Law alum to discuss his battle with the Yankees
Posted on April 13, 2011
Jason Browning, a 1997 graduate of the School of Law, will discuss his battle with the New York Yankees with the law school’s Baseball and the Law class on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. His presentation will be in room 339 of Leflar Law Center from 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. and is open to the public.
Browning is a partner with the law firm of Warner, Smith & Harris in Fort Smith, Ark. His legal career includes representing a professional baseball club affiliated with the Mexican League before the Commissioner of Major League Baseball in a grievance against a major league club. This battle, which involved catcher Michel Hernandez of the New York Yankees, is presented in the 2010 book by Clay McKinney, Pinstripe Defection: A Small Town Attorney’s Battle with the New York Yankees.
Browning is in the litigation section of his firm and has a broad defense practice that encompasses products liability disputes, complex commercial litigation, mass tort or multi-district litigation, medical negligence of nursing homes and employment related issues.
He has a passion for sports, particularly baseball, and the working relationships between athlete and management. As a certified agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association, he has counseled Major League players in salary arbitration disputes and other grievances with Member Clubs.