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Jason Edward Ochs

Jason Edward Ochs

100 Bayview Circle
Suite 5600
Newport Beach, California 92660
United States

Telephone: 949-737-1501
Facsimile: 949-737-1504
Firm: Lopez McHugh LLP
Practice Overview:
Lopez McHugh continues its consumer protection watchdog activities and regularly investigates adverse events caused by many other potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Our lawyers have offices in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. With our involvement in mass tort and class action litigation, we are affiliated with attorneys in many states and handle lawsuits concerning dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and much more.

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Professional Profile:
Mr. Ochs joins Lopez McHugh bringing with him a broad spectrum of litigation experience.

Mr. Ochs began his legal career in 2002 with the law firm of Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos. There he worked closely with Ramon Lopez and other senior partners on a variety of high-profile, complex-litigation projects including Zyprexa®, Vioxx®, Baycol®, Sulzer Hip and Knees, and the UCI Liver Transplant cases.

He also worked closely with the firm’s medical malpractice department under the tutelage of senior partners and ABOTA members Daniel M. Hodes and Jeffrey A. Milman. Mr. Ochs played a key role in more than a dozen complex cases resulting in seven-figure settlements and verdicts including three birth-injury cases which settled for a minimum of $2.5 million, a $1.2 million settlement on a defamation case and a $6 million settlement on a post-operative, overmedication, hypoxic brain-injury case.

In 2006, after four productive and successful years with Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos, Mr. Ochs joined the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney for a year of intense courtroom litigation. There he prosecuted thousands of cases, sharpening his trial skills daily under the tutelage of former homicide prosecutors, Dennis Conway and Bob Molko. Mr. Ochs tried numerous cases to verdict and was successful against some of the very best criminal defense attorneys in the State of California.

Mr. Ochs’ trials and prosecutions have included a variety of subject matter including birth injury, misdiagnosis of breast cancer, misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolus, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, money laundering and vehicular manslaughters, to name a few.

Presently, Mr. Ochs is actively involved with the firm’s Gadolinium/NSF and Advanced Medical Optics (”AMO”) litigations, among others. He is a member of the science and expert committee and deposition teams in the federal gadolinium cases and he was also nominated and selected to chair the science and expert committee in the coordinated California-state gadolinium cases. In the AMO litigation, Mr. Ochs spear-headed the electronic-discovery committee and is also an active member of the deposition team.

He is also presently litigating medical malpractice cases and is the head of the West Coast Medical Malpractice team.

Affiliations & Memberships:
Mr. Ochs is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the State of Kansas, and the State of Colorado. He is also certified to practice before the United States District Court, Central District of California.
He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (AAJ), Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), American Bar Association (ABA), and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA)

Mr. Ochs enjoys spending time with his family, mountain-biking, skiing, surfing and fly-fishing.