Since graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997, Jay has passionately advocated for the rights of people wrongfully injured and killed. He has been trying products liability cases for more than twenty years, achieving numerous substantial verdicts, judgments, and settlements. Jay has successfully protected experts against Daubert-type challenges in many jurisdictions, against some of the largest defense law firms and most sophisticated corporate defendants in the world. Jay has tried cases in courthouses across the country, won a national top 100 verdict, and been recognized for winning the largest asbestos trial verdicts of the year in two different states (California and Missouri) – in the same year.
Jay has been featured in Texas Lawyer and appeared on WFAA-TV as a legal commentator. In addition, Jay has frequently been an invited speaker at professional conferences, including the 2019 Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference, 2019 Perrin Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2015 Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference, multiple Plaintiffs Asbestos Litigation Seminars (PALS) conferences, and others.
“As a trial lawyer, you cannot consistently win verdicts, or recover substantial settlements, without fully understanding three things: your client’s experience, the evidence that shows the defendant’s responsibility, and the science that proves it. In every case I try, I am committed to delving into all the details of each of these elements to maximize the client’s recovery and the probability of a successful verdict.”
When he’s not trying cases, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids, and three dogs.