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Jason Edward Ochs (Colorado / California / Wyoming Office)

Jason Edward OchsJason began his legal career in 2002 with a national multi-district litigation law firm in Newport Beach, California. There he worked on a variety of high-profile, complex-litigation projects including pharmaceutical and medical-device litigation across the country.

He also litigated in the firm’s medical malpractice department trying a number of cases through trial and arbitration. Jason played a key role in more than a dozen complex medical cases resulting in seven-figure settlements and verdicts including birth-injury, delay in diagnosis of cancer, and emergency medicine.

In 2006, Jason joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney for a year of intense courtroom litigation. There he prosecuted hundreds of cases including vehicular manslaughters, domestic violence, aggravated assaults and money laundering. Jason sharpened his trial skills daily under the tutelage of former homicide prosecutors trying multiple cases to verdict.

Since leaving the District Attorney’s office, Jason’s practice has focused on complex litigation and trial work.

From 2008 through 2011, Jason was a member of the expert committee and deposition teams in the federal In Re Gadolinium MDL venued in Cleveland, Ohio against GE Healthcare, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Mallinckrodt. Jason took more than 50 depositions in the pharmaceutical litigation in 2010 alone all over the country, including deposing GE Healthcare’s Global Pharmacovigilance department head in Oslo, Norway.

In 2009, Jason was selected by his peers to chair the expert committee in the coordinated California-state gadolinium cases venued in San Francisco.

From 2009 through 2011, in the Advanced Medical Optics litigation involving hundreds of cases consolidated in Orange County, California against fortune 500 company Abott Laboratories, Jason spear-headed the plaintiffs’ electronic-discovery committee and was an active member of the deposition team.

Jason has been lead trial counsel in pharmaceutical, medical and constitutional cases, and is presently litigating several class-actions in various parts of the country.

Jason has built his name on client trust and litigation. He relishes the opportunity to try a case.

Jason’s interests include spending time with his wife and two sons, biking, skiing, fly-fishing and surfing.

Jason is a former Division-I quarterback and safety for Southern Methodist University and a nationally-ranked alpine ski racer.

Honors and Awards:
– The Top 100 Lawyers – California. (National Trial Lawyers Association)
– California 2012 and 2013 Rising Super Star Lawyer (Awarded to only 2.5% of the California Bar)
– Elected to the Board of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (2012)

Licenses:
– California
– Kansas
– Colorado
– Wyoming

Stephen D. Ochs, M.D., J.D.* (Colorado Office)

Stephen OchsDr. Ochs attended the University of Colorado–Boulder as an undergraduate. He was admitted to the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver after three years without an undergraduate degree. He graduated from C.U. in 1973 with academic honors and awarded the dual degrees of Bachelor of Medical Science and the Doctor of Medicine. He completed the first year of surgical residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center and then entered and completed a two year residency in anesthesiology at both the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is board certified in anesthesiology as well as a Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Ochs entered private practice in 1976 in Great Falls, Montana. In 1981, he moved back to his home town of Colorado Springs, Colorado where he served as Chief of Anesthesiology at Penrose Hospital, a 400 bed hospital in the city.

In 1984, Dr. Ochs co-founded the first surgical specialty outpatient facility in Colorado Springs which specialized in cataract surgery.

In 1994, he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he assumed the medical directorship/chief anesthesiologist of a large, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center in nearby Longmont, Colorado.

He has served on the teaching clinical staffs in anesthesiology at the University of Colorado as well as Denver Health, a level-I trauma center.

Dr. Ochs attended both the University of Denver College of Law and the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. He received a Juris Doctor (JD) in 1999 and a M.B.A. degree in 2000.

He is a plaintiff trial lawyer with many cases throughout the mid-continent region of the U.S. the past eleven years.

He has obtained multiple, multi-million dollar awards in medical negligence cases including Wyoming. He currently is lead co-counsel for a nationwide, class certified on behalf of all dentists who purchased certain dental implants.

Dr. Ochs is among an ultra-elite professional group who have both medical degrees and juris doctorates, however, unlike the vast majority of his colleagues, Dr. Ochs is an active medical clinician, representing patients both in the operating room and in the courtroom on a daily basis.

Medical Licenses:
– Colorado
– California
– Montana

Law Licenses:
– Colorado

*Dr. Ochs is Of-Counsel to the Ochs Law Firm, P.C. and actively involved in all medical malpractice litigations. Dr. Ochs is not a member of the Wyoming State Bar nor is he licensed to practice law in the State of Wyoming or California.

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