Jason R. L. Major

Jason is a partner and founder of Lehmann Major List, PLLC. Jason has 20 years of experience litigating in a broad range of legal areas. Early on in his career, he had an extended focus on complex litigation against the tobacco industry. Then Jason took part in a series of class actions focused on returning money wrongfully withheld from consumers by insurance companies. Today his practice is centered on employment law, personal injury law, and civil rights, but he is still able and willing to assist clients who have unusual or esoteric litigation matters.

Jason has a long track record of successfully representing employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower/retaliation claims.

Jason has represented clients with discrimination-based claims before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jason has also negotiated employment contracts, severance agreements, and ADA disability accommodation agreements between employers and employees. He has also assisted elected officials in matters including election law, Town Meeting law, and helped municipal employees with the recovery of vested benefits.

Jason also vindicates the rights of clients who have been injured in automobile accidents and slip-and-falls. He has also represented many clients in cases involving claims of police or government misconduct, including excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution.

Jason successfully represented clients in an environmental contamination case, and has provided invaluable assistance to small businesses in a variety of litigation matters. Jason has also fought for homeowners in the context ofinsurance coverage disputes, including the insurance company denials of fire loss and other catastrophic damage claims.

Jason has also represented clients in matters involving firearms law, and drafts NFA firearms trusts for firearms collectors.

In 2020, Jason was appointed by Governor Sununu to the N.H. Personnel Appeals Board, where he hears and decides appeals brought by N.H. state employees related to disciplinary and classification matters.

Education
  • University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire Honors: Top 10%
  • University of New Hampshire Honors: cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • State of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, Boston, MA
Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated – Distinguished

Representative Cases

Marie Hill v. Town of Danville – Docket No. 04-C-826 – Rockingham Cty 2006 ($130,000 verdict in a malicious prosecution case)

Sheila Johannesen v. Town of Danville – Docket No. 2014-CV-442 – Rockingham County 2015 (Town ordered to reinstate Animal Control Officer per the will of voters at an annual town meeting)

Durgin v. State Farm – Docket No. 2014-CV-00125 – Merrimack Cty 2015 (Verdict in favor of an insured wrongfully accused of arson- claim covered and insurer liable for attorneys’ fees)

Anon v. Anon, Hillsborough County 2015 ($210,000 settlement for woman initially found at fault for a motor vehicle accident)

Anon v. Anon, Merrimack County, 2017-2018 (Nearly $1,000,000 in settlements for two employees who were wrongfully terminated after blowing the whistle on corporate misconduct).

Published Works

Enhanced Compensatory Damages in Drunk Driving Cases – It’s Time to Overturn Gelinas v. Mackey – NH Bar Journal Winter 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

New Hampshire Bar Association

New Hampshire Association for Justice

New Hampshire Employment Lawyers Association

Merrimack County Bar Association

N.H. Personnel Appeals Board Member – 2020 to Present

N.H. Attorney Discipline Office – Hearings Committee Panel Member – 2018 to Present

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Jason R. L. Major
Lehmann Major List, PLLC

Jason is a partner and founder of Lehmann Major List, PLLC. Jason has 20 years of experience litigating in a broad range of legal areas. Early on in his career, he had an extended focus on complex litigation against the tobacco industry. Then Jason took part in a series of class actions focused on returning money wrongfully withheld from consumers by insurance companies. Today his practice is centered on employment law, personal injury law, and civil rights, but he is still able and willing to assist clients who have unusual or esoteric litigation matters.

Jason has a long track record of successfully representing employees in wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower/retaliation claims.

Jason has represented clients with discrimination-based claims before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Jason has also negotiated employment contracts, severance agreements, and ADA disability accommodation agreements between employers and employees. He has also assisted elected officials in matters including election law, Town Meeting law, and helped municipal employees with the recovery of vested benefits.

Jason also vindicates the rights of clients who have been injured in automobile accidents and slip-and-falls. He has also represented many clients in cases involving claims of police or government misconduct, including excessive force, false arrest, and malicious prosecution.

Jason successfully represented clients in an environmental contamination case, and has provided invaluable assistance to small businesses in a variety of litigation matters. Jason has also fought for homeowners in the context ofinsurance coverage disputes, including the insurance company denials of fire loss and other catastrophic damage claims.

Jason has also represented clients in matters involving firearms law, and drafts NFA firearms trusts for firearms collectors.

In 2020, Jason was appointed by Governor Sununu to the N.H. Personnel Appeals Board, where he hears and decides appeals brought by N.H. state employees related to disciplinary and classification matters.

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