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					                           M. Jerome Elmore • Partner
                           Phone 404.881.4130         Fax 404.881.4111       E-mail

                           A full time trial lawyer for over 30 years, Jay Elmore has successfully
                           represented Fortune 500 corporations as well as individuals and smaller          Practice Areas
                           businesses in jury trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations,             Antitrust & Unfair
                           mediations and appeals around the nation in a variety of litigation matters      Competition
                           including partnership and contract disputes, products liability, hospital
                           law, personal injury, real estate, business torts, construction, environmental   Business Torts
                           and franchise disputes in addition to class actions. Jay has also served as a
                           neutral mediator and arbitrator.                                                 Class Actions

                              Jay has been chosen as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics           Construction
Media and Atlanta Magazine for each year since the awards’ inception in 2004. He has been                   Litigation
called on by clients from around the country to defend class action matters in Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, California, Ohio, Nevada, Texas and Connecticut and has been successful in defeating               Contract
class certification in cases seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from his clients. He serves as chair   Employment
of Georgia’s ICLE Class Action Seminar and is an adjunct professor of law at Emory University
Law School where he teaches class action law. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars around the         Environmental
country and abroad and has published numerous articles on class actions.
Jay has served as president of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Chair of the Emory Law School Council,          Injury
Chair of the Board of Consultants of Emory Law Journal and chair of numerous national state and
local bar association committees. Jay has also served on the Faculty of the Atlanta College of Trial        Products
Advocacy and is a Master and a member of the executive committee of the Lamar Inn of Court. Jay             Liability
is a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.
                                                                                                            Real Estate
Jay is a director of a variety of community service organizations and was awarded the League of             Litigation
Women voters Good Government Award for his pro bono legal work. Jay served on active duty as
an officer in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1973.

Education & Background
University of Virginia (B.A., with high honors, 1970)
Emory University (J.D., 1976)
Phi Delta Phi (Magister)
Member: Editorial Board, Emory Law Journal

State Bars of Georgia and Florida
United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and Southern District of Florida

Representative Cases
Andrews v. American Tel. & Tel. Co., 95 F.3d 1014 (11th Cir. 1996)
Damar, Inc. v. U. S. Fire Ins. Co., 856 F. Supp. 679 (N.D. Ga. 1993), aff’d 21 F.3d 1126 (11th Cir. 1994)
Security Trust Federal Sav. & Loan Ass’n v. Gill Sav. Ass’n, 197 Ga. App. 242, 398 S.E.2d 382 (1990)
York Associates, Inc. v. Frenchman’s Creek Investors, Ltd., 720 F. Supp. 991 (N.D. Ga. 1989)
American Key Corp. v. Cumberland Associates, 579 F. Supp. 1245 (N.D. Ga. 1983)
City of Atlanta v. League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County, Inc., 244 Ga. 796, 262 S.E.2d 77 (1979)

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