Carlock, Copeland & Stair Welcomes New Attorneys to Atlanta Office
September 05, 2017 / Location: Atlanta
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP welcomes two new attorneys to their Atlanta offices.
Jay M. O’Brien has joined Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP as Of Counsel attorney. His litigation practice is focused primarily in General Liability, Premises Liability, and Trucking and Transportation. Jay regularly defends clients in cases involving serious injuries, wrongful death, and property damage. His experience includes matters involving premises liability, toxic torts, aviation, trucking, products liability, pharmaceuticals, construction, and insurance coverage disputes. Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP, Jay worked for a litigation firm in Atlanta defending airlines, major national retailers, trucking companies, and individual defendants in both state and federal courts.
Jay regularly practices in all Georgia and Florida State Courts, the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.
Jay earned his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2005. In law school, he was a member of both the Law Review and Moot Court. Jay is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and The Florida Bar. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Hobart College in 2002.
Jay has been named on Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list for 2014-2017 in the area of personal injury defense, an honor awarded to less than 2.5 percent of Georgia attorneys.
Marvis L. Jenkins has joined Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP as Of Counsel attorney. His practice focuses on General Liability, Commercial Litigation and Transportation law. Most recently, Marvis has represented a wide variety of clients in the transportation industry including commercial motor vehicle companies and motor carriers, their drivers, specialty haulers, bus lines and motor coaches, automobile dealerships, emergency and non-emergency transportation providers, and their insurers. Marvis has extensive case management, dispute resolution and writing experience and confidently guides his clients through all phases of litigation.
Prior to joining Carlock, Copeland, Marvis worked at another well-respected insurance defense firm in the Atlanta area, after moving from the Birmingham, Alabama area. In Alabama, Marvis also practiced defense litigation and maintains his license to practice there.
He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2013, Defense Research Institute, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, State Bar of Georgia, North Fulton Bar Association, DeKalb Bar Association, and was formerly treasurer of the Magic City Bar Association. Jenkins received his law degree from Nova Southern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center where he served as a member of the Moot Court Society and staff member of the International Citator Research Journal. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University.
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