Jason M. Yarbrough

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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 Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Jason M. Yarbrough is a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Section, as well as a member of the firm’s Construction Law, COVID-19 Small Business Relief Group, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Energy, Utilities & Mineral Rights and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.

Mr. Yarbrough frequently represents clients in commercial landlord tenant actions, foreclosures, mineral right disputes, property tax assessment appeals and exemption proceedings, and land use and title disputes.  In his construction practice, Mr. Yarbrough represents owners, developers, contractors, architects, and engineers in disputes arising out of both public and private construction projects. He has litigated claims in state and federal courts, and against state agencies and the federal government involving claims for defects, delays, disruption, breach of contract and warranty, prompt payment, and mechanics’ lien claims.

As part of the firm’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Group, Mr. Yarbrough advises clients on laws and regulations impacting their businesses as a result of COVID-19, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act (CARES Act), executive orders (including restrictions imposed and waiver requests related to non-essential businesses) and small business loans and relief programs, including Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP Loans) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Loans).

Mr. Yarbrough graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with Honors, where he served as Research Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He was selected as one of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars from 2010-2018 and was one of 38 Pennsylvania attorneys receiving the honor of “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer in 2013.  Mr. Yarbrough is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Ohio and numerous federal courts, and is a former member of Council for the Construction Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Construction Section Council, 2010-2018
    • Real Property Section
  • Pennsylvania 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
  • “The Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Properties and Tax Assessment Appeals: The Potential for Lower Property Taxes,” MUS Client Advisory, April 29, 2020.
  • “COVID-19 SBA Relief Programs,” MUS Client Advisory, April 7, 2020.
  • “Client Alert: COVID-19 PA CARE Package,” MUS Client Advisory, April 1, 2020.
  • Presenter, PBI Day on Real Estate, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pittsburgh, PA on the topic “Managing and Responding to Mechanics’ Liens: Advice for Owners, Developers and Their Counsel,” March 5, 2020.
  • Roundtable leader, ICSC OKIMP Retail Development & Law Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, on the topic, “Somebody to Lien On: Mechanic’s Liens and Tenant Improvements,” February 28, 2020.
  • “Client Alert: Deadline for 2018 Allegheny County Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeals is Fast Approaching,” MUS Client Advisory, February 14, 2018.
  • “PA Supreme Court Holds School Districts Cannot Target Only Certain Properties for Tax Assessment Appeals,” MUS Client Advisory, November 20, 2017.
  • “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.
  • Included in Pennsylvania Rising Stars list – 2010 – 2018
  • Selected as a 2013 “Lawyer on the Fast Trackby The Legal Intelligencer