Jason J. O’RourkePartner
Education and Experience
Creighton University (B.A. cum laude, 1995; J.D., magna cum laude, 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 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
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, 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 2018, he was inducted as a Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers. The ACTL is composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyers organization in both countries. Jason is also a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of the Quad Cities and Western Illinois.
Jason received is 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.