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Joseph Jackson Minus Jr.

Joseph Jackson Minus Jr.

also known as Jay Minus

Practice areas:

Government, Insurance, Employment & Labor, Commercial

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About Me

Jay Minus practices in the areas of municipal law, commercial litigation and labor and employment. His practice focuses on all aspects of employment law in the defense of union issues, Title VII ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA and civil rights claims. Mr. Minus also specializes in personal injury claims involving wrongful death, products liability, industrial accidents, and fraud. As general counsel for two cities, he handles all aspects relating to city operations including public meetings, municipal contracts, municipal development and municipal financing. He also handles insurance coverage questions for numerous clients. His clients include municipal corporations, manufacturers, contractors, service providers, shipping companies, automobile dealerships, physicians/medical providers, shipyards and insurance companies. He regularly appears in Alabama and Federal Courts.

Mr. Minus is a certified mediator and serves as City attorney for the cities of Chickasaw and Satsuma, Alabama. He also serves as attorney for the Chickasaw Industrial Development Board, the Utilities Board for the City of Chickasaw, and for the Waterworks and Sewer Board for the City of Satsuma.

Mr. Minus was with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Commercial: 25%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Insurance: 25%
  4. Government: 25%

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Contact Info

Phelps Dunbar

101 Dauphin Street, Suite 1000
Mobile, AL, 36602



ALAuthorized to practice law198508/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
ListedAlabama Super LawyersN/A
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alabama State BarMemberN/A
Alabama Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Alabama Association for Municipal AttorneysMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of AlabamaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Annual MeetingHot Topics at the EEOC/Update on FLSA Collective Actions2013