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As a trial lawyer for over 40 years, Jay has litigated hundreds of cases in multiple areas of law and daily life.  Injured men, women and children have received awards or settlements in the millions of dollars for their accident, insurance or work-related claims through his representation. 

He also has represented a host of businesses including manufacturers, service companies, franchisees, retailers, contractors, accountants, architects, engineers, doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers.  Those activities range anywhere from business formation to contracts to strategic legal consulting to business loss claims and other litigation.

His practice includes dispute resolution starting with a conversation about the problem and then implementing the best approach for a successful outcome.  In estate matters, preserving personal and family relationships can be tricky which is where his experience and knowledge is invaluable for a client.  No one approach fits every situation.

In an expanding field, his practice now includes protecting the rights of persons, young and old, who have been the victims of wrongful acts and misuse of funds by family estate and trust representatives.

His abilities and successes have continued to earn him an AV Preeminent® rating signifying that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence as compiled and awarded by the national peer review service, Martindale-Hubbell as shown at Lawyers.com.