Originally from Atlanta, Illinois, Jason received his bachelor’s degree in criminology in April 2002 from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. After a year in the business world, Jason elected to go to law school and attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned his Juris Doctor. After two and a half years at FCSL, Jason finished law school as a visiting student, attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
While in law school, Jason was a member of Florida Coastal’s Mock Trial team and served as clerk for the Honorable Buddy D. Perry, Senior Circuit Court Judge for the 12th judicial district of Tennessee. While serving as Judge Perry’s clerk, Jason drafted numerous opinions for review, all being submitted for record, and none being overturned on appeal.
Upon completion of his clerkship with Judge Perry, Jason served as a law clerk for the Martindale Hubbell AV rated firm of Butler, Vines, and Babb in Knoxville, TN. While at Butler, Vines, and Babb, Jason focused primarily in complex medical malpractice litigation and serious personal injury claims. After law school graduation and passing of the Tennessee Bar Exam, Jason relocated to Sarasota, Florida. Nearly immediately after his arrival in Sarasota, Jason went to work for Earl Moreland at the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State Attorney Jason prosecuted and tried to successful verdict, numerous cases.
After serving the State of Florida at the State Attorney’s office, Jason was chosen to work for The Law Office of Finebloom & Haenel. While at Finebloom & Haenel, Jason focused on DUI defense, earning several reduced charges to reckless driving for his clients. Additionally, Jason successfully argued many motions to suppress evidence, and earned many dismissals of his clients’ cases.
In 2008 Jason opened criminal defense firm Mayberry/Rich with former law school classmate Jeff Rich. While a partner at Mayberry/Rich, Jason defended hundreds of the Bay Area’s accused, trying many cases to verdict. After two years as a partner at Mayberry/Rich, Jason was asked to partner with well-known central Florida plaintiff’s attorney W. James Kelly. Upon merging, Kelly & Mayberry, P.A. was formed with a focus on plaintiff’s medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense.
Missing the Tampa Bay area and feeling the need to come back to his roots, Jason formed The Mayberry Law Firm in March 2011. In forming The Mayberry Law Firm, Jason seeks to break the mold of traditional lawyering and focus both on the client’s needs and actual aggressive representation of clients.
In his short time in the Bay Area and central Florida, Jason has earned a reputation throughout the legal community as being an attorney who fiercely represents his clients in the pursuit of the most favorable result for them.