Jason R. Chermela


Jason Chermela is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the Hospitality Practice and a member of the General Liability, Healthcare, and Medical Malpractice Practices. He has more than 16 years experience litigating cases. Mr. Chermela practices in the area of hospitality litigation and works with local and national hospitality clients in all aspects of premises, security claims (inclusive of assault and battery and false imprisonment claims), food service, and other related business matters.

Mr. Chermela also practices in the areas of general liability. His specialties include premises liability, hotel and restaurant related claims, personal injury defense, and all matters relative to transportation (including defending high exposure trucking and automobile claims).

Mr. Chermela is a partner in our firm and has more than 16 years of experience defending high exposure premises liability, hospitality and hotel related claims, personal injury, and transportation / auto claims. Mr. Chermela has proven himself as a skilled, tenacious, aggressive 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. Mr. Chermela has rapidly and successfully developed a practice and market niche within the hotel and hospitality industries. His vast hospitality industry litigation experience encompasses all aspects of hotel, restaurant, entertainment, social club, and security operations. Mr. Chermela has also had success in defending high exposure trucking and automobile accidents. He currently represents Robertson’s Ready Mix and Lyft, Inc. for all of their auto claims in the greater Los Angeles area. Mr. Chermela also represents small and large landscaping and trucking companies inclusive of ValleyCrest Landscaping, The Brickman Group, and Brightview.

Representative clients include: SBE Entertainment (SLS Hotel - Beverly Hills); Restaurants and Nightclubs such as MI-6, Hyde Lounge, Foxtail, V3 Club, White Lotus, Ritual Supper Club, Hennessey’s Tavern, UMAMI Burger, Katsuya, etc.; The KOR Group (Viceroy Hotel - Santa Monica, Viceroy Hotel – Palm Springs, Avalon Hotel - Beverly Hills, and Sheraton Gateway LAX); STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC., W Hotel; shopping centers such as Hollywood & Highlands, The Grove, Calabasas Commons, and The Promenade in Westlake Village; Valleycrest Landscaping, Brightview Landscaping; as well as Robertson’s Ready Mix, and Lyft, Inc.


  • 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, 2018
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer - Rising Star,” 2010, 2012


Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1999

University of Delaware

Bachelor of Science, 1996

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