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Jay concentrates his practice in maritime and energy-related litigation matters, including:
- personal injury and wrongful death claims arising under the Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), and the Outer Continental Shelf Act (“OSCLA”)
- U.S. Coast Guard investigations of vessel owners and managers for environmental violations and casualties arising under marine pollution regulations (“MARPOL”)
- oil and hazardous materials spill incidents involving the application of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA 90”), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), and the Texas Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act (“OSPRA”)
- vessel collisions and allisions
- limitation of Liability actions under 46 U.S.C. § 181, et seq., maritime attachment (Rule B), and vessel arrest (Rule C) actions
- serious marine incident investigations
- general commercial litigation
While in law school, Jay was elected to the Order of the Barristers. Prior to law school, he served as an active-duty Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Captain. During his service, he earned the Airborne (Parachute) and Air Assault badges and served in various positions, including Company Executive Officer and Intelligence Officer for a Mechanized Infantry Battalion.
Jay is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.