Jason Eggert is an adjunct clinical professor in the Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. He has been an assistant defender with the State Appellate Defender Office (SADO) since 2016.
Eggert has argued several cases in the Michigan Supreme Court involving the Fourth Amendment claims and other issues. Most recently, he successfully argued People v. Hughes before the Michigan Supreme Court, holding a warrant to search an individual’s cell-phone data for evidence of one crime does not enable a search of that same data for evidence of another crime without obtaining a second warrant. He has also conducted trainings for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System.
Before joining SADO, Eggert was an associate attorney at Gurewitz & Raben PLC in Detroit. At Gurewitz & Raben, he assisted in the representation of criminal defendants in every step of the federal criminal process, from pre-indictment representation to drafting petitions for writ of habeas corpus. He also worked on several complex federal criminal trials and appeals, including the sentencing and appeal of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, and Carpenter v. United States, where the US Supreme Court held a warrant is required for the government to obtain historical cell site information from cell phone providers.