Cozen O’Connor: Schulze, Jason S.

Jason S. Schulze

Member

Houston

(832) 214-3916

(832) 214-3905

Jason S. Schulze concentrates his practice in subrogation and recovery representing individuals, companies and insurers who have sustained significant property damage.  He has litigated and tried to verdict claims involving property losses in the energy, petrochemical, commercial and transportation fields.  He routinely represents domestic and foreign insurers, as well as companies with significant property damage deductibles or self-insured retentions.  During his career, he has tried more than 35 cases to jury verdict and has handled several appeals.

Jason received his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1993, and earned his law degree at Texas Tech University School of Law in 1996. 

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Names Five Attorneys Shareholder

September 10, 2009

Cozen O’Connor recently named five members shareholder: Tia C. Ghattas (Chicago), Richard C. Mason (Philadelphia), Mark E. Opalisky (Philadelphia), Frances R. Roggenbaum (Harrisburg) and Jason S. Schulze (Houston).

Publications

Imposing Liability on the Non-Manufacturing Seller of a Product in Texas [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 02, 2016

It is not unusual to face a situation where a product implicated in a loss is manufactured by a foreign defendant. Typically, the product has been manufactured in another country and distributed by a domestic company or otherwise sold by a domestic retailer. In such situations there can be a...

New Hurdles for Defect Claims by Condo Associations in Texas [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 30, 2015

There are two new sections in the Texas Property Code which will provide protection for developers and their design professionals from actions brought by condominium associations for construction defect or design claims. The impetus for this change grew out of concerns by developers and design...

Are "Sound Waves" the Future for Fighting Fires? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 06, 2015

For their senior research project, two young engineering students at George Mason University came across an experiment conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”) in 2012 called “acoustic suppression of flame.” In a nutshell, the experiment focused on whether sound waves...

Spoliation in Texas: A New Approach [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

October 17, 2014

The Supreme Court of Texas recently revisited the concept of spoliation of evidence in Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Aldridge. The case involved a slip and fall at a Brookshire Brothers grocery store. In discovery, the grocery store produced a video approximately eight minutes in length starting just...

Texas Uniform Condominium Act: What to Know, Where to Go, and How to Find it [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 08, 2014

As the State of Texas continues to enjoy strong population growth, condominiums will continue to proliferate particularly in Texas’ largest cities. For subrogation professionals who occasionally see claims associated with condominium associations, it is helpful to have an understanding of the Texas...

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road: A Primer [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

December 20, 2013

Claims handlers for insurers of goods being transported by road in Europe would be well served to familiarize themselves with what is commonly referred to as the “CMR Convention” (“CMR”). The CMR (which became operative in July of 1961) is actually entitled the...

Ewing: Will My Construction Defect Claim Be Covered In Texas [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 07, 2013

If you are a subrogation professional who handles construction defect claims in Texas, you may have heard references to the case of Ewing Construction Company v. Amerisure Insurance Company, 684 F.3d 512 (5th Cir. 2012).  In Ewing, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurer had no duty...

Insurer's Right to Contractual Subrogation Trumps Equitable Made-Whole Doctrine Yet Again in Texas [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

May 14, 2012

In Fortis Benefits v. Cantu, 234 S.W.3d 642 (Tex.2007), the Texas Supreme Court held that the “made whole” doctrine does not apply where the parties’ agreed contract provides a clear and specific right of subrogation. Despite this ruling, the Austin Court of Appeals was recently...

Prescribed Burns: The Importance of Determining Your State's Approach to Liability [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

November 21, 2011

Over the last several years, the insurance industry has experienced significant losses due to wildfires. In many instances, the wildfires resulted from the carelessness of a camper, or the criminal conduct of an arsonist. Wildfires have also been caused by damaged power lines, or fallen utility...

Don't Let Wind Turbine Claims Blow Over: How to Assess Recovery: Subrogation potential exists even when lightning fuels first-party claims [National Underwriter]

December 13, 2010

Don't Let Wind Turbine Claims Blow Over: How to Assess Recovery: Subrogation potential exists even when lightning fuels first-party claims - National Underwriter - According to the 2010 U.S. Wind Industry Monitor, significant growth in the use of the wind turbines in the United States is projected over the next several years. Indeed, the U.S. recently surpassed Germany as having the largest usable wind capacity in the world.

Summer 2010 [Subrogation & Recovery Observer]

July 29, 2010

Summer 2010 - Subrogation & Recovery Observer -

Can a Limitation of Liability Provision in a Bill of Lading Invalidate My Perfectly Good Carmack Amendment Claim? [Maritime Alert!]

November 15, 2007

Can a Limitation of Liability Provision in a Bill of Lading Invalidate My Perfectly Good Carmack Amendment Claim? - Maritime Alert! - 2 pgs total. All too often, a cargo owner and/or its subrogated insurer establishes the elements necessary to prove a claim under the Carmack Amendment and conclusively negates the defenses available to a motor carrier, only to be met with the dreaded and feared “Bill of Lading” which contains a limitation of liability provision.

Fall 2007 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2007

Fall 2007 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - As football season gets underway and the exciting post-season baseball action has
started, Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation Department is pleased to announce the continued expansion of our team roster. The Fall 2007 edition of the Subro Observer includes the introduction of five new attorneys in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Eon: The Beautiful Alternative or Catastrophic Fire Loss Waiting to Happen? [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

June 06, 2006

Eon: The Beautiful Alternative or Catastrophic Fire Loss Waiting to Happen? - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 5 pgs total. This article is intended to better acquaint subrogation professionals with the potential combustibility of certain types of decking, and to alert both subrogation professionals and homeowners of disturbing combustion data regarding “Eon,” a particular brand of plastic decking.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Anatomy of a Subrogation Claim

February 08, 2018 - Houston, TX

Houston Claims Association's February CE Seminar

February 08, 2017 - Houston, TX

NEFCO Subrogation Seminar

November 17, 2016 - Houston, TX

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1993
  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas