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Jason Engelhart
Jason Engelhart

2020 Up & Coming Attorneys: Jason Engelhart

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in economics and history, Jason Engelhart considered a career in journalism before deciding law likely had more promise and opportunity.

Following law school at Washington University in St. Louis, the Eden Prairie native returned to the Twin Cities.  He took a position at what is now Stinson LLP.

Engelhart has grown a niche in health care, focusing on regulatory issues, and more recently assisting with COVID-related restrictions. “I like health care because everything is a puzzle and I never get bored,” he said. “The regulators and legislators are constantly tinkering with the health care law. The regulatory landscape is changing all the time.”

Beyond working with his team, Engelhart likes assisting in-house attorneys in answering difficult questions posed by their clients. “I like to help them in their careers to accomplish their goals and make them look good in front of their clients — that’s my favorite thing to do,” he said.

What’s the best piece of advice that you ever received?

I remember when I was an associate and on my very first day hearing from a senior attorney that the most important quality of a lawyer is empathy, both for your client and the other side. Understanding what motivates other people allows you to get solutions that work for everybody.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I was stir-crazy in March and I ordered a ukulele. I still play it, badly.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

My wife and I have a dog that we love taking for walks and otherwise spoiling. We also enjoy travel and hope to again someday.

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