Jason Browning is a litigator with vast experience serving as counsel for physicians, hospitals and medical clinics in medical negligence, and professional and medical liability, as well as advising clients on HIPAA compliance, quality assurance and risk management. He also engages in commercial litigation, complex products liability matters, medical equipment utilization concerns and transportation (trucking) litigation.
Additionally, he is a certified expert agent advisor with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) and provides counsel to Major League Baseball players and player agents on all aspects of baseball. As a certified expert agent advisor with the Major League Baseball Players Association, he advises clients on player salaries and negotiations with the Clubs, and represents players through the salary arbitration process as well as fee grievances between agents.
His recent experience includes:
- Obtaining multiple dismissals by dispositive motion practice for hospitals on claims involving negligent physician credentialing and retention claims;
- Successfully obtaining defense verdicts for medical providers;
- Success in declaring a Cuban national professional baseball player a free agent, allowing the player to negotiate with all 30 member MLB Clubs;
- Representation of player agent in a fee grievance against former MLB All-Star before an independent arbitration tribunal within the jurisdiction of the MLBPA; and
- Counsel to players and player agents through salary arbitration process.
Browning was recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the areas of Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice Defense, General Litigation and Entertainment & Sports from 2010 to 2013. Browning is a member of the American and Arkansas Bar Associations.
In addition to his work as a Certified Expert Agent Advisor for the Major League Baseball Players Association, he is a Registered Athlete Agent for the State of Arkansas and an Associate Member of the Sports Lawyers Association. In 2013, he advised the University of Arkansas School of Law Salary Arbitration team that competed in the Tulane School of Law-National Baseball Arbitration Competition.
Browning has served for many years as a coach for Junior Deputy Babe Ruth Baseball.
Browning is the subject of the book, Pinstripe Defection: A Small Town Attorney’s Battle with the New York Yankees, which chronicles the grievance he brought against a Major League Club that revealed the inner workings of signing international players.
He authored “Resolving (then Un-resolving) the Human Trafficking Issue for Cubans Joining America’s National Pastime” for the Spring 2019 issue of The Arkansas Lawyer.
Browning also served as Notes Editor for the Arkansas Law Review, publishing “A Questionable Application of the Arkansas Borrowing Statute in Durham v. Arkansas Department of Human Services/Child Support Enforcement Unit,” 51 Ark. L. Rev. 407 (1998) in the Arkansas Law Review.