Litten & Sipe, LLP
410 Neff Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
540-434-5353



Jason Ham

Jason j. ham

Attorney

(540) 434-5353
(540) 437-3040 (assistant)
(540) 437-3065 (fax)
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EDUCATION

  • LeMoyne College, Political Science and History, B.A. with honors, magna cum laude, 1993.
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997.
  • Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2002.

PRACTICE

Mr. Ham’s primary practice areas are civil litigation, local government and tax exempt finance. 

 

An experienced litigator and advocate, he has extensive trial experience and represents individual and institutional clients in the prosecution and defense of tort, contract, wrongful death and tax assessment litigation.  Mr. Ham represents numerous different types of clients, from multimillion dollar businesses to individuals who have had terrible things happen to them or to their loved ones.

 

As Town Attorney for the historic towns of Dayton and New Market and County Attorney for Shenandoah County, Mr. Ham performs local government work for Dayton, New Market, Shenandoah County, and the firm’s other municipal clients, which include two other towns, a housing authority, a regional sewer authority, two sanitary districts, and two planning district commissions.  He also represents individual and corporate clients concerning their business dealings and disputes with other localities.  

 

Mr. Ham performs municipal bond work and has acted as issuer’s, bond and bank counsel. He has represented the firm’s municipal and banking clients with regard to the issuance of tax exempt bonds, and has performed numerous bond closings.

 

Mr. Ham also maintains a general practice of law, drafting wills, assisting clients in forming companies and partnerships and representing such entities in the conduct of their business including drafting contracts and consulting regarding employment matters, and performing other legal work on behalf of individual, corporate and municipal clients.

 

Virginia Legal Elite
Mr. Ham has been identified as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

 

Virginia Super Lawyers
Mr. Ham was listed among Virginia Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" in general litigation for 2009, 2010, and 2011, and selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Only 5% of the attorneys in Virginia each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.

 

Virginia Super Lawyers "Top 100"

Mr. Ham was one of the top 100 in the 2014 and 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.  There are over 29,000 attorneys admitted to practice in Virginia.

 

Academic Honors
Mr. Ham graduated in the top 15% of his law school class, and earned both his law and undergraduate degrees magna cum laude.

 

Publications
Author: “Sovereign and Charitable Immunity in the Commonwealth of VirginiaThe Journal of Civil Litigation 10 (1999):367-391

Co-author:  “Insurance Law in Virginia” Virginia CLE Publications, 2002 and the 2003, 2008, and 2014 supplements.

 

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THIS LAWYER.

 

$5,350,000.00 Jury Verdict

On November 22, 2010 Jason Ham, along with co-counsel John Stepanovich of Chesapeake, Virginia obtained a jury award of $5,350,000.00 in the Norfolk Circuit Court.  The case was a personal injury action against a mental hospital that our client claimed failed to provide proper security.  Our client, a physician in Virginia Beach, was assaulted by a mental patient who fractured his skull and caused permanent damage to his eye.