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Jay Reeves, JD

speaker, writer, Law Life jump-starter, coffee drinker, star gazer, vinyl record spinner, husband, father, coach, grateful traveler on this grand journey

   This is not about me. It’s about you.

   Yeah, that's me over there. But you're the star of this show.

   And we can help Your Law Life shine even brighter.

   I became a lawyer in 1981. That was a long time ago in a galaxy far away. How long ago? Ronald Reagan was president and MTV was brand new. Since then, I've worked in a firm, owned my own practice and been a corporate counsel. I know the pressure. I've felt the demands.

    These days I run Your Law Life. We help lawyers and firms add Purpose, Profits and Peace of Mind to their practices. We love what we do, and we’re good at it.

Some stuff about me
I graduated from the finest law school in South Carolina (hint: it was the only one in the state at the time). I practiced law in both Carolinas. I represented lawyers in State Bar licensing and disciplinary cases. I worked for Legal Aid. I made the SC Pro Bono Honor Roll because I believe pro bono adds purpose to one’s practice. I was Vice President and Risk Manager for Lawyers Mutual Liability of NC. I was a Law Review Editor (at USC) and Legal Editor (at Lawyers Weekly). For 12 years, I wrote the advice column "Ask the Risk Man," which was turned into an enormously popular book of the same name (by enormously popular I mean my family seemed to like it).

Some more stuff
I love reading and writing. And stories. I've conceptualized, written and edited content - web pages, blogposts, bios and press releases - for some of the top firms in the country. I’ve published lots of stories - fiction and non-fiction - for lots of publications. My stories have been selected for The State Magazine Award, the Doris Betts Prize, and the NC Writer’s Network Grand Prize. Two of my law stories won the NC State Bar Journal Short Story Contest. Here's one of them.

Oh, and some know me as Super Jay Reeves, drive-time DJ at the Top 40 AM radio powerhouse WKSP back in the ‘70s. Others know me as the owner of the record store/coffeeshop Vinyl Perk, which won some very nice and much appreciated Chamber of Commerce awards and a "must visit" review in the New York Times travel section.

Along the way I participated in creating four miniature human beings (no longer miniature) and I've coached youth baseball and taught first-graders and painted propane gas tanks and learned to juggle and, and ....

But enough about me. Like I said, Your Law Life is the star here. Let's get to work, shall we?

 
 
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JAY REEVES

Your Law Life
1614-A Smith Level Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

☎ 919-240-4359

jay@yourlawlife.com