Over a period of 27 years, Jay served as corporate litigation counsel for both Allstate Insurance Company and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, and as retained counsel for several other companies while a partner in Birmingham, Alabama law firms. He eventually realized that helping individuals who were damaged by the wrongful acts of others was much more rewarding than defending rich and powerful corporations who prey upon the average citizen.
In September 2014, Jay accepted the position of Managing Attorney of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, P.C., the largest plaintiff’s firm in Alabama, by number of lawyers, which is also the most prolific in number of trials, according the Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter. While there, he was able to utilize his extensive courtroom experience, familiarity with the Alabama legal system, and professional relationships built through years of practice to forge an effective team of litigators and advocates.
He joined AkinMears in September 2017.