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Jay C. Fox

Estate planning Attorney at Suwanee, GA

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 1 year
    Georgia - GA 15 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Estate planning, tax planning, and wealth protection for individuals and small businesses

    16 years, 40 cases

  2. Probate
    29%
    Assist with estate administration for representatives of estates with or without a Will

    16 years, 20 cases

  3. Elder law
    10%
    Aid in elder care, elder planning, and elder exploitation or abuse

    16 years, 8 cases

  4. Car accident
    6%
    Plaintiff's attorney

    16 years, 3 cases

  5. Securities and investment fraud
    5%
    Plaintiff's attorney against financial advisors or insurance agents/companies

    16 years, 2 cases

After retiring from the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserves in 2003, I began my legal career at John Marshall Law School.  After graduating at the top of my class in 2007, I started my law firm as a sole practitioner.  Since that time, I've helped hundreds of clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, asset protection, personal injury and small business planning.

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Jay Clinton Fox
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Thorough, Responsive
A few years ago, Mr Fox prepared wills for our family. Although we hadn't communicated since then, recently I needed legal help and time was of the essence. Due to the lack of a particular verbiage in the deed to our home, I realized I had to go through probate. I was not only surprised, but also stressed because timeliness was important and I wanted to streamline the sale process. I contacted Mr. Fox and that same day he initiated the necessary paperwork with comprehensive instructions. He guided me through the process which is now complete. I can't be more thankful for his services. He was quick to respond, maintains excellent communication, is kind, and thorough. I highly recommend Mr. Fox.
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Posted by Michael | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Jay took the time to understand our estate planning needs today and in the future. Worked with us in the timing and competition of our Wills and Trusts.
Posted by Mike Neumeyer | November 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help with Trust documents
Mr. Fox did an excellent job updating our trust and associated documents. He has the ability to communicate in a way that helps one to understand, yet not feel inadequate! I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Michael | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning experience
We thought Jay was very professional and knowledgeable. It was a very good experience working with him.
Posted by Jeff | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Jay went above and beyond to update wills and other documents for my wife and I. After the will signing, he continued to assist with altering contingent beneficiary forms to reflect the establishment of a trust in our wills. He put in a lot of time with my wife and I for a very reasonable price. Very professional service.
Posted by Samya | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney! Brought me and my family peace of mind.
I would rate Jay more than excellent if I could. Before meeting him, I had a different opinion about lawyers and Jay proved me wrong. He is the most dedicated, talented, reliable and ethical person I know. I hired him for a specific matter and he went above and beyond my expectations. I’ve also consulted with him regarding several other issues and he’s always been clear and exact with his answers and gave me a realistic outlook on what to expect. Jay is such a great listener and hence his outstanding analysis of my situations and perfect advice on how to handle them. Jay has also traveled to meet me at places that are convenient for me at times that work for my schedule. While we all hope we’d never need legal help, life happens. I know I am in good hands when I contact Jay for my legal needs and I would recommend him for people I care about.
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Posted by John | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great experience
Jay was recommended to us by a friend and did an excellent job walking us through the process of creating our wills. He was super patient, personable, and professional in his interactions with us, both by phone and in person. We're grateful for having been referred to him.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Will and Estate Planning Attorney!
Jay brought us up to date and handled all our questions, making appropriate suggestions that were incredibly helpful!
Posted by April | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We can sleep better at night!
Jay was very effective and efficient at explaining each step in the process of updating our wills. He worked us through the reasons we had procrastinated in the past and explained the legal reasons why it was better to do things one way over another. He also did not charge a fee for a Power of Attorney or Advance Directive for Health Care. We are very happy to have all these legal documents in place thanks to Jay!
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Posted by Monte | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Fox is the best.
I completely trusted Jay to write my will. He is knowledgeable and thorough. It was very easy for me to work with Jay. The best thing that I can say about Jay is that he is a good listener. I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends.
Posted by Jeff | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Trust Attorney
Jay was extremely helpful in doing our trust. He took ample time to explain complex trust terms and made me and my wife feel very comfortable dealing with our lives in front of him. His experience led to many valuable recommendations to improve our trust for us and for our heirs. Jay is the guy for your next detailed estate planning session.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust/Will
Consulted and then hired Mr Fox to draw up my will. Attentive to my requests and very thorough in drawing up my final trust and will documents. Discussed all points outlined in will and answered all questions. Would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Charden | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Jay Fox is an incredible attorney. He helped my husband and I put together our Will and Trust for our family. Jay listened intently, very easy to get a hold of and responsive; and took the time to understand the concerns we had to advise appropriately. We had looked at other attorneys, none of which came close to the thoughtfulness and respect Jay had for our situation. He is fair and trustworthy and a clear expert in his field. I would recommend him over and over again.
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Posted by John | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust Preparation
My wife and I used Jay's legal services to prepare a family trust. Jay did an outstanding job. He asked good questions to get a clear understanding of our personal situation and what we wanted to achieve for our children. He quickly responded to our questions and had all of the documents prepared and ready for signature in less than 3 weeks. It would have been sooner if we had not been tardy in our review. Jay is easy to work with and included a thorough review of our existing will and powers of attorney as part of the all-inclusive, trust package price. He came in exactly on budget, within the timeline promised and at a price that was better than most. I could not ask for more. I strongly recommend Jay as your attorney of choice for family law matters.
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Posted by Bob | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will and POA
Jay provided great service in preparing and advising on will, POA and living will. He couldn't have made it any easier. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by John | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
We were recommend to Jay by our financial planner to assist us with our estate planning. Jay is very knowledgeable and was extremely helpful in helping us navigate the intricacies and complexities of estate planning and the pros and cons of the various approaches to protecting our estate. Based on this process we moved forward with creating a family trust based on the protections it affords my wife and myself along with our children and grandchildren. Jay guided us through all of the steps, managed the formation of the trust and assisted us in moving our assets into the trust. I would highly recommend Jay to those in search of and in need of a highly competent advocate in this process.
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Posted by John | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable and Caring
I had created a draft trust which included several accounts, stocks and 3 properties I own in another state. Jay reviewed the trust and recommended several changes, all of which I accepted, and wrote another one specifically written for residents of Georgia.
Posted by Penny | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust and estate planning
Mr. Fox drew up a Trust for me. The process was new to me but something I felt I needed. Mr Fox explained everything to me and helped me to set up the Trust as well as a Will. Mr Fox was very helpful in getting me the information I needed to set up my investments with USAA. I am grateful to him for his patience with me. I would definitely hire him again should the need arise.
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Posted by Rod | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, personable, and very knowledgeable
I hired Jay Fox to craft an estate plan with revocable trust, pour-over will, power of attorney, and power of attorney for health care. I would classify it as a reasonably complex plan. Discussing and working with people on a document like this requires both skill and sensitivity. Mr Fox demonstrated both, throughout the process. He was always available for questions, and happy to provide counsel when I wasn't sure how to make various stipulations. He also put my mind at ease by letting me know that changes could be made, as time passed, without great trouble or expense. I recommend Jay Fox wholeheartedly, and without reservation.
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Posted by Charlie | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Mr. Fox has the experience with estate planning that I was looking for. He was able to take all of the legalese and present it to me in layman's terms which was very much appreciated. Always easy to reach, detail-oriented and professional is the best way to describe him. Lastly, he was always very prompt and values your time which has left a lasting, positive impression. Contact him and you will not be disappointed.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sole Practitioner
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pilot
  • Us Air Force
  • 1981 - 2003

