Joseph J. "Jay" Minus, Jr.

Jay Minus practices in the areas of municipal law, commercial litigation and labor and employment law. His labor and employment practice focuses on all aspects of employment law in the defense of union issues, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA and civil rights claims. Mr. Minus also represents clients with personal injury claims involving wrongful death, products liability, industrial accidents, and fraud. He routinely represents insurance agencies in professional liability claims and handles insurance coverage questions for numerous clients. His clients include municipal corporations, manufacturers, contractors, service providers, shipping companies, automobile dealerships, physicians/medical providers, shipyards, and insurance companies and agencies.

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Jay Minus practices in the areas of municipal law, commercial litigation and labor and employment law. His labor and employment practice focuses on all aspects of employment law in the defense of union issues, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OSHA and civil rights claims. Mr. Minus also represents clients with personal injury claims involving wrongful death, products liability, industrial accidents, and fraud. He routinely represents insurance agencies in professional liability claims and handles insurance coverage questions for numerous clients. His clients include municipal corporations, manufacturers, contractors, service providers, shipping companies, automobile dealerships, physicians/medical providers, shipyards, and insurance companies and agencies.

As general counsel for two cities, he handles all aspects relating to city operations including public meetings, municipal contracts, municipal development and municipal financing. Mr. Minus is a certified mediator and serves as City attorney for the cities of Chickasaw and Satsuma, Alabama. He also serves as attorney for the Chickasaw Industrial Development Board, the Utilities Board for the City of Chickasaw, and for the Waterworks and Sewer Board for the City of Satsuma.

Mr. Minus was with Lyons, Pipes & Cook in Mobile before the firm joined Phelps Dunbar.

Experience

  • Representation of numerous municipalities in the Mobile area for claims involving civil rights, Fair Housing Act, discrimination, 1983 claims and personal injury.
  • Representation of one of the largest ASME Code inspection companies on negligence and breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of large paper manufacturer in numerous personal injury claims and contract issues.
  • Representation of numerous insurance companies in breach of contract and bad faith claims.
  • Representation of numerous employers and management in defense of variety of employment related claims, including FLSA collective actions.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute - Alabama State Representative
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Past President, Past Secretary-Treasurer, Past Board Member)
  • Alabama Association for Municipal Attorneys
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers In America© – Commercial Litigation
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers