Jason P. Steed is an appellate lawyer headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He has represented clients in both civil and criminal appeals in appellate courts across the nation—including the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, the Supreme Court of Alaska, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Jason graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and interned with Judge Paul Kelly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Before going to law school, Jason was an English professor. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (In 2016, Jason’s Ph.D. dissertation on humor and identity received widespread attention in connection with the U.S. presidential election—see, e.g., here and here.)
Jason and his wife, Michele, have five children and live in Prosper, Texas. For more about Jason’s life and background, see here.
This blog focuses on legal writing, appellate practice, and news or observations about the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal circuit courts of appeals, and Texas appellate courts. The opinions expressed on this blog are Jason’s. They do not represent the opinions of his firm or his clients, and nothing on this blog should be construed or taken as legal advice.