Jason R. Chermela


Jason Chermela is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois, a vice-chair of our Hospitality Practice, and a member of our General Liability and Transportation Practices. He has more than two decades of experience defending high-exposure litigation in a range of legal areas, for clients including hotels, restaurants, night clubs, trucking companies, and landscaping firms.

In the field of general liability litigation, Jason has handled cases involving personal injury, premises liability, and security claims (inclusive of assault and battery and false imprisonment claims). He has proven himself as a skilled, tenacious, and highly-motivated litigator who is a hands-on problem solver. His extensive litigation experience includes, but is not limited to, all aspects of binding arbitrations, non-jury and jury trials. He has a proven and successful record in disposing claims via summary judgment motions, and securing favorable arbitration and trial results. 

Jason has successfully developed a niche practice representing the hotel and hospitality industries, including local hospitality clients as well as large national chains. His vast experience in this area encompasses all aspects of hotel, restaurant, entertainment, social club, food service, and security operations. Jason also regularly defends clients in these industries against claims of human sex trafficking. His extensive experience with these matters includes serving as national coordinating counsel for a major hotel chain that faces trafficking litigation across the country.

As a member of our firm’s Transportation Practice and our 24/7 Rapid Response Team, Jason has experience handling all matters relative to transportation, including defending high-exposure trucking and automobile claims. He represents name-brand trucking and bus companies in relation to accidents throughout Southern California, and is lead counsel for several landscaping, construction, and ride-share companies in the greater Los Angeles area.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California




  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association  
  • American Marketing Association 
  • Business Law Association

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2013, 2017-2022


Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1999

University of Delaware

Bachelor of Science, 1996

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