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Jay M. Kilpatrick
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Phone: (601) 856-7800
Toll Free: (877) 856-0330

216 W Jackson St
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

Mississippi Injury Lawyer

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In May of 2016, Jay M. Kilpatrick joined the Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law team. Jay is a native of Mississippi; originally from Philadelphia, Mississippi. He joined the firm after 16 years with another larger firm in the Jackson area, where he was a shareholder. Jay’s addition to Kilpatrick & Philley, Attorneys at Law only strengthens the resources available to our clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Jay worked primarily in the area of personal injury, where he developed a maritime practice representing individuals and families of individuals who are injured working offshore, including a Deepwater Horizon claim. This is just one of the reasons Jay is such a great fit and addition to the team. In this practice, he assisted in securing a settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one in an offshore incident that was the largest known settlement for an offshore death.

Jay has been instrumental in orchestrating the recovery of over $35 million for his clients by way of both verdicts and settlements in various types of cases. He also practices in the area of family law where he represents individuals in all aspects of divorce and child custody.

He is passionate about relating to his clients, never treating it as just a "case" he is working on, but as a matter that will drastically impact a person's life.

Jay has successfully argued before the Fifth Circuit on three separate occasions and was featured in the July 2006 edition of the ABA Journal. He is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and has been included in the Mid-South Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

In his free time, Jay enjoys Ole Miss sporting events, his children's sporting events, and hunting.


J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2000
Summa Cum Laude – 6th in the class

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1997
Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Mississippi
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I retained Jared on my case, and he was excellent in communicating with me every step of the way. Not only did he handle my case in a very timely manner, but he got me a lot more money than I ever expected!!! If you are looking for a lawyer that is very knowledgeable, meticulous and gets you the results you deserve, Jared is your man!!! He is AWESOME!!! Mark
I could not have been more pleased with the way Jay Kilpatrick handled my case. He went above and beyond with research to ensure that I was receiving all that was entitled to me. I am proud to call him my lawyer as well as becoming a friend. Penny
I highly recommend Benjamin Philley and his services. He not only help us with our case, but did it in a very caring and timely manner. Crystal