Jason J. Irvin

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4514 Cole Avenue
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75205-5412


Jason Irvin is a trial attorney who has won defense verdicts in Texas, California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. As a senior partner at Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Jason’s practice focuses on product liability, commercial litigation, and wrongful death cases. 

Jason understands that attorneys are in the customer service business. He prides himself in keeping his clients updated on their cases and providing aggressive litigation strategies designed to prevent lawsuit abuse against his clients. Jason understands that success in the legal field only comes with diligence and hard work. Jason’s work ethic has led his clients to entrust him with the responsibility of being lead trial counsel in numerous jurisdictions.

In addition to his work on behalf of companies, Jason has also won verdicts on behalf of pro bono clients. He represented an indigent client in a pro bono breach of contract and fraud case, obtaining a $100,000 verdict in her favor. 

Jason is an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns, having obtained both his B.A. (with honors) and J.D. (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Professional affiliations



"Putting Your Best Voice Forward,"Defense Research Institute, Asbestos Medicine Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana(November 10-11, 2016)

"Evaluating Industrial Hygiene Conclusions," Perrin Conferences, Asbestos Litigation Conference,San Francisco, California (September 12-14, 2016)

"Asbestos Field Guide: Defense of Friction and Gasket Cases," In-House CLE, Indianapolis, Indiana (August 18, 2016)

“Conducting a Trial from an iPad,” Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 3-5, 2016)

"Never Mind the Facts: The Damning Narrative Plaintiffs Can Aim at Any Defendant," Defense Research Institute, Asbestos Medicine Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, (November 2015)

“Beating the Reptilian Brain,” Trial Attorneys of America, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 10-12, 2015)

“Keeping Your Boiler Defendant from Losing Steam - Boiler Operation and Defense Strategy,” Defense Research Institute, Asbestos Medicine Seminar, San Francisco, California (November 6-7, 2014)

"Jury Selection in a Products Liability Case," Trial Attorneys of America, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-13, 2014)

"What We Learned From Victories & Defeats in the Last 12 Months" Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada (June 4, 2014)

"The Lung Cancer Case: The Claims Are Really About Smoking," HarrisMartin's Southeast Asbestos Litigation Conference, Charleston, South Carolina (March 26, 2014)

"Spoliation of Evidence: When to Cry Over Spilled Milk," Trial Attorneys of America, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (June 12-14, 2013)

"Anatomy of a Case - Cost and Quality Control," Texas Lawyer, In-House Counsel Summit (October 3, 2012)

"Assessing and Addressing Insurance Fraud in the Claims Environment," CLM (July 27, 2011)


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J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law (2001)

B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin (1998)

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