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Jason M. Horst



Jason represents businesses, public entities, professional and nonprofit organizations, and individuals in complex civil litigation and appellate cases involving a wide variety of contract, real estate, insurance coverage, and technology disputes.  He has a proven record of success representing both plaintiffs and defendants at trial, on appeal, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  He prides himself in the ability to deliver creative, efficient solutions to thorny legal problems.  Before opening Horst Legal Counsel, Jason worked for over a decade with some of the top international and regional law firms serving clients in the Bay Area.  His clients receive the deep knowledge and ability of BigLaw counsel combined with the affordability of a boutique law firm.

Insurance Coverage/ Risk Management


Jason also represents companies in developing and implementing effective risk management strategies, including the acquisition of appropriate insurance for the business risk his clients assume through their operations. He prepares and negotiates insurance specifications, wrap insurance endorsements, and indemnity provisions.  For captive insurers, he drafts the insurance policies and provisions issued by the captive and assists them in navigating legal issues arising out of claims made under those policies.



Jason served as an extern for the Honorable Jeffrey S. White, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in 2005.  He was awarded the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Academic Excellence Award for his graduating class.  He also served as a Comments Editor for the University of San Francisco Law Review and has published scholarly articles in law journals at both the University of Texas and the University of San Francisco. 


University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 2006

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • 2006 Academic Excellence Award

  • Law Review Comments Editor


  • Graduated with Honors


  • “Business Program,” California Land Title Association Annual Convention, May 22, 2017

  • “Exploring Cannabis Industry Real Estate Impacts & Issues”, Wendel Rosen Client Seminar, April 11, 2017

  • “Wrap Traps,” Wendel Rosen Client Seminar, May 12, 2015


  • State Bar of California

  • Selected as Rising Star in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2015-2016

  • mg Magazine's Top 30 Litigation Attorneys, 2018