Insurance DefenseMedical MalpracticePersonal Injury and Wrongful Death ActionsGeneral Civil LitigationRailroad DefenseAutomobile AccidentsInsurance Coverage Issues
Georgia, 1989U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1999U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1989U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2003U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1992Georgia Court of Appeals, 1989Supreme Court of Georgia, 1989
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1989 J.D.University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1986 Bachelor of Arts
Macon Bar Association, MemberState Bar of GeorgiaChairman, Uniform Rules Committee, 1997-1998Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, MemberNational Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, MemberWilliam Augustus Bootle Inn of Court, BarristerGovernor's Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, 1987 - 1988 Member
Jay Traynham is a partner in the litigation section of Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP. Mr. Traynham has extensive experience in a wide range of civil actions in both federal and state court. The major emphasis of his practice has been in the field of insurance defense, Federal Employer's Liability Act defense and medical malpractice. However, Mr. Traynham also has a significant amount of experience litigating insurance coverage issues, construction disputes, contract disputes and the prosecution of personal injury actions. Mr. Traynham is admitted to practice in all Georgia trial level and appellate courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Traynham is a 1986 graduate of the University of Georgia and a 1989 graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. He is a member of the Macon Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia (Chairman, Uniform Rules Committee, 1997-1998), and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.
Mr. Traynham is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and is a Barrister in the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. In 1987 and 1988, Mr. Traynham served on the Governor's Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.
Mr. Traynham serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, teaching Advanced Litigation Drafting.
Mr. Traynham is married and has two children. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and is involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations.