Jay F. Hirsch, born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, joined Pope McGlamry (originally Pope, Kellogg, McGlamry, Kilpatrick & Morrison) in August 1986. Jay practices primarily in the areas of personal/financial injury and wrongful death arising from negligence, product liability and fraud. Jay’s current practice involves products liability, including auto, household and medical products; commercial/business – business litigation; class action litigation; whistleblower (qui tam) actions consumer protection; and pharmaceutical litigation. Jay and the firm’s representation of Plaintiffs has resulted in verdicts and settlements approaching a billion dollars. Many of these cases were the first such cases in the nation and involved ground-breaking legal strategies. Jay and his partners have long been recognized in Georgia and nationally as a go-to firm that will take on the most challenging cases and opposition. Jay is AV rated by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell, and is on The Board of Directors of Pope McGlamry P.C.
Jay and his wife Ellen have three boys, Ben, Joe and Charlie. Jay is an active member of The Temple, serves on the board of Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, plays tennis (ALTA), and has served on the board of his neighborhood association.