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I am a Plaintiff's trial attorney handling all types of injury cases including car wrecks, tractor trailer crashes, wrongfule death and nursing home neglect & abuse.  I've been representing those harmed by the negligence of others since 2002.  I am born and raised in Kentucky and proud to be from our Commonwealth. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%



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  • Russell Warren Lewis IV

    Jay is a great lawyer. I would not hesitate to hire Jay to handle a personal matter on my own behalf.


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Morgan & Morgan

420 W. Liberty Street
Suite 260
Louisville, KY, 40202


KYAuthorized to practice law200307/09/2016
INAdministrative - Not Authorized to PracticeUnknown07/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Member of the YearKentucky Justice Association2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Kentucky Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerMorgan & Morgan2014 - Present
Attorney/PartnerSchachter Hendy & Johnson, P.S.C.2012 - 2014
Attorney/PartnerBusald Funk & Zevely2002 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationDistrict Vice President2013 - Present
Kentucky Justice Association, Amicus CommitteeN/A2012 - Present
Kentucky Justice AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeNursing Home Litigation Group - Vice Chair2015 - 2016
American Association for JusticeNursing Home Litigation Group - Secretary2014 - 2015
American Association for JusticeNursing Home Litigation Group - Treasurer2013 - 2014
Northern Kentucky Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2005 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Settlement Releases – You Better Know What Your Client is Signing2015
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Please Sign Here, Here, Here and Here…(and your right to Trial By Jury just went bye-bye!!)2012
The Village BreezeHow To Choose The Right Nursing Home For Your Loved One2011
The Village BreezeSomething You May Not Know About Medical Bills At Trial2010
The Village BreezeMy Lawyer Isn’t Working On My Injury Case2010
The Medical-Legal NewsAttorneys Busald and Vaughn: Sensible thoughts on success2009
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Warning – Beware of a Potential UIM Trap – Proceed With Caution2009
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Are You Driving on Thin Ice? ‘Full Coverage’ Might Not Be What You Think It Is2009
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)The “Threshold” Battle : Using the Defense Doctor to Your Advantage2008
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Answers to Common PIP Questions2008
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)You Can’t Buy Insurance for Damage Caused by a “Phantom”2007
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Amicus Curiae Committee Update2006
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Major Differences Between Ohio & Kentucky Law2006
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Procedures for Obtaining Kentucky State Police Records2005
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Update on Coots v. Allstate & KRS 411.188(2)2005
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Using Demonstrative Evidence: Vehicular Collision Issues2005
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Multiple Cars, Multiple UM & UIM Policies2005
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Suddenly It's No Longer the Defendant's Fault2004
The Advocate (Kentucky Justice Association)Who Should Get the Benefit: The Injured Victim or the Tortfeasor?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Murray State UniversityOrganizational CommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The iPad in Practice: All You Need to Know to Get from the iPadiVoir Dire2015
Seminar WebUsing iJuror at Trial2015
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2015
Demands, Negotiations and Bad FaithThe Devil’s in the Details: Pitfalls in Negotiations and Releases2015
Successful Strategies at MediationEthical Considerations in Mediation & Settlement2014
Seminar WebDeveloping Nursing Home Rules to Frame Your Case2014
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2014
Day in the Life of a Car Wreck LawyerEthical Considerations When Settling a Car Wreck Case2014
Day in the Life of a Car Wreck LawyerCar Wreck Workshop2014
Day in the Life of a Car Wreck LawyerAn Overview of Uninsured & Underinsured2014
Day in the LIfe of a Car Wreck LawyerHow to Work Up & Settle a Car Wreck Case2014
Annual ConventionNursing Home Resident Falls2014
Annual ConventionEffective iVoir Dire2014
Seminar WebRules in Nursing Home Cases2013
Nursing Home SeminarRight Trial, Wrong Verdict2013
Nursing Home SeminarEthical Considerations in Nursing Home Cases2013
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2013
Litigating Truck CasesEthical Considerations When Handling a Tractor Trailer Case2013
Auto Litigation SeminarEthical Considerations & Implications When Settling Your Client’s Injury Claim2013
Annual Spring SeminarNursing Home Jury Instructions2013
Nursing Home SeminarRules in Nursing Home Cases2012
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2012
Annual Boardwalk SeminarRules in Nursing Home Cases2012
Young Lawyers CLE SeminarAutomobile Accident Litigation Basics2011
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2011
Kentucky Law UpdateLearning the Ins and Outs of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Kentucky2011
Auto Litigation SeminarWhat’s the Definition of “Is?” : Ethical Considerations & Implications When Settling Your Client’s Injury Claim2011
Annual ConventionEffective Mediation Techniques : Plaintiff’s Perspective2011
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2010
Auto Litigaton SeminarUM/UIM Issues: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t – Issues and Strategies Surrounding Your Client’s Insurer2010
New Lawyers ProgramProsecuting and Defending an Auto Accident Case2009
Tort & Insurance SeminarFlip This Case – How to Prepare & Settle Quickly2008
Car Wreck Case SeminarFlip This Case – How to Prepare & Settle Quickly2008
A View From Across the River: Nuances Between Kentucky and Ohio PracticeCivil Procedure and Personal Injury2008
Subrogation SeminarMilitary Subrogation2007
Salmon P. Chase American Inn of CourtCourtroom Etiquette2007
New Lawyers ProgramLitigating a Personal Injury Case: Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives2007
Free CLE DayKentucky Uninsured, Underinsured & PIP Issues2007
Subrogation StrategiesMedicaid Liens2006
Kentucky Law UpdateUpdate on Kentucky Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law: Everything You2006
Young Lawyer's Potpourri of Last Minute CLELitigating an Auto Case2005
Subrogation SeminarThe Subrogation User Guide2005
Salmon P. Chase American Inn of CourtProving Damages in Automobile Cases2005
New Lawyers ProgramGetting Started: Young Lawyers' Survival Tips2005
Kentucky Law UpdateMedicare Recovery in Personal Injury Claims2005
Chase College of LawGetting Started: How to Prepare for a Career in the Courtroom2003