Jason Rugo

Jason Rugo

Professional Experience:

Jason Rugo has been a principal with Jenkins & Kling, P.C. since 1993. He practices primarily in the areas of general commercial litigation with an emphasis on non-compete enforcement and intellectual property defense and a substantial equity practice.  Jason is a fully trained mediator and engages in the mediation of lawsuits and pre-suit mediation of disputes.  He also provides arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution services.  Jason was a partner with a large area law firm prior to joining Jenkins & Kling, P.C., practicing in the areas of construction contract drafting and review, construction litigation and general business litigation.

Rugo is a graduate of Washington University (B.A. in History with honors) and Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was the Editor of the Journal of Transnational Law. He is a Certified Neutral in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and is a member of several mediator organizations including the St. Louis chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators and the Association of Missouri Mediators.


Professional Affiliations:

• Association of Attorney Mediators, 2 years

• Association of Missouri Mediators, 3 years



• Jenkins & Kling, P.C., 1994-present, Partner

• Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, 1983-1984, Partner (1986-1994), Associate (1983-1986)

• Thompson & Mitchell, 1980-1983, Associate



• B.A., Washington University, 1977

• J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1980



• Missouri, 1976

• U.S. District Court Eastern District, 1976

• U.S. District Court Western District, 1976



• Missouri State Bar, 1980

• United States District Court | Eastern District of Missouri, 1980


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