Attorney

At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we strive to provide respectful, open and friendly service to clients who have suffered injuries. Attorney Jay Gervasi has more than 25 years of legal experience and is a Board-Certified Specialist in workers' compensation. Additionally, with our insurance defense and workers' compensation defense background, we are well-prepared to assist clients filing workers' compensation, premises liability, personal injury and general liability claims.

Jay graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1980, with a B.S. degree in zoology. After working as a medical research technician at the Duke Medical Center for a few years, he attended Vanderbilt University Law School, where he graduated in 1986 in the top 15 percent of his class. After four years of practice for business-oriented firms, in which he represented defendants and insurance companies in workers' compensation and other personal injury claims, along with a variety of other types of matters, Jay "jumped the fence" in 1990 and joined a plaintiffs' personal injury law firm in Greensboro, where he headed up the workers' compensation practice area and worked on other personal injury cases. After 10 years at that firm, in 2000, Jay opened his own law practice, Jay Gervasi, P.A., where he remains today.

Jay has been an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers) since 1990 and served as chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of that organization in 2003-2004. Since then, he has remained a permanent member of the section Executive Committee and has served as co-chair of the Amicus Committee of the section. Recently, Jay was inducted as a fellow of the national College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers in 2013.

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The firm's paralegal, Debbie Hones, received her degree in paralegal studies in 1994 and an associate degree in theology in 1984. She has also studied private investigating and was selected as an Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1986.

Debbie began her career as a paralegal at a plaintiffs' personal injury law firm in 1990. She began working with Jay Gervasi then and has been with him ever since, with the exception of a few years. When Jay opened his own practice in February 2000, she went to work for him as his paralegal, office manager and bookkeeper. Debbie received her certification as a board-certified paralegal as soon as certification became available in 2005. She has been a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (Workers' Compensation and Legal Assistants Sections) since 1997. She has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Workers' Compensation and Legal Assistants Sections) since 2004.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury and workers' compensation attorney, contact our Greensboro firm today. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.