About Jay


Jay  received his B.S. degree from West Liberty University in West  Liberty, West Virginia, and his J.D. degree from Capital University in  Columbus. After graduation Jay held associate positions in mid-size law firms before establishing his own practice. Jay has  received certification as a specialist from the Ohio State Bar  Association Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialty Board. He  has written several articles on estate planning and estate issues.

Jay  frequently lectures on probate and real estate issues for the Ohio  State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association, and formerly  lectured for Ohio BarBri Bar Review. Jay was previously an instructor at  Columbus State Community College in the legal assistant program. Jay  serves on the board of Apprisen. 

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Trusts
  • Small Business Formation
  • Real Estate
  • Adoption

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1985
  • US District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1986

Published Works:

  • Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, May/June 2009
  • Case Study, Lessons from Dayton Bar Assn. v. Parisi, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, July/August 2014

Honors and Awards:

  • Columbus CEO Top Lawyers, 2010 - 2019
  • Ohio's Top Lawyers, 2008, 2010 - 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 - 2019
  • Capital University Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • CBA Board of Governors, 2013 Secretary/Treasurer, 2015 President
  • CBA Probate Court Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Fellow
  • Columbus Bar Foundation Fellow