Mediator's Profile

Jason Rugo

Business Name: Jenkins & Kling, PC

Jason Rugo has been a principal with Jenkins & Kling, P.C. since 1993, and has practiced primarily in the areas of general commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction, real estate, non-compete enforcement and intellectual property defense.

Additionally, Jason is a fully trained mediator and engages in mediating lawsuits and pre-suit mediation of disputes. He also provides arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution services.

Jason is a graduate of Washington University (B.A. in History with honors) and Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was an Editor of the Journal of Transnational Law. He is a Certified Neutral in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and Southern District of Illinois and is a member of several mediator organizations including the Association of Attorney Mediators, the Association of Missouri Mediators, and the Missouri bar ADR Committee. Jason’s areas of experience include:

  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Contract and business tort litigation
  • Real estate and zoning litigation
  • Non-compete enforcement & defense
  • Trade secret enforcement and defense
  • Unfair competition and trademark litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment

Jason received mediation training at the University of Missouri Center for Dispute Resolution and receives continuing mediation education through membership in the Association of Missouri Mediators, the Association of Attorney Mediators and other sources. He is a Certified Neutral in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri,  and in the Southern District of Illinois.  He is a Certified Neutral in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, State of Missouri. Mediation Panel member for LEXITAS (fka ALARIS), St. Louis.  Board Member, President (term Oct 2020-Oct 2022) and Past President of the Association of Missouri Mediators.  Co-Chair of Missouri Bar ADR Committee 2023-2024.


  • B.A., History with Honors, Washington University, 1977
  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1980


  • Missouri, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District, 1980

Licenses & Certifications

  • Past President, Association of Missouri Mediators
  • National Member: Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Co-Chair Missouri Bar ADR Committee

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