Ryley Carlock & Applewhite added Jason L. Cassidy as part of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he will work with clients in tort law, real estate defamation and more.

Cassidy works with clients to resolve disputes involving the Federal Tort Claims Act, real estate, defamation, land use/zoning, discrimination, ADA/disability issues, bankruptcy, the False Claims Act, contracts, state and federal laws, and a wide variety of business issues.

As an undergrad, Cassidy studied music at Northwestern University. After graduating, he became a stage actor in Chicago and appeared in many musical theatre productions in the area. He spent nine months traveling the country in a tour bus and has performed on stages from New York to Hawaii.

In addition to his music/acting career, Cassidy spent eight years as a legal assistant. Before attending Northwestern Law, he assisted attorneys with a wide variety of cases involving civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, state and federal regulatory matters, and loan transactions.

At Northwestern Law, he was a member of the Accelerated J.D. program, completing three years of coursework in only two years. Cassidy graduated cum laude and was named an inaugural Kirkland & Ellis Scholar for his academic achievements.