He feels right at home with extreme case complexity, and untangles multi-party and multi-attorney situations with commanding decisiveness to keep cases on course toward value-driven resolution.
A certified commercial pilot that grew up around general aviation, Jay has a lifelong love of flying, which plays right into his specialty - transportation. He knows the ins and outs and ups and downs of aviation, trucking, and product liability. He has over thirty years of experience with complex litigation defense including aviation and aerospace, product liability, FAA enforcement actions, motor carrier/trucking defense and regulatory compliance.
Jay also has extensive commercial litigation experience for large manufacturing, insurance and banking clients.
articles & presentations
•Trucking Industry Defense Association (“TIDA”) Fall/Winder 2002 “Logo Liability” - Alive and Well
•Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) - Skywritings, Spring 2004 The Expert’s Use of his or her Lawyer to Insure Admissibility of a Computer Animation: A Practitioner’s Guide
•Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) - The Daubert Compendium 2004 & 2004 (update) Assumption of Facts by Expert
•NALS: The Association for Legal Professionals
•Preparing for Aviation Accident Litigation: Practice Tips for Legal Professionals, February 1, 2003, Bellville, Ohio
•Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) - Product Liability Conference
•The Expert’s Use of his or her Lawyer to Insure Admissibility of a Computer Animation: A Practitioner’s Guide February 12-14, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada
•Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) - Managing For Success in the Small Law Firm Maximizing the Benefits of Paralegals in Your Practice June 9, 2006 Chicago, Illinois
•Ohio Super Lawyers, 2016-2018
Professional & Community Activities
•Director, Heartland Banc Corp and Heartland Bank (HLAN)
•Ohio State Bar Association
•Columbus Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association
•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
•National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Central Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Trucking Industry Defense Association
•Helicopter Association International
•Transportation Lawyers Association
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Million Dollar Advocate
•Chairman, Ohio State University Comprehensive Transplant Center Campaign Committee
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