Jason J. O’Rourke joined the firm in 1998. His practice is almost entirely devoted to litigation and appeals. Jason has litigated complex construction cases through jury trials and arbitrations. He has also litigated a number of cases involving noncompetition agreements and post-employment restrictions. Finally, he has handled a variety of commercial and personal injury cases such as breach of contract, wrongful death and premises liability claims.
In 2012 and 2016-2020, Jason was selected to Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law. In 2014, he was voted into the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in The Academy is by invitation only and is limited to 250 attorneys who have displayed exceptional skills and the highest integrity, and who have dedicated their professional lives primarily to trial practice. In 2020, Jason was recognized by Chambers USA in America’s Leading Business Lawyers with a “Band 4” rating for Litigation: General Commercial. Jason O’Rourke is viewed as a “good trial lawyer who is effective, efficient and quick on his feet.”
Jason is active in numerous organizations, including:
Jason received his B.A. with honors from Creighton University in 1995. He received his J.D. with honors from Creighton University School of Law in 1998. While in law school, Jason was on Law Review and served as the Lead Articles Editor.
Creighton University (B.A. cum laude, 1995)
Creighton University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1998)
Creighton Law Review, Lead Articles Editor 1997-1998
Iowa – 1998
Illinois – 1999
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 1999
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit – 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit – 2000
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – 2015
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Lane & Waterman attorneys Jason O’Rourke and Alex Barnett successfully obtained summary judgment for […]
Lane & Waterman partner Ben Patterson has accepted an invitation to join the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
Lane & Waterman attorneys Jason O’Rourke and Alex Barnett successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Des Moines University and the University’s head baseball coach in a premises liability and negligence action.