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With Profound Sadness We Mourn the Loss of Jason G. Wehrle Our Valued Partner, Dear Friend, and Admired Colleague (1971-2020)

Dec 29, 2020 - Firm News by

With Profound Sadness We Mourn the Loss of Jason G. Wehrle Our Valued Partner, Dear Friend, and Admired Colleague (1971-2020)

Jason Wehrle, the Managing Partner of our firm’s Pittsburgh Office, passed away on December 19, 2020 following a short illness. 

Above all else, Jason was the loving and devoted father to his two children, Emma and Brady, and an adoring son to his mother, Cathy Mowery, and his father, Bill Wehrle.  He also leaves behind his cherished longtime partner, Kristina Kocur, for whom his depth of love and affection were forever on display.

Jason was a brilliant lawyer, caring friend, trusted partner and dedicated community leader devoted to helping others. He had an immediate positive impact when he joined Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva and Meyers LLP in 2014 as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Jason was a deeply engaged mentor and caring friend whose advice and counsel was frequently sought by the firm’s young lawyers. Likewise, his business acumen, thoughtful insights and unshakable optimism quickly led him to become an integral part of the firm’s leadership. Jason was a fixture at management meetings who served as a source of reliable guidance and extraordinary vision.

As a trial lawyer, Jason combined zealous advocacy, creativity, and a tireless work ethic with the utmost integrity to provide the finest legal services to his clients. He was an accomplished trial lawyer who became the “go to” attorney for high risk, high exposure cases. Jason successfully defended hospitals, physicians, nurses, architects and engineers in complex professional negligence lawsuits. In addition to his trial work, Jason was a recognized leader in the Consumer Financial Services litigation arena where he served  on the NCBA Membership Committee and the Defense Bar Committee. He was regularly called on to provide risk management and compliance advice to its members and received numerous awards for his participation. He was the consummate professional and was universally respected by his colleagues throughout the legal community.

We were all beneficiaries of Jason’s kindness, compassion, and enthusiasm for life.  His infectious smile and easy humor enriched the lives of all who knew him.  He strove to live each day to the fullest and to give back to his beloved Pittsburgh community.  He was a past Director of the Seneca Valley School Board and a Trustee of the Seneca Valley  Foundation.  In his free time he volunteered  with the Miracle League of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Animal Friends. 

Jason was born and raised in Pittsburgh and was a proud “Burgher” who loved his Pitt Panthers, and his Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and John Marshall School of Law.

His untimely passing is an incalculable loss.  He will be forever missed and remembered always.