Strain elected shareholder at Baker Donelson

Law Talk profile for The Memphis Daily News

June 6, 2013

Jason Strain, a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, grew up with the idea of the legal profession being a “good and interesting job.”

He saw it as a career his father,Alan Strain, a litigator with The Hardison Law Firm PC, always seemed to enjoy.

“To some extent I was kind of modeling that,” said the younger Strain.

It’s a path that led him to Mississippi State University to study political science and history, graduating summa cum laude in 2003. There was a brief flirtation with medical school but ultimately, he said, “There was too much chemistry involved.”

Wanting to go someplace different to spread his wings, and having worked in Washington one summer, he set his sights on Georgetown University Law Center. His wife, Amanda, worked for the IRS at the time and together, he said, they had “the quintessential D.C. experience.”

While at school, he used his background in history while working with a professor to research English legal history and in digging through the Georgetown law library, one of the best and most complete in the world. It was the perfect activity for someone who enjoyed the hunt for old manuscripts and primary sources . . . (read more)