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Wyoming
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Section Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Elder Law Section Chair
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • William B. Spann, Jr. Award
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2015
  • Celebrating Service Pro Bono Award
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Valedictorian
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2007
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Wyoming
  • 1983
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Publications

  • The Advisor
  • Estate Planning with Trusts: 10 Situations That May Warrant a Trust
  • 2015
  • The Advisor
  • Things to Do: Your Estate Planning Checklist
  • 2015
  • The Advisor
  • Estate Planning: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way Fun Facts, Horror Stories & Things to Think About
  • 2012
  • The Advisor
  • TEN REASONS WHY RETIREMENT ASSETS ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ASSETS
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay is an exceptional attorney and, more importantly, an exceptional person. He truly cares about his clients and works tirelessly to get them great results. He knows the law and knows how to navigate the complicated estate issues. I have and will continue to send him clients and I would not hesitate to send him my own family."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to being caring and compassionate, Jay has all the knowledge, experience and qualifications to provide excellent legal services for all his elderly clients and their families, regardless of their needs. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jay without hesitation or reservation. He has the ability to handle complex matters that require a great deal of thought, as well as exquisite attention to detail. He also has the ability to effectively communicate with clients by breaking down difficult legal concepts into a language anyone can understand. Jay is my go-to lawyers for elder law, wills, trusts and estates planning."
Probate Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jay on several matters. He is a competent, considerate and compassionate attorney who looks after his clients best interest."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Attorney Jay Fox! Jay is a thorough, thoughtful and compassionate attorney. He is the kind of lawyer that makes us all proud to share his profession."

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Suwanee Estate planning Lawyer Jay C. Fox
Jay C. Fox
Estate planning Attorney
Suwanee, GA
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation