J. Jason Hill is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois at Ubrana-Champaign and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Communications. In 1995, he received his J.D. degree from California Western School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review an International Law Journal, as well as editor of the Telecommunications Law Forum. Currently, Mr. Hill is admitted to the bar in both California and Illinois, and is a broker licensed by the California Department of Real Estate. He maintains memberships not only with the San Diego County Bar Association, but also the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the San Diego Association of Realtors.
Prior to joining Cohelan Khoury & Singer, the San Diego lawyer represented large institutional clients in a variety of civil litigation settings, including insurance coverage, employement law, health care law, general and professional liability, as well as, premises and product liability claims. He has particular emphasis on all aspects of professional liability claims in a healthcare setting, as well as claims brought pursuant to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protections Act (EADACPA). Mr. Hill is also an accomplished appellate practitioner and has briefed and/or argued over 40 matters in both state and federal courts of appeal, yeilding several published decisions on a range of legal issues.
Published decisions include:
- Scripps Health v. Superior Court (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 529 [holding that Scripps “incident reports” were properly withheld from production on the basis of the assertion of the corporate attorney/client privilege and thus reversing a document production order.]
- Marron v. Superior Court (2003) 108 Cal.App.4th 1049 [holding that “enhanced remedies” under the “EADACPA” are not punitive in nature, and that corporate ratification is an essential element for damage recovery against an employer under the Act.]
- Jacobs v. Grossmont hospital (2003) 108 Cal.App.4th 69 [holding that civil immunity exists against persons implementing a Section 5150 involuntary hold, but not for conduct after the hold is instituted.]
- McManis v. San Diego Postal Credit Union (1998) 61Cal.App.4th 547 [revsersing summary judgment and allowing trial for bad faith claim for disability insurer who permitted repossession of property rather than pay benefits.]
- San Diego Hospital Association v. Superior Court (4th Dist.1994) 30 Cal.app.4th 8. (JSD)[holding that hospital’s are not subject to strict product liability as they are deemed “end users” and consumers of medical devices and therefore not in the chain of distribution of allegedly defective medical devices.]
- San Diego County Bar Association
- National Association of Realtors
- Califfornia Association of Realtors
- San Diego Association of Realtors