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About Jay

Professional Biography: Jerry W. Cain. Jr.

Admitted to the practice in Dougherty County, Georgia. Attended law school at University of Georgia. While there, served as a justice on the law school’s honor court, served as a member of the Federalist Society, and was a founding member of the Georgia League for Rural Enhancement. Also served both on the Editorial and Managing board for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Published text of “Extraterritorial Application of the U.S. Trade Embargo Against Cuba: The U.N. General Assembly’s Call for an End to the U.S. Trade Embargo,” 24 GA. J. OF INT’L & COMP. L. 399 (1994).

Cum laude graduate from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina. Member of Phi Beta Kappa. While at the University of South Carolina on a full academic scholarship, served on the Student Grievance Committee and the South Carolina Student Legislature. Also served as a research intern with the School of Public Policy, serving as an intern at the South Carolina General Assembly’s House Education and Ways and Means Committees.

Began practicing at Gardner, Willis, Sweat & Goldsmith (now known as Gardner, Willis & Sweat) in Albany where practice focused on workers’ compensation insurance defense and other aspects of civil litigation. Left there to work at Kissiah & Richter (now known as Kissiah & Lay) solely in the field of workers’ compensation insurance defense. That practice continued at Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair (now known as Carlock, Copeland & Stair). Have handled workers’ compensation litigation at all levels of state and federal judiciary.

Professional affiliations have included the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association (member of the Workers’ Compensation Sections of both the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations), and the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers. Served on the Board of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers from 1995-1997.

Bar Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court