Jason’s practice is focused in the areas of business, commercial, employment and real estate related litigation and transactions. In his litigation practice, Jason has a high success rate in representing businesses, both large and small, as well as individuals. Jason has successfully represented business clients in Ohio state courts, Ohio appellate courts, U.S. Federal Courts, arbitration organizations, Stark County Board of Revisions, Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, local zoning boards, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and other various Ohio administrative agencies. Jason is experienced in municipal law and was the Solicitor for the Village of Meyers Lake from 2012 to 2019. In addition to practicing in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, Jason’s practice also includes transactional work, including the drafting of complex contracts, corporate and employment documents and other legal documents for business and real estate transactions and operating matters.
Jason received a BA in History from James Madison University in 1996, with honors, and a law degree from the Case Western University School of Law in 2000. He was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in November of 2000 while clerking for Judge John R. Hoffman in the Stark County Court of Common Pleas during 2000 and 2001. Jason was then an associate attorney with Rauser & Associates Co., L.P.A. in Cleveland, Ohio from the fall of 2001 to the fall of 2002. Jason continued his practice with Gruber, Haren, Thomas & Co. beginning in 2002 as an associate and then became a principal and officer in the firm. In January of 2023, Gruber, Thomas & Co. merged with Arnold & Associates, Ltd. and formed the law firm of Arnold, Gruber & Haren, Ltd., of which Jason is a principal and officer and has continues his practice. Jason is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and the Western District of Michigan.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Jason is member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Stark County Bar Association. Jason was an elected member of the Stark County Bar Association Executive Committee for a three-year term from 2020 to 2023. He remains on the Stark County Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee and the Community Involvement Committee. The Community Involvement Committee organizes and participates in local charitable work and other events for the benefit of the residents of Stark County. Jason is also an active in the Building Industry Association of Stark County, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive & Finance Committee and the Program & Education Committee. Jason was formerly the legal counsel for the Canton Junior Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Canton Preservation Society and was active on the Fundraising Committee.
CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Jason is an active and involved lifelong resident of Stark County, Ohio. He resides in Canton with his wife and three children. Jason currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Stark County Catholic Schools for the Dioceses of Youngstown. Jason was elected and served a five-year term on the Board Directors of Ridgewood Preservation Incorporated and Ridgewood Homeowners Neighborhood, Inc., serving one of those years as the President and two years as the Vice President. Jason is also currently a member of the St. Peter School Coach and Mary Bagley Scholarship Committee which raises tuition assistance funds for elementary school children. He previously served on the Finance Committee for St. Peter Church. Jason is member of the Greater Canton Aquatic Association which helps support, promote and honor swimmers and divers, past and present, in Stark County. Finally, Jason previously served on a fundraising committee for the Canton Preservation Society.
Case Western Reserve School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000.
James Madison University, BA History, 1996.