Jason Gould is Senior Counsel in Tyson & Mendes’ Phoenix office. His practice focuses on general liability, personal injury defense, premises liability, and property damage matters.
Mr. Gould has significant litigation experience, including representing individuals and businesses in state courts throughout Arizona and in federal district court. He obtained a defense verdict in an auto accident case where the plaintiff was alleging over $500,000 in damages. He successfully obtained summary judgment in a dog injury case where his clients were landlords of a rental home. Mr. Gould has successfully argued in the Arizona Court of Appeals that the economic loss doctrine does not apply to cases alleging consumer fraud. Mr. Gould also has extensive arbitration experience where he has received many favorable rulings for his clients.
Mr. Gould obtained his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2005. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He currently is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Program where he serves as an arbitrator.
In his free time, Mr. Gould enjoys spending time with his son, golfing, and hiking.
Since the state of Arizona declared a statewide public health emergency on March 11, 2020, Arizona courts have continued their attempts return to normalcy. Given the ongoing potential threat to public safety, availability of approved vaccines, and CDC guidance changes, limitations and changes in court practices have been ongoing and are still necessary.
On April 5, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation limiting liability to a wide range of businesses, persons, and providers for pandemic-related claims. SB 1377 provides if the Governor declares a state of emergency for a public health pandemic, a person or provider who acts in good faith to protect individuals from the pandemic is not liable for damages in a civil action.i Causes of action which occurred on or after March 11, 2020 and before December 31, 2022 are included in this protection.