Jason Herndon concentrates his practice primarily in construction law. He provides solutions-oriented guidance to his clients aimed at achieving positive outcomes as efficiently as possible. His clients consist of a diverse group of industry participants that include design professionals, public utilities, regional and national contractors, municipalities, private project owners, and construction sureties.
He regularly handles significant construction claims with millions of dollars – and sometimes tens of millions of dollars – at stake for his clients. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of construction issues, including scheduling/delay disputes, design defects, disruption and productivity claims, construction defects, cumulative change impacts, payment and performance bond claims, mechanics’ lien claims, and contract disputes. In addition to his litigation work, he also routinely provides advice to his clients on dispute avoidance, contract negotiation issues, and other matters.
Jason is a previous chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Construction Law Section. He has also served as chair of its Lien and Bond Law Revision Committee and the Ethics and Legislative Affairs Committee. He frequently speaks to industry groups on a range of construction topics that include professional liability, delay claims, mechanics' liens, and contract issues. Jason’s construction law work has been recognized by numerous legal industry publications, including Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite,” North Carolina Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List.”
In addition to his construction practice, Jason also represents clients in connection with landlord-tenant issues, debtor-creditor claims, class action defense, and other commercial disputes. He is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Certified Mediator. Before joining Parker Poe, he clerked for the Honorable Lacy H. Thornburg, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.
In 2019, the Triangle Business Journal named Jason among the 40 top business leaders under the age of 40 in the region.