Jason G. Wehrle, age 49, of Seven Fields, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Jason leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Kristina Kocur; his children, Emma and Brady Wehrle; his parents, Bill (Beverly Cherico) Wehrle and Cathy (David) Mowery; his brother, Michael (Catie) Wehrle, and his nephew, Bryson; and his aunt and uncle, Sally and Jim Burke.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Marie Wehrle; his maternal grandparents, Harold and Emily Hubbard, and his aunt and uncle, Emily and Jack Scott.
He was born May 10, 1971 in McKeesport. Since he graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1997, he has been a defense attorney, trying numerous cases to verdict in several jurisdictions. Jason’s practice has been devoted to defending professionals and organizations in commercial and tort related claims.
In the legal malpractice arena, Jason has successfully defended attorneys and law firms sued as a result of claimed malpractice arising from virtually every underlying field of the practice of law including medical malpractice, securities, corporate litigation, corporate transactions, employment law, bankruptcy, labor law, administrative law, estates & trusts, family law, immigration & naturalization, personal injury, insurance defense, real estate and taxation.
Jason also regularly defended hospitals, physicians, nursing professionals, dentists, insurance brokers and agents, real estate brokers, architects, engineers, accountants and chiropractors in professional liability claims.
Jason’s experience in Consumer Financial Services Litigation is substantial, and he has defended against every type of consumer claim, including claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as state consumer protection laws — both individual claims and class actions.
Jason was a frequent speaker in several leading consumer financial services industry organizations, such as ACA International, National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) and the Pennsylvania Creditors Bar Association (PACBA). He also served on the NCBA Membership Committee and Defense Bar Committee wherein he provides risk management and compliance advice to NCBA members.
In the area of commercial general liability, Jason routinely handled high exposure matters in the fields of product liability, premises liability, auto liability, construction law, dram shop and commercial litigation. This includes cases involving personal injuries and property damage claims.
In his career, Jason has represented manufacturers, suppliers and retailers in product liability matters, including electronics, medical equipment, food products, appliances, farm equipment, power tools and sports and recreational equipment. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in several jurisdictions.
He was a past director of the Seneca Valley School Board and a Trustee of the Seneca Valley Foundation. Jason also volunteered his time with the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Animal Friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed his family, traveling, the family cabin, and was a huge Pittsburgh sports fan. Above all, Jason loved spending time with his two children. Jason was a loving husband, father, son, and brother who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.