Jay is a graduate of Peru State College, having earned his B.S. in Business Administration
– Management (summa cum laude) in 2002. Jay earned his Juris Doctorate from the University
of Nevada – Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2006. During law school, Jay
was invited to join the Society of Advocates (moot court) and served as a teaching
assistant in Boyd’s legal writing program which was ranked in the top ten nationally.
As a moot court member, Jay and his partner won the American Bar Association’s (ABA)
Regional and National Client Counseling Competition in 2005, besting 144 other teams
representing 96 law schools from across the country. Jay and his partner went on to
represent the United States in the International Client Counseling Competition as
well. Jay also participated in the 2006 ABA Negotiation competition, and was recognized
with Boyd’s Outstanding Negotiator award.
A Nevada licensed attorney since 2006, Jay has represented clients in a wide variety
of areas and has been admitted to practice before the Nevada Supreme Court, United
States District Court for the District of Nevada, and the United States Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals. Currently, Jay practices civil litigation in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Jay served as a military policeman, traffic
accident investigator and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare NCO in the United
States Army. He is the proud recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement
Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon
and the Good Conduct Medal. Jay also spent nearly ten years as a Nebraska law enforcement
officer, serving as a police officer and deputy sheriff for several different Nebraska
Jay has been an adjunct instructor for Peru State College since 2007. He has taught
courses in Policing, Criminal Procedures, Criminology, Victimology, Criminal Law,
Commercial Law, Legal Environment and Contract Law, and Loss Prevention and truly
enjoys having the opportunity to remain part of the Peru State College community.