For 32 years, Jay has successfully represented injured people in the Tri-Cities area, and he has won many successful verdicts and settlements for his clients. His efforts on behalf of those clients were acknowledged when, in 2001, the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association recognized him as the Trial Attorney of the Year for the State of Washington. In the eighteen years that the Award has been given, Jay is the only attorney from Southeastern Washington to receive it, and one of only four attorneys in all of Eastern Washington to ever be so honored. Additionally, Jay has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law and Politics Magazine nine times in the last decade, including 2012. In 2010, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he has been selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Washington State.
Jay is also an invited member to the Washington's State Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a select group of Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers. In addition to his busy caseload, Jay has presented at numerous Washington State continuing legal education seminars on the topic of trials and currently he is an Eagle Member and former Board of Governor of the Washington State Association for Justice.