James L. “Jay” Weir, Jr. brings more than 17 years of legal experience in a broad range of areas to his clients. A native of Mississippi, Jay was born in Oxford and raised in Tupelo where he now resides with his family. He earned his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Public Administration) from the University of Mississippi in 1990. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for several years, Jay enrolled at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. As a third year law student he was elected President of the Student Bar Association by his classmates and participated on Cumberland’s Negotiation Team that competed nationally against other law schools. He also clerked for the Birmingham firm, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton. Jay graduated from the Cumberland School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1999 and is licensed to practice in Alabama and Mississippi.
University of Mississippi (Bachelor of Public Administration, 1990)
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL (J.D., 1999) President, Student Bar Association, Cumberland School of Law.
Member: Alabama State Bar; The Mississippi Bar (Young Lawyers Division – Seminars Committee, Chairman, 2003 and 2004; Publications Committee, Chairman, 2004-05); Lee County Bar Association; Lee County Young Lawyers Association; Mississippi Prosecutors Association; ABA Annual Meeting – Young Lawyer Division delegate, August 2004; The Mississippi Bar/Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, director representing Northeast Mississippi, 2005-07.
Gardner-Simmons Home, Board of Directors, 2004-14, President 2011-13
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (North Mississippi Affiliate), Board of Directors 2004-08, President 2006-08
Church After School Association (CASA), Board of Directors;
Association for Excellence in Education (AEE), Board of Directors, 2006-11
Jay is married to the former Kristina Schultz of Memphis. They are the proud parents of two sons, Jake and Charlie.