Pioneer in Sports Concussion Litigation to Co-Present CLE Session

Attorney Jason Luckasevic drew international attention to concussions in sports when he originated and filed the first two lawsuits against the National Football League (NFL) on behalf of more than 120 retired players for their chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain injuries.

The 2000 Duquesne University School of Law graduate will be a featured co-presenter at Sports Concussion Litigation, a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session at Duquesne University.

Sports litigation involving brain injury is an emerging area of the law following NFL concussion litigation that has ultimately been joined by more than 6,000 former players and resulting in an estimated billion-dollar settlement.  

Sports Concussion Litigation will examine the laws surrounding various leagues and discuss the discovery process and defenses. The CLE course will also provide an overview on the science and medicine of various types of brain injuries.

Luckasevic will be joined by Daniel Kunz, an adjunct law professor and fellow graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, who serves as an NFL Players Association certified contract adviser and as chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Sports Law Committee. 

When:   Thursday, Feb. 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where:   Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information:   This session is open to the public at no cost, but CLE participants must pay $45 and will receive 1.5 hours of substantive credit. Payment can be made online or at the door after online registration. For more information, visit, call 412.396.6300 or email

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