"I have always felt that my most valuable asset was an ability to look beyond the obvious and see what is at the heart of a case and to truly understand what was most important to the client."
"Instead of just talking to my clients.... I listen.. I believe that most attorneys have a tendency to be so entrenched in their knowledge of the law and prior cases, they often forget that the client has a story to tell and sometimes the little details can make a huge difference in a case."
Jay began working in the legal field in 1991 as a paralegal in his father's law office. In the following sixteen years he worked for both plaintiff and defense firms as a paralegal and then law clerk in both Louisiana and Virginia. Jay's training as an attorney went far beyond the normal three years of law school. As a paralegal he worked extensively in the areas of workers' compensation, product liability, personal injury and long-shore, this work included trials in both state and federal courts as well as drafting successful appellate briefs at every level up to the Louisiana Supreme Court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2001 and then his Juris Doctor from Regent University in 2007. In 2009 he was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar and has been a member of the Slidell Bar Association.
Following law school Jay worked as an associate with a prominent defense firm and then accepted a position managing the Metairie Office for a major plaintiff's firm until 2011 when he opened his solo practice. As the practice grew, Jay began to feel that the business was growing beyond his singular practice and changed the name to the Albe Law Firm, LLC in 2016. Jay relocated the office from New Orleans to its current location in Slidell in 2018. While locating the office closer to his home, Jay has remained actively representing clients throughout Southeast Louisiana.
Jay has always believed that each of us have a responsibility to our families and our community to give back with the gifts and talents we possess. Following that core belief, Jay has been very active in the City of Slidell both in civil and youth sports organizations. He has served as Vice President and then President for the Slidell Youth Soccer Club from 2011 - 2015. He continues to remain active with the soccer club but primarily now as a parent and supporter.