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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Jason M. Yarbrough is a partner and member of the firm’s Construction Law, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Energy, Utilities & Mineral Rights, Litigation, and Real Estate & Lending groups.  He has represented corporate entities, officers, individuals, and family-owned businesses in state and federal courts, state agencies, and arbitrations on a variety of complex commercial, construction, and real estate litigation matters.

In his construction practice, Mr. Yarbrough represents owners, contractors, architects, and engineers in disputes arising out of both public and private construction projects. He has litigated claims in state and federal courts – against state agencies before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Claims and against the federal government before the U.S. Federal Court of Claims; he has litigated claims involving the following: defects, delays, disruption, breach of contract and warranty, prompt payment, and mechanics’ lien claims. He frequently represents clients in commercial disputes and real estate matters, including commercial landlord tenant actions, property tax assessment appeals and exemption proceedings.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Section Council, 2010-2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2004 – cum laude
    • Research Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2001 – magna cum laude
  • “What Weight Do Different States Give To Rent Acceleration Or Mitigation Of Damages Clauses?” Presenter, International Council of Shopping Centers Retail Development & Law Symposium, March 3, 2016.
  • “Mechanics’ Liens in Pennsylvania,” Presenter, NAIOP Pittsburgh Chapter, CFO Forum, February 10, 2016.
  • Bruno v. Erie Insurance Brings Broad Changes to Construction Law,” The Legal Intelligencer, August 11, 2015.
  • “Construction Defect Litigation:  From A to Z,” Presenter, National Business Institute, April 21, 2015.
  • “Mechanics’ Liens in Pennsylvania,” Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 8, 2014.
  • “Valuing Special Properties for Tax Assessment Appeals,” Co-author, NAIOP Pittsburgh, April 2014.
  • “Selecting the Right Dispute Resolution Provision,” Breaking Ground, July/August 2012.
  • “Mediation and Settlement of Coverage Disputes,” Presenter, National Business Institute, April 23, 2012.
  • “Interest; No Penalty; Attorney’s Fees to be Determined,” MUS Client Advisory, November 7, 2007.
  • “Waiver of Written Notice on Change Orders,” MUS Client Advisory, August 6, 2007.
  • Selected to the 2010-2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars List
  • Selected as a 2013 “Lawyer on the Fast Trackby The Legal Intelligencer