Taylor English Duma Adds Seasoned Litigator Jay Michael Barber

March 29, 2014

Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce the addition of Jay Michael Barber, boosting the firm’s Product Liability, Construction, Aviation, Environmental and Employment Litigation practices. Barber, a civil litigation and trial attorney, brings with him more than 25 years' experience in defending corporations and insurers. He was previously with Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Barber’s practice includes the defense of clients in the areas of asbestos and silica exposure, construction defects, employment litigation and restrictive covenants, personal injury and wrongful death litigation stemming from toxic tort/chemical exposures, pest control matters, and nursing home litigation. He will also contribute to the firm’s Environmental practice his experience from counseling corporations and insurers on coverage issues. In addition, Barber will also handle select aviation matters for Taylor English’s newly formed Aviation practice. He has a broad range of experience handling cases before the Federal Aviation Administration, ranging from sophisticated matters involving the transportation of hazardous chemicals and litigation involving engine and airframe repairs, to cases involving individual pilots and their medical licensing issues. "Jay's breadth of experience in such varied areas of practice made him a natural fit here at Taylor English," said Todd Jones, head of the firm's Litigation Department.  "He singlehandedly bolsters several of our already strong practice groups, and we are thrilled to have him join us." Barber is a member of the American Bar and Georgia State Bar Associations. He is an active member of the Atlanta Claims Association, the Southern Loss Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Barber is also a member of the National Pest Management Association, the Georgia Pest Control Association and the Certified Pest Control Association of Georgia. Barber earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his law degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

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