Jay Brownstein is a seasoned trial lawyer with 25+ years of experience in state and federal court litigation and appeals. For the last 20 years, his practice has focused on complex personal injury, business and employment litigation including wrongful death, automobile, premises liability and catastrophic injury cases; shareholder & partnership disputes, investor fraud, fiduciary duty, business torts and commercial litigation; wage & hour, discrimination, whistleblower and wrongful termination matters; and consumer class actions. Before that, Mr. Brownstein litigated bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and technology disputes. He has also served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous complex class actions and multi-party cases.
Mr. Brownstein is AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (the highest rating for ethics and professional excellence), has been selected by Georgia Trend Magazine as a member of The Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers® (2009), and included in American Legal Media’s list of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers® (2012).
Mr. Brownstein graduated from Florida State University in 1985, and received his law degree in 1988 from Emory University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
In addition to his law and mediation practices, Mr. Brownstein is a part-time instructor in the Kessler-Edison Trial Techniques Program and State Bar of Georgia Orientation on Professionalism at Emory University School of Law. He is also a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.
Born in Merritt Island, Florida in 1963, Jay practices law with his wife and law partner, Tien Nguyen, a native of Vietnam. They have one daughter, age 13. In his spare time, Jay enjoys rock climbing, and spending time with family, including travel whenever possible.