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Jason Lee Nohr

Personal injury Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Jay

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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Serious, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases involving motor vehicles collisions and boating incidents

    28 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    Serious, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases involving medical and professional negligence

    28 years

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Serious, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases involving elder abuse and misconduct at for-profit nursing home facilities

    28 years

Jason ("Jay") Nohr has 25 years of experience representing individuals injured by the negligence of others and has has a long history of achieving successful results for his clients through jury trials, settlements, and appellate advocacy. His practice includes serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by motor vehicle and boating collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and elder abuse, birth injury, and other civil actions involving fraud and financial misconduct. Among other successes, Jay was lead counsel for what is considered to be the only plaintiff’s trial verdict in a shoulder dystocia (birth injury) case in Georgia and won the first case in the Georgia appellate courts addressing nursing home arbitration agreements.

Jay accepts a limited number of cases and provides individual attention to each of his clients to ensure their cases receive the attention to detail necessary for successful resolution through settlement or trial. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Jay with its AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest peer-review rating available, identifying a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.

Jay is honorted to be appointed by federal judges as a Receiver in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for cases involving securities fraud and Ponzi-type schemes upon the recommendation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Serving as both both Receiver and lead trial and appellate counsel in "claw back" actions filed in federal courts acrosse the country, Jay has sucessfullly recovered millions of dollars of assets on behalf of defrauded investors victimized by various types of fraud,  misconduct, and Ponzi schemes. In addition to serving as lead trial counsel in receivership litigation, Jay oversees the return of these recovered assets directly to defrauded investors through an administrative claims process in the Receivership Court.

Jay is also an accomplished appellate advocate who has succeeded for his clients in the state and federal appellate courts of Georgia and is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court. In the first appellate case in Georgia to address nursing home arbitration agreements, Jay defeated a nursing home’s efforts to force the case to arbitration. After winning in the trial court, Jay convinced the Georgia Court of Appeals to broaden the trial court's favorable ruling on appeal to help preserve the right to a jury trial for all Georgia nursing home residents and their families. See Ashburn Health Care Center Inc. v. Poole, 286 Ga. App. 24, 648 S.E.2d 430 (2007).

Jay is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and all Georgia trial Courts.  In his capacity as a court appointed receiver, he has litigated in federal courts throughout the country.

Since 2017, Jay has served as the President of CLAWS, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization that uses the civil justice system to combat human trafficking. In 2018, Jay was appointed as a Cobb County Special Assistant District Attorney to represent the State of Georgia in a groundbreaking legal action that made successful and novel use of Georgia's nuisance laws to hold accountable an area hotel notorious for allowing human trafficking on its premises. The successful resolution of this  novel action and the media coverage it received will deter other hotels from allowing human trafficking activities on their property and serve as a model for additional legal actions against those that do.

Jay is a frequent presenter at legal seminars and continuing education classes on all of these topics and is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Cobb County Bar Association, and the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, serving as its President in 2007 and 2008.

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Licensed for 27 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Jason

