Jonathan B. Owens

Personal:
Jonathan (Jon) Owens has lived in Nevada since 1999 and specializes in premise liability, transportation law, products liability and insurance coverage. His practice includes defending catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, defending the manufacturers of various products including building products, medical products, and automotive products, litigating cargo claims and providing coverage analysis for several lines of insurance coverage.

Born in Idaho, Jon grew up in Washington, Louisiana and Utah. Following service in the United States Marine Corps, Jon attended Utah State University where he received a Bachelors of Science, cum laude, in Political Science. Three years later he graduated from the University of Utah College of Law with his Juris Doctorate. While enrolled at the University of Utah, Jon was active in both Law Review and Moot Court. Jon joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2005.

Jon is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, American Bar Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (ADC). He has spoken on numerous occasions on trucking and transportation law issues, and contributed to ABA, DRI and ALFA International publications on transportation, punitive damages and products liability issues. In his spare time, Jon enjoys reading, powerlifting, hiking/mountain biking and target shooting.

Education:
Utah State University (B.S., cum laude)
University of Utah (J.D.)

Bar and Court Admissions:
Nevada Supreme Court – 1999
U.S. District Court, District of Nevada – 1999

Professional Associations:
State Bar of Nevada
American Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Risk Management Society (RIMS)
Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Special Distinctions and Achievements:
Staff Member: Utah Law Review

Presentations:

Mitigation of Damages-Using the Affordable Care Act as a Sword to Slash Life Care Plans” Panelist, ALFA International 2016 Transportation Practice Group Seminar

Publications:

Settling a Minor’s Claim: A State by State Summary” (Contributor), American Bar Association, 2010
Transportation Update” (Contributor), ALFA International, 2012
2010 ALFA 50-State Transportation Compendium” (Contributor), ALFA International, 2010
Punitive Damages in Commercial Transportation: A State by State Summary” (Contributor), American Bar Association, 2007