Jason Moberly Caruso

Associate


Jason Moberly Caruso is an associate in the Newport Beach office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.  His practice focuses on various aspects of “contaminated sites” environmental legal work, complex litigation, and appellate matters. 

ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION & REGULATORY MATTERS
Jason counsels and represents current and former facility owners and operators in state and federal proceedings, administrative actions, cost recovery cases, and non-litigation site remediation situations.  The litigated matters frequently involve the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its parallel California Hazardous Substances Account Act (HSSA).  Jason’s counsel reflects an overlay of the technical, regulatory, and legal dynamics inherent in contaminated sites, often during real estate transactions or when seeking no-further-action determinations.  Further, Jason specializes in Proposition 65 warnings for property owners and producers/distributors of consumer products regarding hazardous substance exposures.

COMPLEX LITIGATION & APPELLATE MATTERS
When clients must go to court, Jason applies his significant experience in complex state and federal litigation over a broad range of substantive areas, including environmental, business, real estate, construction, and products liability.  His experience extends from pre-litigation through trial and post-trial proceedings.  Jason represents clients in appellate and writ proceedings and has argued before state and federal courts of appeal.
 
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Jason’s community engagement includes serving as a mock trial attorney coach for University High School through the Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County (CRF-OC) and as a member of CRF-OC’s Board of Directors.  Jason is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Ethics Committee, and is an active member of the William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court.

 MEDIA INSIGHT AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
•    Co-Author, "New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations For Businesses Effective August 30, 2018," Newmeyer & Dillion, August 30, 2018.

AWARDS & HONORS
•    Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2018
•    Orange County Best Lawyers list for Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation, 2018
•    Consumer Attorneys of California New Lawyers Division Award of Merit
 
EDUCATION
•    University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D.,
      May 2012; cum laude
•    University of Southern California, B.A. in Political Science, May 2009; cum laude
 
BAR INFORMATION 
•    California, 2012
•    United States District Court, Central District of California
•    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals