J. (Jason) Edward Niehaus  

Jason chairs the Firm's litigation practice groups and provides oversight on a wide area of white collar criminal, civil appellate, and criminal appellate cases. He primarily practices in the Courts of Appeals of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Jason currently serves as a Plaintiff's advocate on the Appellate Practice Committee for MDL 2179, In re Deepwater Horizon.

Prior to Bodkin, Niehaus, & Dickson, Jason worked in solo-practice and was the managing attorney of the Houston Office of Farrell & Patel, a Miami-based mass-tort plaintiffs firm.

Personal

J. (Jason) Edward Niehaus is a Houston native with a passion for single malt scotch and Nicaraguan cigars. Educated at the Honors College at the University of North Texas, and later graduating a member of the University of Miami School of Law's Moot Court Honor Society, he has a passion for philosophy and the law. With an aim to improve the law, he became devoted to appellate practice shortly after finishing his law degree.  When he’s not working, he enjoys distance hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff diving, and other sports. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Education

Jason graduated from “The U” the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. A decorated moot court career launched his interest in appellate advocacy, where he remains in active practice.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Appellate Civil

  • Appellate Criminal

  • Common Law Writs

  • White Collar Criminal Defense

    • Tax Fraud

    • Health Care Fraud

    • Banking and Financial Fraud

    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    • Environmental Fraud, including CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, TNRCC, Solid Waste Disposal Act, and Clean Air Act

    • Securities Fraud

    • Government Contracting Fraud

  • Criminal Defense

    • Crimes Against Persons

    • Possession of Controlled Substance

    • Fraud

  • Class action litigation

  • Civil Litigation involving Governmental Entities

    • RFRA

    • RLUIPA

    • Bivens / section 1983 cases

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Denton County Bench-Bar 2014: Writs and Extraordinary Remedies (Apr. 2014)

  • Denton County Family Law Section: Discovery of Social Media Under the Stored Communications Act (Sept. 2014)

  • Evidence Seminar: Evidentiary Issues in Criminal Defense (2015)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, Member

  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Member

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Member

  • Denton County Bar Association, Member

  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Denton Office (Criminal, Appellate, and Family)
207 W. Hickory St. Ste. 309
Denton, TX. 76201

 

Flower Mound Office (Estate Planning | Business | Probate)
6021 Morriss, Ste. 104
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(Principal Office)