Founding Partner and Attorney Jason McGrath
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Ratings and Recommendations
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Mr. McGrath has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell as well. That organization rated Mr. McGrath’s ethics as “Very High” and his legal ability as “High to Very High”.
Mr. McGrath is licensed in North Carolina, his native state of Florida, in Tennessee, and in Federal Court.
Areas of Practice
Mr. McGrath provides services in numerous areas of the law. This includes, but is not limited to: business law, business formation, business litigation, trademarks, and contracts; mortgage matters such as mortgage loan modification and relief, mortgage foreclosures, and mortgage disputes; debt, credit, collections and FDCPA; employment law; wills; and general practice.
Mr. McGrath has been practicing law continuously since 1996. He spent five (5) years as an “assistant DA”, and was consistently near the top with regard to the number of trials completed and the percentage of trials won. After being recruited into a highly rated private firm, Mr. McGrath was promoted and named managing partner of one of the firm’s offices. In 2009, he started his own firm.
Mr. McGrath has tried over 100 cases to completion, has prepared over 10,000 legal documents for clients, has participated in thousands of depositions (including hundreds of expert depositions), and has represented the public, private individuals, and businesses.
Mr. McGrath has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law degree) from Florida State University, class of 1996. From 1989 through 1993, he attended Florida State as an undergrad, earning a bachelor’s in Political Science, a bachelor’s in International Affairs, and a minor in Spanish.
In law school, Mr. McGrath was part of a two person Moot Court team which won a National Moot Court Competition in Beverly Hills, California. During his undergraduate years, he was a member and officer in the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. McGrath was admitted into Florida State University’s Honors Program and attended Florida State on various scholarships, including a National Merit Scholarship.
Achievements and Activities
Mr. McGrath is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar, and several Federal Bars. He is also a member of various sections of these Bars, including the American Bar Association’s E-Lawyering Task Force, Business Law Section, Real Property & Estate Planning Section, and General Practice Section; the Florida Bar’s Real Property & Probate Section and General Practice Section; the North Carolina Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Real Property Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, and General Practice Section; and the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Business Law Section, Real Property Section, and Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section.
Mr. McGrath is the Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Social and Networking Committee. He is the past Chair and Vice-Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Section.In 2013, he served on the Mecklenburg County Bar’s nominating committee.
Mr. McGrath has provided free legal information to the public, has taught Certified Legal Education classes to other lawyers, has lectured new lawyers as part of their orientation process, and has served as a speaker/panelist for the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and the Online Bar Association.
Mr. McGrath received Outstanding Trial Performance medals from a national corporate client in 2005, 2007, and 2008.
Mr. McGrath was voted Chairperson of the City of Charlotte’s Civil Service Board in 2012, after being voted onto that Board in 2011. He continues to serve as Chair. The Civil Service Board has jurisdiction over certain employment matters such as hirings, firings, promotions, demotions, etc. for the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Fire Department and has certain quasi-judicial and administrative powers. For example, Mr. McGrath occasionally presides over quasi-judicial hearings (typically lasting 2 – 3 days), the purpose of which is to determine whether the employment suspension or termination of a CMPD or CFD employee will be upheld or overturned.
Starting in 1996, Mr. McGrath has been invited to present to schools, community groups, government agencies, medical professionals and to other lawyers on various topics.
Writings and Publications
An avid reader and writer, Mr. McGrath has had a number of writings published by professional publications, including The Trial Advocate Quarterly (Florida) and the North Carolina Bar Journal. He also regularly produces blog articles and videos.
Jason McGrath helps host the Mecklenburg County Bar’s 2012 Holiday Party. (click to enlarge)
Attorney Jason McGrath presents to other attorneys for the local Bar. (click to enlarge)
One of Mr. McGrath’s Trial Wins. (click to enlarge)
Jason McGrath, about to enter a burning building with Charlotte Fire Department as part of a “controlled burn” designed for training purposes.