doctors in ass...More
U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell, resulting in the company’s agreement to pay $410 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases...More
In 2016, a team of Hare Wynn lawyers, including Scott Powell, John Haley, Bruce McKee, Ralph Cook, Brian Vines, and Tempe Smith secured a $310 million dollar settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of investors who had been defrauded...More
Syngenta GMO Corn
Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This was the first of a number of trials against Syngent....More
This was a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of HealthSouth Corporation. It alleged that UBS Securities knew about Richard Scrushy’s accounting frauds at HealthSouth, yet helped Scrushy to continue to make acquisitions and to c...More
Hare Wynn has obtained a $40.25 million jury verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama, in a case involving the death of Derric Rush, a Hoover resident killed on his way home from Wednesday night service at the church where he worked....More
Healthways Inc. will pay $40 million to end a lawsuit alleging the company’s Diabetes Treatment Center of America received kickbacks for paying doctors to send their patients to hospitals that are the unit’s clients....More
Death of a Police Officer
Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville Police Officer. The family of slain Officer, Daniel Golden, bro...More