• J.D., University of La Verne College of Law
  • B.S., California State Polytechnic University, magna cum laude, Hospitality Management
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, Certified Hospitality Educator

Jason Dineros is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco offices.  Mr. Dineros' Practice Sections include Tort and Catastrophic Loss, Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers, Labor and Employment, and Professional Liability. He is also Vice-Chair of the firm's Retail, Hospitality and Beverage national practice team.  He handles all aspects of litigation, and has successfully litigated numerous cases from inception through settlement, arbitration, or trial, having made partner in just his fourth year of practice. 

Mr. Dineros is part of the Hospitality Law Practice Team.  He has a prominent background in the hospitality industry, notably with hotels, restaurants, and golf clubs, and has successfully defended Fortune 100 hotel, restaurant, and entertainment groups in cases ranging from catastrophic injury to liquor liability and wage and hour violations.  He incorporates his industry experience and operational skillset with the constantly evolving standards imposed on restaurants, bars, clubs, cable television entities, hotels, and lodging establishments to work alongside business owners--both large and small--towards practical and cost-effective solutions.  Whether the solution calls for the implementation of preventative operational practices or for a jury to appreciate the unique challenges facing the operation, he serves as both an advisor and litigator. 

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Bar Admissions


  • American Bar Association, Member, 2012 – Present
  • Court of Master Sommeliers, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2015 – Present
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association, Member, 2016 – Present
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member, 2015 – Present
  • Collins Hospitality Society, President Emeritus, 2013 – Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), Associate Member
Awards and Recognition
  • National Restaurant Association, Michael E. Hurst Foundation Salute to Excellence Student, 2009
  • California State Polytechnic University, Outstanding Collins College Academic Advisor Nominee, 2014
  • Faculty Row Super Professor, 2014
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Top 10% of Lawyers in the U.S. Nominee, 2016 – Present
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Labor Law in the Hospitality Industry, Adjunct Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2014 – 2017
  • Hospitality Law, Adjunct Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2013 – 2017
  • Protecting Hospitality Operations from Premises Liability and Negligence Claims, Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona, May 7, 2015