After growing up in Lufkin, Texas, Jay attended The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee where he graduated with a B.A. in English. He then returned to Texas to earn his J.D. from St. Mary’s School of Law. Jay practiced law as a trial attorney with Bailey & Williams and McCauley, Macdonald, Love & Devin before starting his mediation practice in 1997. He has completed over 500 hours in mediation training and frequently speaks and writes on mediation advocacy and conflict resolution. Jay has also served as the chairman of the Dallas Bar Association's ADR Section and on the board of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. He currently
" Jay always works hard to get a case resolved if possible. He is a very accomplished mediator and is willing to go the extra little bit to get the mediation resolved. He is honest in his evaluations and will tell you if he thinks there are issues you may be missing. I would recommend Jay to anyone who asked me. "
- Kelley M.
Teaching Experience, Speeches and Publications
- Speaker, Maximizing your Mediation, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, (2017)
- Speaker, Maximizing your Mediation, Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, (2017)
- Speaker, Maximizing your Mediation, Dallas Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Section, (2016)
- Speaker, Maximizing your Mediation, Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, (2016)
- Author, “Maximizing Your Mediation: Communication is Critical,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, (2015)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Rockwall Bar Association, (2015)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Dallas Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, (2015)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Tarrant County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, (2012)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, (2012)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Mesquite Bar Association, (2011)
- Speaker, "Maximizing Your Mediation," Dallas Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Spring Training - Trying a Case from First Base to Home Plate (2007)
- Author, "Offers of Settlement: Awarding & Determining Litigation Costs," Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (2005)
- Speaker, Conflict Resolution, CALTEC Conference - Almaty, Kazakhstan (2005)
- Speaker and Co-Author, "Resolving Conflict: A Practical Approach", Sixth Annual Dallas Court Coordinator / Clerk Seminar (2003)
*Additional reviews of Jay's mediation services can be viewed on his Martindale-Hubbell profile.
serves as the treasurer for the Association of Attorney-Mediators. When he's not mediating, Jay can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife, Tracy and their three children.
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