EDUCATION

The University of Mississippi School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2018

The University of Mississippi
B.A., Real Estate Finance, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court of District of New Mexico

Jay Patterson is a litigator focused on resolving complex commercial disputes, whether through settlement, arbitration, or trial.

Jay has litigated in both state and federal courts across the country representing foreign and domestic underwriters insuring construction operations and petrochemical facilities. He is a member of MH’s financial services team litigating matters related to secondary market transactions involving life and annuity products, cost of insurance rate adjustments, and consumer protection and fair-trade practice statutes. Jay also has successfully represented clients seeking to recover contractual remedies through arbitration before the AAA and JAMS.

Away from practicing law, Jay spends time traveling with his family, cycling around Houston, and following Ole Miss athletics.

EDUCATION

The University of Mississippi School of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2018

The University of Mississippi
B.A., Real Estate Finance, 2014

ADMISSIONS

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court of District of New Mexico

  • Defending consumer class action involving unfair competition claims.
  • Obtained dismissal of securities class action lawsuit involving life insurance annuities.
  • Obtained summary judgment in alleged wrongful lapse case involving a $20 million life insurance policy.
  • Obtained summary judgment in third-party coverage dispute regarding cost of defense.
  • Represented insurance syndicate in multi-hundred-million-dollar coverage and bad faith lawsuit brought by chemical manufacturer and obtained favorable summary judgment ruling.
  • Represented insurance syndicate in business interruption and bad faith lawsuit brought by midstream energy company.
  • Represented builder’s risk insurer in bad faith coverage action arising out of faulty workmanship.
  • Counseled foreign and domestic insurers regarding investigation and response to business interruption claims arising out of government restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Obtained judgment in favor of national construction company seeking contractual remedies in AAA arbitration.
  • Obtained multi-million-dollar settlement for client in JAMS arbitration.
  • Aggressively and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Grantees Obligated to Litigate (87 Miss. L.J. 859 | 2018)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association