Jason Pierson became a lawyer to be a voice for people, especially children, who may feel marginalized. During a divorce, a child can sometimes feel as though their opinion doesn’t matter, or their opinion actually isn’t taken into consideration by one or both of the parents. Jason’s passion is to help children succeed by advocating for his client’s and the child’s best interest. Further, as a recent divorcee himself, Jason has the unique perspective of what his clients are experiencing as they go through the dissolution process.
Jason is originally from Chicago and comes from a divorced family. He was raised by his father in a working-class home and is the first member of his family to graduate from college. He originally went to school at Michigan State University for Hospitality Business. However, he left before graduating to take a job as the Rooms Division Coordinator at the Grand Cayman Marriott. He worked there for a year before being transferred to the Anchorage, Alaska, Marriott as the Front Office Manager. From there, He went to Las Vegas and worked in various hotels in management positions until he decided to take up the law. He was a paralegal in Las Vegas, working mostly in construction defect law firms for about eight years. Once he finished his bachelor’s, he came to Oregon to go to law school.
Jason spends his free time gardening, hiking, and exploring new restaurants in the Portland area. “After living in Las Vegas,” says Jason, “the green of Oregon lifts my spirits.” He takes inspiration from the Dr. Seuss quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
If he were to live in a different era, Jason would choose the 1950s, saying the music and the style would have suited his personality.