Jason A. Cincilla

Jason A. Cincilla Partner

P 302 504 6800 F 302 657 2104
1007 North Orange Street, 10th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
1007 North Orange Street, 10th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801
Overview

Jason Cincilla is a litigation strategist, litigation manager, and trial lawyer. In 17 years of practice, Jason has helped companies resolve hundreds of high-stakes cases involving products liability; sporting arms, ammunition, and outdoor products; toxic torts; asbestos; insurance coverage; employment; corporate; and complex commercial litigation. He has tried multiple cases to favorable verdicts, and he has successfully argued more than 75 summary judgment motions applying the laws of many different states and multiple foreign countries.

Bar Admissions
  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court - District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit
Education
  • Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2002
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A. Distinguished Military Graduate, 1994

As partner-in-charge of MG+M’s Delaware office, Jason oversees all of the litigation in the office. He also serves as regional coordinating counsel for five defendants in asbestos litigation, which involves coordinating defense of claims in 20 different states. A self-described “discovery wonk,” Jason serves as national discovery coordinator for all of the companies for which MG+M serves as national coordinating counsel.

Jason believes meticulous preparation is the key to resolving cases successfully. He thoroughly absorbs the facts and law of every case, finding innovative avenues to undermine plaintiffs’ claims. Jason has the unique ability to hyper-focus on the details that decide key motions and limit damages, without ever losing sight of the big picture.  

Jason credits his military background with his success as a lawyer. “I was a Ranger, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster, and other flashy titles like that, and at the time I thought I was just learning the art of war. I realized later that I was learning how to be intensely focused and determined in the most trying of circumstances, how to effectively and efficiently communicate, complex problem solving and relentless work ethic. When you apply those skills in the practice of law, you can take on any legal challenge and the most capable opposing counsel.”

Experience
  • Won a rare trial award of more than $20 million in punitive damages against an insurance company in a Delaware case, alleging that the company’s refusal to cover legal fees for the insured’s litigation was bad faith.
  • Won a defense verdict for a joint compound manufacturer in a mesothelioma case with no alternative exposures to asbestos products by convincing the court to exclude plaintiffs’ general negligence and design defect claims, leaving only a failure to warn claim (against a defendant that had provided adequate warnings).
  • Prevailed on a summary judgment motion by convincing a Delaware court to apply the Pennsylvania statute of repose to the claims at issue, despite the fact that multiple Pennsylvania trial courts had refused to do so.
  • Devised and executed a 50-state strategy to protect a client’s privileged document that had been wrongfully obtained and widely disseminated by plaintiff attorneys.
  • Led a national discovery team in responding, over a two-year period, to 465 sets of written discovery requests including over 200 sets of document requests. The team produced documents in response to only 10 of those sets of requests; faced only six motions to compel documents and/or information; defeated two of those motions; and convinced plaintiffs to withdraw the other four.
Recognition

Recognition

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, Delaware
  • Best Lawyers In America, Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions for Defendants, 2019
  • AM Best Insurance Recommended Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers
  • Fellow with the Fellowship of Litigation Counsel of America

Involvement

  • Delaware Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Perrin Conferences' Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, "The Importance of ADR," June 15, 2017
  • Speaker, Perrin Conferences' Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, "National Scene Update on Asbestos Litigation,"  October 10, 2012
  • Speaker, Perrin Conferences' Asbestos Defense Strategic Summit, "Delaware Asbestos Litigation," November 10, 2010
  • Speaker/panelist, Perrin Conferences' Asbestos Litigation Conference:  A National Overview and Outlook, "Jurisdictional Spotlight:  East Coast Overview of Active and Emerging Jurisdictions, Update on Recent Verdicts, Settlements, and Noteworthy Cases, " September 13 - 15, 2010

News

Best Lawyers in America
Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
Litigation Counsel of America - Senior Fellow
Super Lawyers
AM Best Recommended Insurance Attorney
America's Top 100 Attorneys