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Mr. Hurst has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law since 2010, handling matters related to divorce, custody, child support, parenting time disputes and the preparation of premarital agreements. Mr. Hurst joined Harrison & Held, LLP in 2015 after having spent 5 years practicing at one of Chicago’s premier Family Law firms. There he practiced in both the Family Law and Sports and Entertainment Family Law divisions of the Firm, where the firm's representation was focused on representing high-profile and high-wealth individuals. During the course of his career Mr. Hurst has represented many current and former professional athletes, members of the media and a Grammy award winning Chicago musician, amongst the countless other hardworking teachers, police officers, entrepreneurs and other professionals that he has had the pleasure of working with. Mr. Hurst brings his wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Family Law to Harrison & Held, where he continues to focus his practice on complex Family Law matters with the highest level of diligence, attention to detail and professionalism, treating every client as if they were his only client.
Mr. Hurst is a Chicago native and graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School. He received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2009 having been named to the Dean's Honors List. During his time at Indiana Law, Mr. Hurst gained his first experience in the area of Family Law serving as a Law Clerk for Illinois Appellate Court Justice, John O. Steele - formerly a trial judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County - Domestic Relations Division.
Socially and politically active in his community, Mr. Hurst has been honored for his civic and professional achievements, as a 2015 honoree for the Chicago Defender’s Men of Excellence Award and a 2015 honoree for C.A.T., Inc.’s Most Distinguished Men of Illinois Award. Mr. Hurst also serves on the Board of A Night Out, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps women victims of domestic violence.
Awards and Honors
Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2018)
Expert Network - Distinguished Lawyer (2017)
Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2017)
Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers (2017)
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys - Top 10 Under 40 (2017)
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 10 Best Family Law Attorney (2017)
Attorney & Practice Magazine - Top 10 Family Law Attorney (2017)
Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers (2016)
The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 (2016)
The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2016)
Leading Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers (2015)
Chicago Defender - Men Of Excellence Award (2015)
C.A.T., Inc. - Most Distinguished Men Of Illinois (2015)
Media & Presentations
Impact Makers Radio - Focusing On What You Want From Your Divorce http://impactmakersradio.com/attorney-jason-l-hurst-harrison-held-llp-in-chicago-illinois/
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Whitney Young Student Wins Eligibility Dispute http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Archives/2014/10/15/CPS-Removal-Hearing-10-15-14
IICLE - 59th Annual Estate Planning Short Course, Family Law Issues for Estate Planners 2016
National Business Institute - Ethical Dilemas in Family Law (Assisted) 2015
National Business Institute - Calrifying the Confusion on Contemp (Assisted) 2015
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Indiana University – Bloomington, J.D., 2009
Grand Valley State University, B.S., 2005
Whitney M. Young Magnet School, 2001
Northern District of Illinois, 2009