Jason Earley serves on Hare Wynn’s Complex Litigation Team and devotes his practice to protecting consumers and small businesses harmed by corporate fraud and wrongdoing.

Jason’s career highlights include representing over 300,000 American corn farmers as part of the leadership team appointed by a federal court In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation. Jason and a team of lawyers assembled from around the country brought nationwide class action against Syngenta releasing a genetically modified corn seed that shut down American corn exports to China. Jason served on the trial team which obtained a $217,700,000 jury verdict against Syngenta on behalf of 10,000 Kansas corn farmers – the 10th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2017. The historic verdict resulted in a $1.51 billion global settlement for American’s corn farmers and stands as the largest recovery in an agricultural litigation in the history of the United States.

Before moving to Hare Wynn’s home office in Birmingham in 2018 to devote his practice to complex litigation, Jason served as the managing partner of the firm’s Little Rock office and handled cases ranging from personal injury, to environmental contamination, to contract disputes, and recovered millions on behalf of his clients. He has been featured as a top trial lawyer by publications such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers.

Service to others and his community has always been a priority to Jason. He serves on the Board of the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, which provides help to victims of traumatic brain injury. He served as an officer and board member of the Downtown Little Rock Kiwanis, which supports the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp – a nationally-recognized program that provides mentoring and education to at-risk youth. Jason also served on the board of Philander Smith College, a historically black liberal arts college.


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.

Notable Work

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- the 10th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2017. The historic verdict resulted in a $1.51 billion global settlement for American’s corn farmers and stands as the largest recovery in an agricultural litigation in the history of the United States. 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 and 2015 – 2017. He also chosen for the Super Lawyers® 2018 list for his work as a personal injury attorney. Other professional awards include “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers and “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.


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Awards & Accolades

  • Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers – Top 25
  • ABA
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers 2019 - Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Americas Top 100 Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Advocates
  • American Judicature Society
  • US News Best Law Firms 2019
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Lawdragon 2017
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyers
  • Phoenix Club of Birmingham
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • SuperLawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers
  • Top Ranked USA Chambers
  • Arkansas Magazine - Very Best Award
  • National Featured Verdict
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2019
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