Jason DePauw is an Associate at Keller Postman LLC. Jason has litigated complex and catastrophic cases throughout his entire career on behalf of thousands of individuals who were killed or catastrophically injured, obtaining justice for his clients by holding the wrongdoers accountable for their harmful conduct.

At Keller Postman, Jason represents individuals in various state and federal courts across the country, with a primary focus on defective product liability matters involving wrongful deaths and catastrophic injuries.  Notably, Jason helps to advance parents’ claims against the makers of Enfamil and Similac premature infant formula products that allege caused pre-term infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), inflammation of the intestines that can lead to the premature infant suffering catastrophic and life-altering injuries or even death.  As part of his responsibilities, Jason leads the firm’s expert development in support of these claims.  Jason also helps lead the firm’s efforts in the Zantac litigation, with a focus on managing and coordinating the firm’s various state court actions throughout the country.

Before joining Keller Postman, Jason was an associate at Robins Kaplan LLP in Minneapolis, where he litigated on behalf of many individuals who were hurt or killed by defective products. Notably, Jason was involved in litigating various Multi-District Litigations, including the Taxotere, ED Drugs, Abilify, Johnson & Johnson Talc Baby Powder, Stryker Hips, and Opioids cases. He coordinated litigations across the country against the sellers and makers of keyboard dusting sprays on behalf of individuals who were injured or killed when another driver crashed into them after “huffing” the spray while driving.

Jason is proud of his extensive pro bono volunteer work, most of which is spent representing, and advocating on behalf of, children in the child protection system.  In addition, Jason tried a civil paternity dispute trial to a verdict—the first ever such case tried to a jury in the state of Minnesota.  Finally, Jason is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice’s Amicus Committee where he frequently authors amicus briefs in Minnesota’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court on behalf of MAJ in support of injured people.

Jason earned his law degree from Mitchell Hamline Law School, where he was an editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. He graduated from Florida State University, where he studied business finance.

Jason is licensed to practice law in Minnesota only.


"My proudest moment as a plaintiffs’ attorney is when the Minnesota Supreme Court repealed a judicial immunity for child protection workers, agreeing with a novel and creative legal argument I formulated after the defendant, district court, and court of appeals all rejected as incorrect. Now the courthouse doors are open to children and their families who were killed or harmed because the child protection workers failed to reasonably protect abused and neglected children. "

Jason DePauw


  • Mitchell Hamline Law School
  • B.S., Florida State University

Previous Affiliations

  • Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Harper & Peterson PLLC