Newmeyer Dillion is Pleased to Announce that Newport Beach attorney Jason Moberly Caruso Has Been Elected to Partnership

January 21, 2021 Firm News

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. – January 21, 2021 – Prominent business and real estate law firm Newmeyer Dillion is pleased to announce that Newport Beach attorney Jason Moberly Caruso has been elected to partnership.

“Jason has continually shown himself to be a gifted attorney, both in his ability to expand the firm’s offerings in land use, environmental law, and the firm’s growing appellate practice, as well as in his exceptional approach to client service,” said the firm’s Managing Partner, Paul Tetzloff. “His positive presence is felt wherever he goes, and we’re honored to have him join the firm’s partnership.”

Caruso focuses his practice on various aspects of “contaminated sites” environmental legal work, complex litigation, and appellate matters. He counsels and represents current and former facility owners and operators in state and federal proceedings, administrative actions, cost recovery cases, and non-litigation site remediation situations. The litigated matters frequently involve the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and its parallel California Hazardous Substances Account Act (HSSA). When clients must go to court, Caruso applies his significant experience in complex state and federal litigation over a broad range of substantive areas, including environmental, business, real estate, construction, and products liability. His experience extends from pre-litigation through trial and post-trial proceedings.

Caruso’s practice also includes a special emphasis on appellate matters. Caruso has briefed and argued multiple appeals in the state and federal courts, obtaining victories for clients in general appellate and extraordinary writ proceedings. Caruso has prosecuted and defended appeals involving the firm’s existing cases and clients, but has also been engaged by outside clients after the conclusion of trial court proceedings.

An active member of the community, Caruso serves as a mock trial attorney coach for University High School through the Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County (CRF-OC) and as a member of CRF-OC’s Board of Directors. He also serves as a member and secretary of the Orange County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Ethics Committee, and is a member of the executive committee of the William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court. Caruso is also committed to pro bono work, endeavoring always to be representing at least one pro bono client via Orange County’s Public Law Center.

Caruso earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.