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Jerome P. Trehy Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Bahama, NC

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jay Trehy

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jerome

Learn Jerome’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Complex cases involving disabling personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, accident reconstruction, fires and explosions, workplace injuries, trucking collisions, and motor vehicle collisions.

    38 years, 600 cases

  2. Insurance
    Insurance bad faith, coverage disputes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, long-term disability insurance.

    34 years, 100 cases

Peer Recognitions:

Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury and Products Liability)

N.C. Super Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating


Jerome P Trehy, Jr, PA
7106 Wiley Mangum Rd
Bahama, NC, 27503


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Becky | June 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney
Jay was there for me the whole way and was very detail-oriented and knowledgeable. He is easy going (except against the opposition) which puts you at ease. He coached me through the hard parts. Over the year's time, he was encouraging and kept me abreast of everything. He was always available when I needed him.
Posted by Diana | February 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate AND Compassionate
Jey Trehy served as our legal representative when we were involved in a car accident (struck my someone who ran a red light) and my daughter was seriously injured. He helped us get all the medical bills paid and my daughter was compensated for being bed-ridden for an extended time. Great to work with - would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Christine | April 9, 2013
Good representation!
Jay Trehy is very knowledeable of laws regarding personal injury suits, insurance and North Carolina's Worker's Compensation program. He uses that knowledge to consider the specifics of each case and only then develops a strategy for reaching the most favorable outcome for a client. He is skilled in taking depositions and knowing both how and when to use information. He has excellent negotiation skills as well. I believe he is challenged by his work and that he enjoys his work, He came highly recommended and I continue to be very satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Elaine | March 27, 2013
Jerome Trehy help me change a discrimatory law in NC
I've known Jay Trehy for more than 30 yrs and he's an Excellent Attorney and Compassionate person. In 2003 I was injured in a Chevy Blazer, with No roll bar to protect the roof. The vehicle rolled over crushing my neck & rendering me a Quadriplegic. Without a roll bar the van was defective, because the glass couldn't support the roof from caving in like tin foil. At that time NC had a Statue of Repose which prevented a person's Access to Justice for product defectively if the vehicle was more than 6 yrs old, My vehicle was 7 years old so although he'd been able to help a stranger who's vehicle met within the guide lines, he couldn't Access Justice for me. He worked relentlessly to change this law, partnering with the NC Advocates for Justice. In 2009 a bill was brought before the Senate addressing the Statute of Repose. I decided to work with this group to Change the Law even though it was not retroactive for me. I spoke before the Senate and put a Human Face to what before was just a Bill and it passed the Senate an onto the House of Representatives. I went to 4 House meeting with out speaking but always was visible. The Lobbyists were concerned because for once there was a Face to their arguments, which made them look petty. The Bill passed the House and now the Statute of Repose is 12 years instead of 6. Things Changed in NC because of Jay's drive and desire to Fix this unfair Law.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 25, 2013
Mr. Trehy is who you want fighting for you!
Mr. Trehy was extremely helpful. He kept me informed on my case,and made the whole process alot easier. He is genuine and cares for his clients. I hope to never need to be in a court room again but if I did I wouldn't want anyone else in my corner and fighting for me beside Mr. Trehy


  • Contingency 25%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jerome P Trehy, Jr, PA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau
  • 1988 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Russ, Worth, Cheatwood, Guthrie & Trehy
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Asst. Public Defender
  • Fayetteville Public Defender's Office
  • 1983 - 1986
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • NCAJ
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ebbie Award
  • NCAJ
  • 2009


