Roy "Jay" J. Thibodaux III, Partner
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of New Orleans, M.B.A. Finance
Louisiana State University, B.S. Accounting
Selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2011-2016
2021 Best Lawyers, New York Area edition, Commercial Litigation
Chosen as one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2016 New Leaders of the Bar
Jay Thibodaux is a civil litigator Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney who represents individual and corporate clients in a wide range of matters, with a focus on plaintiff-side personal injury cases, commercial matters including real estate and insurance coverage disputes, estate and trust matters, and landlord / tenant disputes. Jay is also a Rule 1:40 qualified mediator on the New Jersey roster of court-approved civil mediators, and has mediated numerous civil disputes including those involving employment discrimination claims, personal injuries and complex commercial matters.
During his time with the firm, Jay has played a meaningful role in high-profile estate and trust cases, including representation of major financial institutions and the trustees of major trust funds with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets.
Prior to and during law school, Jay obtained valuable exposure to various business industries through his positions as a property accountant for Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), a tax accounting intern for Deloitte LLP, a legal extern for the New York Stock Exchange, Enforcement Division and a legal internship with FINRA (formerly, NASD).
During law school, Jay was a member of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, the Interscholastic Moot Court Board and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He was a semi-finalist in the Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition. After law school, from 2005 to 2006, Jay served as law clerk to the Honorable Howard H. Kestin, P.J.A.D., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Following his clerkship and prior to joining Berkowitz Lichtstein, Jay was associated with two well-respected New Jersey law firms.
As a native of New Orleans, Jay maintains close ties to the area, including personal and business relationships with fellow alumni of his alma mater, Jesuit High School.
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Participant, Lifland Inn of Court (2008-2009)
Trustee, Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children
Member, Seton Hall School of Law Alumni Council
Is it Time to Revisit the Fairness Doctrine in Response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Proposed Media Ownership Rules?, 15.2 Seton Hall J. Sport L. 337 (2005)
Herrick v. Wilson, 429 N.J. Super. 402 (Law Div. 2012)
Campbell v. Shrewsbury Surgicenter, et al., Nos. A-6619-06T3, A-2657-07T3 (App. Div. February 18, 2009)
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