Jason Steed has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of California, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the Supreme Court of Alaska, and the Supreme Court of the United States. A former English professor and an award-winning writer, Jason's brief writing and appellate advocacy have been praised from the bench by both state and federal judges. In one appeal, Jason’s veteran opposing counsel said Jason’s brief was “the best [he had] ever seen.” And one federal judge, in a written opinion, recognized Jason as “an excellent lawyer” who “provided vigorous, high quality legal representation.”
Jason represents clients in a variety of industries and has handled commercial, civil, and criminal appeals involving issues from a variety of practice areas. Before joining Bell Nunnally, Jason interned for Judge Paul Kelly on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and was a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice group at a large international law firm.
Jason regularly publishes articles and gives presentations on the U.S. Supreme Court and on issues relevant to appellate practice—including an annual review of the Supreme Court’s major decisions, which he presents at the end of each term to numerous organizations. He also maintains a blog (formalegalis.com) and is active on Twitter (@5thCircAppeals).