Jay is a widely-respected trial lawyer in both the commercial and insurance worlds. Reflecting his success in the courtroom, Jay has obtained two board certifications from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law) and has been elected by fellow renowned trial lawyers to the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and named to the Texas Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America.
Jay charts the resolution paths on multi-case dockets where efficiency predominates, and spearheads complex, high-profile litigation as well. He has achieved an exemplary record of jury verdicts and negotiated solutions on lawsuits involving wide-spread catastrophes, complex contracts, fraud, insurance bad faith, deceptive trade practices, civil rights and tragic accidents.
Jay is highly regarded in the insurance industry and has skillfully navigated numerous commercial property insurers and adjusters through catastrophic claims involving manufacturing facilities, office buildings, retail complexes and refineries, including the murky waters of first party bad faith disputes.
In the business litigation world, Jay is a “go to” lawyer for complex, high exposure business and technical disputes involving damages with millions at stake.
His extensive experience allows him to evaluate cases “early on” including realistically identifying actual risk, based not on mere allegations but on concrete evidence and the likely perceptions of a jury.
- Tried numerous property damage, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and personal injury cases to verdict
- Obtained second reverse bad faith verdict in Texas; the plaintiff, suing for bad faith, received zero and had a $200,000 judgment entered against her in favor of the insurer
- Achieved favorable resolutions in several high exposure industrial calamities, coverage/bad faith suits, commercial property claims arising from catastrophic losses and excess liability insurance disputes
- Represents the world’s leading industrial and medical gas supplier in business, construction, and accident suits