Jay Harvey

Jay Harvey

Austin, Texas

"Our clients come to us because they don't want what has happened to them to happen to another family. They want a system that is accountable to the patient. We work hard to pursue that goal, get fair compensation for our clients and make the medical professional more responsible to the patient. That creates success for us all."

Jay has dedicated his entire career to helping those who have been injured because of the negligence of other individuals, professionals or corporations. He understands that thorough, hard work is the only thing that separates his clients from being winners against difficult odds.

From injuries caused by health care professionals to those damaged by negligence in the legal profession, Jay empathizes with his clients and aggressively pursues their rights.

Jay is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Certification as a trial specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law.

Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Negligence
Automobile Accidents
Defective Products

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Veteran's Administration Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice Involving Military Defendants
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Defective Products - Medical/Pharmaceutical
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Federal Tort Claims

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1982
  • West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2014
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas' Best Lawyers - 2013
  • Top 50, Central & West Texas Region of Texas, 2011 - 2013
  • VerdictSearch's Top Texas Verdicts of 2011 (Mary Ann Summers v. Standard Regional Home Health, Inc.)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2007
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2006
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1990 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Supreme Court Task Force to Expand Legal Services Delivery, 2006
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Chair, 2005
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Development Task Force Chair, 2004
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Task Force, 2002 - 2003
  • State Bar of Texas, College of the State Bar, 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charge Committee, 2001 - 2004
  • State Bar of Texas, Court Rules Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, 1998 - Present
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2003 - 2004
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2002 - 2003
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2001 - 2002
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2001
  • Austin Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1983 - Present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2014 - Present


  • Phi Alpha Delta