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JASON W. SCHAFF

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Biography

Mr. Schaff is a firm shareholder who represents businesses, employers and injured individuals in all aspects of civil litigation. He has tried high-exposure matters to verdict in both state and federal courts throughout California. He has handled employment matters, professional liability claims, officers and director disputes, and catastrophic personal injury cases. Mr. Schaff brings a unique background to the Firm as a prior claims adjuster with a large insurance company.

Mr. Schaff is admitted to practice law in California and all federal district courts in California. He has been named a Super Lawyer for the Northern California Super Lawyers for the last four years. He was named Top Lawyer in 2021 by Sacramento Magazine and was recognized as among the Best of the Bar by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2013.

In addition to his work at Flesher Schaff & Schroeder, Mr. Schaff has been an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for the last ten years. Mr. Schaff graduated as Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers from McGeorge in 2006. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1999.

Mr. Schaff a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and is a past President of the Barristers' Club of Sacramento and recently helped establish a diversity pipeline program for at-risk students at a local high school, which is now modeled by similar programs across the country.

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Employers
  • Civil Litigation

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Barristers' Club, President, 2010 to 2011
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Barristers' Club, Vice President of Programs, 2009 to 2010
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Barristers' Club, Executive Vice President, 2008 to 2009
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern CA & Nevada
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law , Adjunct Professor for the Trial Competition Team, 2006 to 2010
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California
    • B.A. - 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2007

Honors

  • Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Recipient of Avvo.com’s Highest 10.0 Rating for Attorneys
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Witkin Legal Institute Award for Community Property
  • Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine
  • Best of the Bar by the Sacramento Business Journal

Past Positions

  • Professor Ruth Jones, Research Assistant
  • Honorable William B. Shubb for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Judicial Extern