Jay Pontrelli presently focuses his practice on diligently representing employees in a variety of employment, civil rights, and disability discrimination disputes, including employee claims involving race, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability-related discrimination, as well as claims for employer retaliation against employees for engaging in protected speech. In the employment arena, Mr. Pontrelli also advises clients on severance packages, employment contracts, releases, and restrictive covenant issues. Jay has significant experience in Georgia’s federal and state courts.
Over his legal career, Jay has also represented clients in a variety of business-related disputes. Jay handles matters including shareholder disputes, disputes arising from the ownership of closely held companies, as well as lawsuits arising from fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, contractual breaches, torts, and professional negligence. In the past, Jay has handled litigation involving Articles 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, trademark issues, lender liability, medical malpractice, product liability, employee breach of contract cases related to restrictive covenants and for compensation and benefits, dispossessory proceedings, breach of lease agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants, and breach of loan and guarantee agreements.
Achievements & Accolades
Jay received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School where he served as a managing editor of the Law Review. Valedictorian of his high school, Jay also graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in English.
Jay is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Work Outside of the Legal Practice
Outside of work, Mr. Pontrelli enjoys traveling to Venice, Italy, live music, movies, art, trying new restaurants, and wandering the Atlanta Beltline.