Attorney Jason D. Hayward
My firm is located in the beautiful community of Grants Pass, Oregon. I share office space within a converted craftsman style home with Mr. Patrick J. Kelly, Attorney at Law and Ms. Kathleen M. Kelly, CPA.
I am a member of the Oregon State Bar and admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Oregon.
I’ve actively represented clients within Josephine and Jackson counties for over 15 years. My career began with the local public defender’s office. After a year and a half doing trial work with that office, I worked as an associate with a small Grants Pass law firm engaged in civil trial work. I opened my sole practice firm in January 2007.
I concentrate my practice in real estate matters, estate planning, and small business law. I am a civil law attorney. I do not handle personal injury, family law, or criminal defense matters.
I currently serve as an Oregon Circuit Court Pro Tem Judge for Josephine County. In that capacity, I adjudicate small claims court claims, landlord-tenant disputes, and traffic violations. I am one of a handful of Grants Pass lawyers who has served the Josephine County community as a volunteer pro tem judge.
I enjoy contributing to causes I believe in. I am passionate about liberty. I traveled to L’viv, Ukraine in early 2012 to serve as a visiting legal professional with the Leavitt Institute for International Development. In said capacity, I taught young Ukrainian law students democratic and constitutional principles designed to encourage Ukraine’s future generation of legal professionals to eschew corruption and encourage the rule of law in their land.
I enjoy traveling and learning new languages and customs. I am fluent in Italian, having lived in Milan, Italy as a young adult for two years. I am a casual student of Arabic, Ukrainian, French, and Spanish. I earned a B.A. in International Relations with an emphasis on modern Middle East studies from Brigham Young University in 1998. I earned a J.D. from the Moritz School of Law at The Ohio State University in 2002.
I have served on the local city planning commission, as a community college Italian instructor, and as a leader in various capacities within the Boy Scouts of America.
My favorite thing to do when I’m not working is spend time with my wife and four children. I enjoy exploring Oregon’s natural beauty with family and friends on backpacking expeditions.