Jason M. Rose

I am the son of Navy service man. In 1978, I was born in California at the San Diego Naval hospital. Shortly after my birth, my mother was tragically killed in a car accident, leaving my father and her family to raise me. My father eventually remarried, albeit briefly, and after a short stint living in upstate New York, my family moved across country to Santa Cruz, California, the home of surf, sun and the Beach Boardwalk. As a child, I spent some time living with my birth mother's family, but I primarily lived with my step-mother, my half siblings, and family friends. I may not have had the most traditional childhood, we may not have had a lot of money, and we didn't own a family car until I was eighteen, but it was a happy childhood. I was surrounded by interesting people who shared their love, wisdom, and diverse world perspectives with me, which caused me to grow up with a wide array of assorted interests and instilled in me a passion to fight for justice and a desire to help as many people as I could.

After high school, I went on a journey of self-discovery, taking me to a half-a-dozen different colleges, culminating in a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, from California State University Sacramento in 2005.

I then attended the University of La Verne College of Law ("ULV"), in Southern California, where I earned a Law degree, graduating Cum Laude in 2009. Throughout law school, I was a member of Law Review, Student Government, Delta Theta Phi, and was a founding member of ULV's Criminal Law Society. I competed nationally on ULV's inaugural Traveling Trial-Competition Team, won a Solo Moot Court competition, won a Team Moot Court competition, won a Graduate-Student writing competition, and was the recipient of several academic awards. Most importantly, I met my future wife Natasha.

Because for some reason I felt ten years of school, a handful of colleges, and two degrees wasn't enough, and I still felt the need to accumulate more student debt, I then enrolled in a Master's program at California Western School of Law, in San Diego, graduating in 2010 with a Masters of Law degree in Trial Advocacy.

During law school, I clerked for both the Federal Public Defender office in Santa Ana, California, and the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office in San Bernardino, California.

In 2010, after Law School, I became an associate at Brayton Purcell LLP. I have 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, I received the San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. One of my trial successes, Tajie Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Company, et al., was recognized as Top a Plaintiff’s Verdict by the Daily Journal, and a Top 100 Verdict nationally by the National Law Journal. I was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and 2021.

In 2012, I convinced Natasha to become my wife, and in 2016, she gave birth to our first child Ford, and then in 2018, she gave birth to our second child Porter. Natasha, Ford, Porter and I live in the East Bay.

When I am not fighting for our clients, I am coaching or attending my children’s numerous sporting events, and/or working on one of my books. I am the author of the Knight Advocate legal fantasy series.

What motivated/inspired you to become an attorney?

My grandfather was a Colonel in the United States Army. I remember as I child him talking to me about the importance of rules. Following rules. Respecting rules. I quickly realized as I grew older that although our society is based on rules those rules aren't always fair and they aren't always applied evenly. Growing up as poor as I did, I saw a lot of injustice in how certain people were treated. And it bothered me. I became a lawyer so I could try to make our system better, fairer, and so I could help people who maybe did not know how, or could not help themselves.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

The thing about my job I enjoy the most is the people. I love our clients. I love their families. I have been fortunate enough to work with a lot of great clients, and I believe we've helped them at times in their lives where they needed a little help. And I am proud of that.

What are your hobbies and interests? 
When I am not working, I spend as much time with my family as I possibly can. My children are heavily involved in youth sports. I coach a little, watch a lot. I also like to travel, watch movies, and cheer for our local teams. When healthy, I am weekend warrior and play (poorly) a lot of "old-man/woman" open-gym basketball. And occasionally, I find time to work on my books.


California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 2010

  • LL.M

University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California, 2009

  • J.D.

Sacramento State University, 2005

  • B.A
  • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations 

  • American Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member, Present

Bar Admission

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California. 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2018


  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (2015)
  • Northern California Rising Star – Super Lawyers (2016- 2020)

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

What Our Clients Say

  • Brayton Purcell has done a lot of work for me and I appreciate very much what you’ve done, what everyone has done…Thank you very, very much and I appreciate everything that has been done.
  • I just wanted to thank you so very much for all the work that you’ve done for us. This has allowed me to help my daughter an awful lot…This allowed me to buy her her first home, also put away a savings bond and started a little annuity for her. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this had you not worked so hard to get the monies that you did. I just want to let you know I really appreciate it.
  • On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for the way your firm handled my late husband’s case. Everyone that I dealt with was courteous, patient, and prompt in responding to my questions and concerns. Thank you very much for the excellent job, and most of all for your support during the process. Your guidance and the resolution to our case has brought closure to a difficult chapter in my life.
  • When The Brayton-Purcell Firm took my case I had almost given up hope of ever getting before a jury. I had a difficult and long standing case and had already been with two firms. Brayton-Purcell attorney Jason Rose worked closely with me, keeping me updated and giving me access to him which gave me a feeling of having someone truly on my side; a feeling that they were putting their whole effort into my case. Just getting this case a court date was an amazing feat. When we went to trial I met Gil Purcell and watched these two work professionally against great odds. They knew what they were doing, knew how to adapt to issues as they came up and all the while helped me hold up. We received a terrific verdict and are now in the appeal process. I have confidence that the Brayton-Purcell appellate team will be as competent and compassionate for me as my trial team was. Coming together with this firm has brought me a sense of confidence and peace that I wasn’t sure I was going to get a chance to feel.
  • I’d like to thank Brayton & Purcell for all the work your firm has done for me. I have asbestosis and without Brayton Purcell representing me the likelihood of getting compensated by asbestos manufacturers and the material suppliers of asbestos products would be zero. The law partners who run the show already know this, but I am going to write it down anyway. Every contact I had with anyone at Brayton Purcell LLP be it phone, fax, email and or personally, I’ve been treated courteously and promptly by your great employees.
  • From my first contact with your firm, I have been treated with respect, compassion, and in a most professional manner. …Nothing will ever take away this pain of loss but the settlement will help provide since I have health problems and am unable to work.
  • Your work has allowed us to continue to live our lives without fear of financial ruin and to be able to plan a future. . .
  • . . .Thank you for all you have done for me and for Bill before he died. You have been so caring. . .