Cauthorn, Nohr & Owen
212 Church Street
Marietta, GA, 30060


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Gorfon | June 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Automobile Collision
In April of 2014, my wife and daughter were involved in a serious car collision. We hired Jay Nohr to handle our case. There were several insurance companies involved so it ended up taking a little over four years to settle. Jay guided us through this long process, never giving up and was so prepared for our trial that the other insurance company settled the night before our trial was to begin. He had witnesses lined up, doctors ready to testify, big charts and photos blown up on poster boards. We were ready and the other side knew he was prepared. Over the years he kept us well informed, was very realistic with our case and is a very honorable man. He is not your typical lawyer, very caring and a wonderful family man. We were very pleased with him and the settlement he was able to get for us. Thanks Jay for taking such good care of us.
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Posted by Rachel | March 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
In June of 2017 my husband and I found ourselves engulfed in our worst nightmare. My 6 month old son had been throwing up for a week and after 4 ER visits it was determined that he had a subdural hematoma…AKA bleeding in the brain. With this diagnosis we were scared, worried, confused – we wanted to know how, why, what do we do??? And that is how our own personal hell began – with this diagnosis we were also being accused of harming our sweet boy and he was ripped from our arms. As a mother I felt like my heart had been ripped from my chest. I couldn’t understand why this was happening. The only information I had to go on is what the doctors filled my head with – these types of injuries only happen from abuse and that my son was lucky to be alive. I was in shock and absolutely devastated. With this knowledge I knew that they would never release him to go home from the hospital with us. In a panic I called our families and my father-in-law immediately sprang into action – and for that I am forever grateful – his quick action and with a little help from Google we found Jay. From our very first meeting with Jay I felt some relief. He explained what we were up against, what we could expect to happen – and most importantly that these types of cases happen all too often – and that despite what these doctors had led me to believe, there is in fact many different causes for my son’s diagnosis. I won’t bore you with all the gritty medical details, but finding Jay, who was extremely knowledgeable about these types of issues, was what saved our family. Throughout the 4 months that we endured this hell every step Jay took was exactly the right one. I trusted him 100% to do everything in his power to get our baby back home to us….and he did. I hate to imagine what could’ve happened to us if we had hired anyone other than Jay. He was extremely educated and informed on everything surrounding our case. He was also patient with me (a distraught mom) – which couldn’t have been an easy task. I know he must’ve been very busy – but he always made time for me and made me feel like our case was his top priority. He was everything we could’ve hoped to find in an attorney – plus more. I wish that I could give him 100 stars - a five star rating just doesn’t do him justice.
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Posted by Jim | November 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Child Abuse
Jay did a fantastic job representing our family. He left no stoned unturned, was emotionally invested, properly researched and prepared to prove the State had overlooked the real facts of our case. We always felt comfortable in Jay's hands. A true professional.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2014
Nohr 2012 Review
Jason went above and beyond what is typically expected from an attorney. He not only kept our family well informed of his every thought but also his anticipation of what we could expect in each step of our process. Jason relates to his clients not only on a professional level but more importantly on an emotional level. He talks in a friendly caring manner and not in legal jargon that most of us do not understand. Jason has done so much for my family that I can not thank him enough.
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Posted by maria | April 19, 2010
Jason is awesome he is honest with a wonderful bedside manner. He made us feel comfortable from day one. His knowledge and quick responses to all our questions made the whole process so much easier. There was nothing he could not or would not do for us.
Posted by Sheila | April 16, 2010
Giving our son his reward
Mr. Nohr made our life so much easier handling the case for our son. He always was informative and easy to get to if we had a questions. His guidance thru the 2 year process was very worth the time and energy that was put into winning the case. He did his background work and homework thru the whole process and when it was time to present he came out on top for our son.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2010
A Great Attorney!!!
After being turned down by the Cochran Firm because they said we did not have a case, my wife and I contacted Jason Norh. . . Jason Nohr handled a medical malpractice/wrongful death case for my wife and I. Jason Nohr is very knowledgeable! Almost everything that Jason predicted would happen eventually happened. He explained the possible outcome of various actions on our behalf and provided estimated timeline on when events would occur. The guidance and advice he provided my wife and I during our case was superb. He answered all questions thoroughly and explained in detail everything that was occurring and anything that was not understood. Most importantly, Jason listened to the concerns of my wife and I and took them into account when dealing with the defense attorneys. During our lawsuit, several liens were placed against our case from several insurance companies. Jason rebutted the claims of the insurance companies and made them settle for pennies on the dollar! For this I commend him!!! In the end, the defense did exactly what we wanted them to do. Our case was settled out of court and my wife and I are extremely happy with the outcome. Thanks again Jason!!! D.B.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Receiver
  • United States District Court (by judicial appointment)
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cauthorn & Nohr, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Counsel for receivers in United States District Court
  • Jason L. Nohr
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Huddleston & Nohr
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Dawson & Huddleston
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Staff Attorney
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Staff Attorney
  • Kentucky Death Penalty Resource Center
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1995
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, honors program (magna cum laude)
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Ashburn Health Care vs. Poole
  • Settlement
  • Ashburn Health Care Center, Inc.; Pruitt vs. Poole
  • Plaintiff defeated motion to compel arbitration
  • Coleman vs. United States
  • Defendant's Summary Judgment Motion denied - Settlement


  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)
  • Full Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • AAJ - Birth Trauma Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Honors, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Cum Laude
  • 1995
  • Public Interest Law Fellowship
  • University of Georgia Law School Equal Justice Foundation
  • 1994
  • Honors, Auburn University
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992
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  • Trial Magazine
  • Recovering from Brokerage Firms for Bogus Stock Recommendations
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Extracting Truth From Complexity In Civil Litigation
  • Civil Litigation and Expert Testimony
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Jason
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to have lengthy, in-depth conversations with Jay about personal injury suits in general, medical malpractice, and birth trauma. I have also been able to hear Jay speak at CLEs. His knowledge of the law and the medicine is second to none. Jay Nohr is one of the few lawyers who is willing to try cases to verdict, and he has had incredible results. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer or one that has had success in medical malpractice cases, then I would look no further than Jay."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his practice in personal injury law!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I used to work with Jay and still consult with him on complex medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Jay is very detail-oriented and thorough in his approach to his cases, which is why I always like to get his thoughts and opinions on complicated fact patterns. Jay is well-respected by both plaintiffs' and defense lawyers, and is known for his aggressive representation of his clients. I give him my full recommendation."
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Marietta Personal injury Lawyer Jason Lee Nohr
Jason Lee Nohr
Personal injury Attorney
Marietta, GA
Licensed for 27 years
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