Jason L. Melancon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Melancon | Rimes, LLC
 | 6700 Jefferson Highway Bldg. 6, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-303-0455
Fax: 225-303-0459
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jason L. Melancon made a name for himself in Louisiana by aggressively representing his clients' legal interests.  Mr. Melancon has tried over 20 jury trials and numerous other bench trials.  When asked to explain his success, he stated: "The only way to obtain a reasonable settlement for your client is prepare your case for a jury or judge trial from day one."  His ability to research and to present a case has won the admiration of peers and clients alike.  

And his results are indisputable: a $5 million-plus class-action settlement of mortgage-related overpayments; a $3 million-plus jury verdict in Lafayette Parish for injuries sustained to the neck and brain; a $1.7 million-plus award in West Baton Rouge Parish for ankle and back injuries; and a $1.2 million settlement for low back injuries.  Notwithstanding his large settlements and verdicts, he continues to represent clients on both large and small cases.

Jason has tried numerous jury trials throughout South Louisiana and the U.S.  Although his practice primarily focuses on personal injury and product liability suits, Jason also represents clients in consumer protection actions, class actions, real estate litigation and commercial litigation.  In addition to trying cases, Jason personally drafted and/or argued numerous cases before multiple Louisiana appellate courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and ultimately the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jason graduated valedictorian at Broadmoor High School in 1993.  He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from Louisiana State University. His background in engineering would proves a valuable resource in analyzing the complex mechanics of motor vehicle accidents, product liability actions and complex intellectual property disputes.

Jason studied law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU and served as senior associate with the Louisiana Law Review. He was awarded the Juris Doctor degree in 2002.

For results-based law aimed at maximum client compensation, Jason Melancon offers his services to the people of Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Trade Secret, Class Actions

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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About Jason Melancon

Admitted: 2002, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.melanconrimes.com/lawyer/jason-melancon/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Member, Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1.7 million-plus award in West Baton Rouge Parish for ankle and back injuries
  • $3 million-plus jury verdict in Lafayette Parish for injuries sustained to the neck and brain
  • $5 million-plus class-action settlement of mortgage-related overpayments (pending court approval)

Educational Background:

  • Louisiana State University, Biological Engineering Degree, 1997
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Office Location for Jason L. Melancon

6700 Jefferson Highway Bldg. 6
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-303-0455

Fax: 225-303-0459

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Last Updated: 5/9/2019

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