Mr. Jay A. Gervasi, Jr.

Mr. Jay A. Gervasi, Jr.: Attorney with Jay Gervasi, P.A.

Biography

Jay was born in Charleston, West Virginia on May 18, 1958. He lived with his family in Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as brief periods in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has been married since 1985 and has two daughters.

Jay graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1980, with a B.S. degree in Zoology. After working as a medical research technician at the Duke Medical Center for a few years, he attended Vanderbilt University Law School, where he graduated in 1986 in the top 15% of his class. After four years of practice for business-oriented firms, in which he represented defendants and insurance companies in workers' compensation and other personal injury claims, along with a variety of other types of matters, Jay "jumped the fence" in 1990 and joined a plaintiffs' personal injury law firm in Greensboro, where he headed up the workers' compensation practice area and worked on other personal injury cases. After 10 years at that firm, in 2000, Jay opened his own law practice, Jay Gervasi, P.A., where he remains today.

Jay has been certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation by the North Carolina State Bar since 2000, when certification was first offered in that field. He has been the chair of the workers' compensation section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, is a permanent member of the executive committee of that section and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Jay has been a frequent speaker at educational seminars for fellow lawyers and others, has written "Friend of the Court" briefs on behalf of the Academy of Trial Lawyers, and has been actively involved in advising and assisting other attorneys in their cases. Further, Jay, along with a number of his trial lawyer colleagues, has devoted significant time and resources to the political process, fighting to protect injured people in all aspects of the system. While engaging in these other activities, Jay has devoted his work to representing hundreds of seriously injured people, advising them about their decisions in the complicated variety of issues they face, and litigating their claims, before the trial courts, the Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Jay has chosen to focus his practice on a relatively limited number of cases involving severe injuries and complex issues.

(Board Certified Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Workers Compensation
  • Asbestos
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accident
  • Trucking Accident
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Law
  • Life and Health Insurance
  • Dog Bites
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Toxic Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
336-574-0174  Phone
336-574-2541  Fax
www.lawyerforinjuredworkers.com
University Attended:
Duke University, B.S., cum laude, 1980
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1986
Year of First admission:
1986
Admission:
1986, North Carolina; 1988, South Carolina
Memberships:
Greensboro, North Carolina (Member, Workers Compensation Section) and American Bar Associations; North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member, Executive Committee, Workers Compensation Section, 1995—); American Association for Justice, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (2000—).
Birth Information:
Charleston, West Virginia, May 18, 1958
Certifications:
( Board Certified Specialist in Worker's Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization )
ISLN:
907128517
Payment Information:
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    Client Reviews

    • 4.6/5.0 (3 reviews)
    • 100% (3 recommendations)
    • Silver Client Champion
    • Communication

      4.7/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.3/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.7/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.7/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 05/12/15 in Workers Compensation.

      Jay Gervasi is a great attorney. He goes above and beyond to make sure his client is taken care of. He will be honest and up front with you and he will fight to make sure you get everything you are entitled to. I recommend people to him all the time... Read more

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      Jay Gervasi is a great attorney. He goes above and beyond to make sure his client is taken care of. He will be honest and up front with you and he will fight to make sure you get everything you are entitled to. I recommend people to him all the time and my case settled almost 5 years ago. Jay & Debbie(his paralegal)are just good, honest, smart, hard working people that will do right by you. Read less

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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 11/28/12 in Workers Compensation.

      He took a case over that another firm had made a mess of, he fought for me. I had my first surgery after 4 of waiting and two more after that, even got them to send me to Indiana to see a specialist. He as well as Debbie (his paralegal are great, and... Read more

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      He took a case over that another firm had made a mess of, he fought for me. I had my first surgery after 4 of waiting and two more after that, even got them to send me to Indiana to see a specialist. He as well as Debbie (his paralegal are great, and they truly care. My case took almost 8 years to settle and I stopped counting after the third mediation attempt but he stuck by me all the way. I strongly recommend him. Read less

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