Jason Blair is a relatively recent Texas transplant. Born and raised in
Jason attended Reitz Memorial Catholic High School and then earned his
English degree in Bloomington at Indiana University. After graduating,
he embarked on a half-hearted attempt to become a writer. Eventually bowing
to reality, he attended Widener Law School in Wilmington, Delaware.
Upon graduation, Jason moved back to Indiana to find employment and be
with his future wife, Stephenie. In Indianapolis, Jason first learned
the ropes in the Disability field from Victor Kiplinger, a highly-principled
sole practitioner with decades of experience advocating for disabled claimants
and who acted as both employer and mentor. Apart from complicated legal
strategies and the intricacies of administrative law, Jason also learned
the value of helping others in a field that may not be particularly glamorous,
but is of vital importance. This idea of service aligned perfectly with
his Catholic upbringing, and since then Jason has always made every effort
to understand his clients’ perspectives on their problems and to
sympathize with the difficult circumstances they must go through.
In 2011, Jason’s fiancée then received the opportunity to
attend the prestigious Physician Assistant Masters Program at the University
of Texas Southwestern, located in Dallas. After just a few months of physical
separation, Jason was able to find employment in Dallas continuing to
represent disabled claimants. Initially intending that the Texas stint
be a brief one while his wife completed school, Jason was pleasantly surprised
to find that he actually enjoyed bone-dry, one-hundred degree days without
a cloud in the sky. He was less surprised to find that he did not miss
Indiana winters in the slightest. Jason then joined Coats & Todd in
July 2013, and was thrilled to join a firm with enough talent and experience
to actively influence Social Security policy rather than passively abide
by their interpretations.
Having decided to make Texas their permanent home, Jason and Stephenie
married in the summer of 2013 and their first child, Margot Jane, was
born in January 2014.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana