Jason Rose - Selected Trials & Verdicts

Jason Rose is an associate at Brayton Purcell LLP. Mr. Rose has tried asbestos and tobacco personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, other cancer, and asbestosis cases in California (San Francisco, Alameda, Los Angeles, Shasta and Solano Counties), and Federal Court (United States District Court Northern District of California). Along with Gil Purcell and Jennifer Alesio, Mr. Rose received the San Francisco Trial Lawyer's Association 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Mr. Rose's trial successes have been recognized as a Top Plaintiff's Verdict by the Daily Journal, and a Top 100 Verdict nationally by the National Law Journal. Mr. Rose was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017.

The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of his recent trial work.

  • 2017 Court Successes
    • Jerry Grace v. Pacific Coast Building Supply, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: San Francisco
      Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Drywaller Carpenter - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved after Motions in Limine were argued in excess of $75,000 as to all defendants
      January 2017

  • 2016 Court Successes
    • Marilyn Harnden (W/D of Van Harnden) v. Deans Materials Inc., et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Shasta County
      Judge: Hon. Stephen Baker
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Ceiling Installer/Drywaller - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $368,000 as to all defendants
      November/December 2016

    • Frank Digrande v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Alameda County
      Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury for Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Carpenter/Pipefitter - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $68,000 as to all defendants
      October 2016

    • Clifton Ferreira v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Solano County
      Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury for Colon Cancer, Asbestosis, Pleural Disease - Career Laborer/Pipefitter - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $325,000 as to all defendants
      June/July 2016

    • Earlean Harris et al., v Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Solano County
      Judge: Hon. Paul Beeman
      Role: 2nd Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury /Wrongful Death for Lung Cancer, Asbestosis -Career Pipefitter - Asbestos Cement Pipe/Telephone Conduit - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during plaintiff's case in chief in excess of $700,000 as to all case defendants.
      May-June 2016

    • Norma Murray et al., v. Amcord Inc. et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: San Francisco County
      Trial Type: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death for Mesothelioma - Career Lather - exposures to insulation - stucco/plaster - transite pipe - fireproofing - plastic cement - joint compounds - floor tiles -putty -brakes - clutches - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved after Motions in Limine were argued in excess of $930,000 as to all case defendants
      May 2016

    • John Pelleritti v. Dinwiddie Construction Co., Golden Gate Drywall Co., et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: San Francisco
      Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
      Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
      Trial Type: Personal Injury for Colon Cancer - Retired Boiler Tender - Government Shipyards/Hunters Point Naval Shipyard/Construction - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved at trial after Evidence Code Section 402 hearings on Colon Cancer causation by asbestos in excess of $500,000 as to all case defendants
      Feb-Mar 2016

    • Nikki Pooshs v. Philip Morris USA, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      United States District Court: Northern District of California - Oakland Division
      Judge: Hon. Phyllis J. Hamilton, United States District Judge
      Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
      Trial Type: Strict Liability Failure to Warn - Pre-1969 Labelling Act; Negligent Failure to Warn - Pre-1969 Labeling Act; Concealment Pre-1988 California Immunity Period - Living Lung Cancer - Adenocarcinoma.
      Verdict for Defendants Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company as to Medical Causation - Appeal (Third) to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
      Case resolved as to all other case defendants prior to trial.
      5 weeks, Jan-Feb 2016

  • 2015 Court Successes
    • Ronald Buck and Teri Buck, vs. Eaton Corporation, et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: County of Shasta
      Judge: Hon. Monica Marlow
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury for Asbestosis - Simpson Paper Mill Worker - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved after jury selection, in excess of $75,000 as to all case defendants
      October 2015

    • Brayton Purcell LLP v. Mary Jo Jones and Theresa Jones-Cook
      Civil Bench Trial
      Superior Court: San Francisco County
      Judge: James A. Robertson II
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Interpleader Action (Determining Distribution of Settlement Funds)
      Verdicts: Cost awarded and funds Judgment entered
      Trial Length: 1 Day

    • James Thomas v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Union Carbide Corporation, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Alameda County
      Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
      Role: Co-Chair with James Nevin
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Kaiser Gypsum Antioch Plant Worker - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during plaintiff’s case in chief in excess of $500,000 as to all defendants
      2 Weeks, April 2015

    • Norman Ward v. Dean Materials Inc., et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court:  Shasta, CA
      Judge: William Gallagher
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Laborer- Heavy Equipment Operator - Carpenter - Ceiling Tile Installer - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved prior to jury selection, in excess of $50,000 as to all case defendants
      March 2015

    • Kari Martin, et. al., v. Kaiser Gypsum, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Butte County, CA
      Judge: Stephen E. Benson
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Lather - Plasterer - Drywall Hanger - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved during jury selection, in excess of $200,000 as to all case defendants
      March  2015

    • Duane Erickson v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, et. al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court:  Shasta, CA
      Judge:  Monica Marlow
      Role: 1st Chair
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Millright - Negligence and Products Liability
      Case resolved prior to trial.
      March 2015

  • 2014 Court Successes
    • Damon & Sondra Leeper v. Certainteed Corporation; TIMEC; et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Alameda County (Pleasanton Branch)
      Judge: Hon. Julia Spain
      Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
      Trial Type: Retired Plumber/Welder - Mesothelioma - Negligence/Products Liability - Loss of Consortium
      Case resolved as to all case defendants at the conclusion of Plaintiffs' case in chief in excess of $7,000,000
      Nov-Dec 2014

    • Raymond & Carol Byrum v. BorgWarner Morse TEC Inc. et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court: Los Angeles County - Long Beach Branch
      Judge: Hon. Peter Mirich
      Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
      Trial Type: Products Liability and Negligence - retired welder with lung cancer
      Case resolved as to all defendants at start of jury selection in excess of $350,000.
      Aug 2014

    • Tajie Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Los Angeles Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Amy Hogue - Dept 322
      Role: 2nd Chair with Gilbert Purcell
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Product liability/Negligence - Lung Cancer from using Kent and Newport brand cigarettes
      Verdict: $17,736,700 (Jury Poll 12-0)
      June/July 2014