  • NCAJ Prima Facie Manual
  • “Product Liability” and “Woodson Claims” chapters
  • 2012
  • NCATL Prima Facie Manual
  • “Product Liability” and “Woodson Claims,” chapters
  • 2006
  • North Carolina General Practice Deskbook
  • Insurance in Bodily Injury Matters chapter
  • 2004
  • North Carolina General Practice Deskbook
  • Insurance in Personal Injury Matters
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association CLE
  • Psychological Barriers to Mediation
  • 2013
  • Disbursements 2013: Everything But the Kitchen Sink
  • ERISA Plan Reimbursements: Now What?
  • 2013
  • Civil Masters in Advocacy Seminar
  • Depositions for Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • 2013
  • Got Resolution? How Litigators and Mediators Work Together to Resolve Cases
  • Making the Most of Your Mediation through Preparation and Planning
  • 2012
  • Discovery Seminar
  • Admissions
  • 2011
  • Workplace Injury and Products SoR Seminar
  • The New Products Liability Statute of Repose and Third-Party Claims from the Workplace Injuries: Practical and Ethical Implications
  • 2010
  • Products SoR Seminar
  • The New Product Liability Statue of Repose Practical and Ethical Considerations
  • 2009
  • Disbursements Seminar
  • Products SoR Seminar
  • 2009
  • The Application of the Public Duty Doctrine to Claims against State Agencies
  • STCA and Public Duty Doctrine
  • 2008
  • Auto Products Seminar
  • The Main Defendants for Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Catastrophic Injury or Death
  • 2008
  • NC Judges Conference
  • Auto Products Seminar
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Jerome
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in personal injury!"
Wrongful death Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay Trehy is one of North Carolina's finest lawyers.."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will not find a lawyer finer than Jay Trehy. He has tremendous instincts and presence, coupled with a deep knowledge of the law and the people skills to present a case effectively. He's top notch."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Trehy is a tremendously effective and gifted trial lawyer. I am working with him as co-counsel on a complex wrongful death matter. At all times, he has exhibited exceptional knowledge, skill, and leadership, while at the same time caring deeply about the people we represent."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay's engaging personality and charisma make him an extraordinary courtroom litigator. What makes him truly exceptional is his keen intellect sharpened through years of experience. There are few lawyers in North Carolina with Jay's ability to understand claims, and none any more skilled at obtaining insurance coverage to pay claims.through lawsuits as may be necessary."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay and I have worked on a personal injury case together and I have selected him as a plaintiff's arbitrator in UIM matters. I have also seen him speak to a college class on advocacy and trial practice. I endorse him for any personal injury matter for many reasons, but what really stands out is his passion and commitment to his clients and personal injury law as a whole."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jay for almost 20 years and he is one of the brightest and most capable lawyers in the State. He is a tireless advocate for his clients who always places his client's interest first. Jay is a leading creative mind among trial lawyers. Client's are lucky to have him as counsel in their cases."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay is hard working, brilliant and very experienced. He is a master of many areas of civil litigation and insurance law. You really can't do better in the Raleigh area."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Trehy is a a spectacularly talented trial lawyer. For auto wrecks, trucking accidents, insurance issues and more, he has an uncanny ability to take a difficulty case and make it work out exceptionally well for his clients. Motions, settlements, mediations or trials -- it makes no difference; Jay can do it all."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Trehy is an outstanding trial attorney with the highest ethical standards. He works tirelessly for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is one of the very best plaintiff's attorneys that I have encountered in my forty years of practice as a defense attorney. Jay is highly competent, fearless, and tenacious, but also reasonable and civil. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a skilled plaintiff's attorney to handle a personal injury claim."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Jay and I had the privilege to work together representing a badly burned child. Jay and his firm were completely professional and competent, and lead us to an excellent result for the child and his family. I have since referred NC clients to Jay and will do so in the future. He is top notch."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a superb attorney who is well-published. Having worked with and against him, he is a true professional. He is tough when he needs to be, but fair and amicable in all other instances."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay Trehy is one of the most well respected and experienced trial lawyers in North Carolina. I recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking superb legal representation in North Carolina, particularly in personal injury and wrongful death matters. Richard S. Hunter, Jr."
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Bahama Personal injury Lawyer Jerome P. Trehy Jr.
Jerome P. Trehy Jr.
Personal injury Attorney
Bahama, NC
Licensed for 40 years