Jason P. Sultzer
Jason P. Sultzer is a trial lawyer representing clients throughout the United States in high profile litigations and has substantial experience in class actions, product liability, mass torts, business disputes, personal injury litigation, and intellectual property-related issues.
Mr. Sultzer has successfully defended and prosecuted nationally recognized companies in highly publicized class action lawsuits in state and federal courts, including proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. These class actions involved a wide variety of matters, including unfair competition, breach of warranty, product-related issues, employment discrimination, civil rights, overtime wages, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and consumer protection statutes of nearly all fifty states. Mr. Sultzer has successfully opposed class certification and has obtained dismissals in cases prior to class certification by asserting defenses such as federal preemption, primary jurisdiction, and lack of standing. He has also recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in a number of consumer fraud class action cases. Mr. Sultzer is a frequent author and lecturer about class action lawsuits and has been quoted in national publications concerning the Class Action Fairness Act and class action settlements.
Mr. Sultzer also routinely litigates matters involving complex commercial disputes. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in these cases. These matters include contractual disputes, business fraud, predatory lending, misappropriation of trade secrets/customers, land use actions, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition. These clients have been engaged in the real estate, retail, financial, telecommunications, construction, medical and manufacturing industries. Most recently, Mr. Sultzer obtained a multi-million dollar recovery on behalf of a real estate developer in a breach of contract action involving the development of waterfront property in New York City.
Mr. Sultzer also has successfully litigated hundreds of product liability cases involving a wide range of products, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death matters resulting from fires and electrocutions. Most recently, Mr. Sultzer conducted a trial in which the court returned a favorable verdict in a case involving allegations that his client’s product caused a fire and property damage in excess of $10 million.
Additionally, Mr. Sultzer has extensive experience in mass tort cases, including those involving asbestos and the alleged health effects of cell phone use. Given Mr. Sultzer’s significant experience in mass tort matters, he regularly advises his clients during corporate crisis situations associated with product recalls, federal agency investigations, state attorney general inquiries, and mass tort and class action litigation threats.
Mr. Sultzer also represents individual plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury cases. Most recently, on the eve of trial, Mr. Sultzer obtained over $2.5 million on behalf of his client who was severely injured in an auto-related accident.
Mr. Sultzer is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”), a trial lawyer honorary society that recognizes excellence among trial counsel. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only and is composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Prior to opening The Sultzer Law Group P.C., Mr. Sultzer was the youngest equity partner at one of the largest law firms in the country where he served as the co-chairman of its class action practice group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sultzer was in-house counsel for Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 Company, where he was involved in defending the company against tens of thousands of asbestos lawsuits throughout the country.
Mr. Sultzer is also involved in various charity and community organizations. He is a member of the board of directors for BeLikeCoach, a national non-profit dedicated to helping children through sports, science, and education. He also serves on the board of directors for GeoPlunge, an organization that is dedicated to teaching geography to students in elementary schools across the country.
Mr. Sultzer resides in Dutchess County, New York with his three wonderful children and wife, Ruby.
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Featured on the front cover of the Wall Street Journal’s Legal Leader’s magazine as one of New York’s top rated lawyers in 2014 and 2015
- American Law Media’s Mass Tort Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2015)
- New York Super Lawyers: Class Action/Mass Torts Litigation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star-Class Action/Mass Torts Litigation (2011)
- Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
- Cali Publishing Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
- Moot Court Board of Advocates
- New York State Bar
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 1993
- Ohio Northern University School of Law, J.D., 1997