Jay Atkins’ practice focuses on construction litigation, premises liability, products liability, professional liability and transportation law. He regularly handles large exposure claims, including those related to alleged commercial construction defects, wrongful death and other catastrophic injury claims. Jay routinely presents seminars on legal issues and trial tactics to insurance adjusters, industry representatives and in-house counsel. He also serves on MGC’s Trucking: Rapid Response Team.

Outside of work, Jay enjoys spending time with his family of five, fishing, duck hunting and watching Memphis Tiger basketball.

Practice Areas

  • Adulterated Food
  • Alcohol Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • SIU/Arson and Fraud
  • Slander/Defamation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking


  • University of Memphis (JD)
  • University of Memphis (BA)

Professional Memberships

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Trucking Association

Bar Admissions

  • 2002 Mississippi
  • 2001 Tennessee
  • 2016 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • 2016 United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas


  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ - AV®

Community Involvement

  • Youth Leadership of Memphis (Past Member, Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Mississippi (2011 Graduate)