Airey, Jacob A.
Jacob A. Airey
Jacob A. Airey
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Biography

Mr. Airey has a broad base of experience, representing a wide array of both domestic and international clients. His litigation experience includes acting as lead trial counsel in federal and state court and before arbitration panels, and performing appellate work in the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all Louisiana Appellate courts. In addition to his trial work, Mr. Airey provides business advice and legal guidance to clients regarding business operation and formation, employment matters, mergers, real estate transactions, and risk management. As a former licensed Coast Guard Captain, Mr. Airey also has extensive knowledge of admiralty and maritime matters. In 2019 he was elected unopposed as St. Tammany Parish Councilman for District 13. He also serves on the board for St. Tammany Communication District No. 1, as well as holding executive positions on a number of civic organization boards. 

Representative Cases

  • USA Disaster Recovery, Inc. v. St. Tammany Parish Government, et al., 145 So.3d 235 , 2012, La.
  • In re Succession of Thomas, WL 5549035, 2010, La. App. 1st Cir.
  • Padilla v Schwartz, 11 So.3d 6, 2009, La. App. 4 Cir.
  • Safety Nat. Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds London, 558 F.3d 599 , 2009, 5th Cir.
  • Marmac LLC v. Meridian Resource & Exploration, LLC, WL 1651977 , 2007, Ed. La.
  • Marquette Transp. Co. v. Trinity Marine Products, Inc., WL 2349461 , 2006, E.D. La.
  • Scarborough v Clemco Indus., 391 F.3d 660 , 2004, 5th Cir.

Classes & Seminars

  • In and Outs of Louisiana LLCs, 01/05/2012 to 01/05/2012
  • Veteran's Aid and Attendance Benefits Seminar, Multiple Dates
  • Succession Law Update, 2010 to 2010

Professional Associations

  • Slidell Bar Association
  • Inns of Court

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Slidell Youth Soccer Club, Board Member, 2011-present. Current Vice-President (Past President, Treasurer)
  • Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach, 2010- present (licensed though United Soccer Coaches and US Youth Soccer)
  • St. Tammany Communication District No. 1, Board Member, 2020-present
  • Military Road Alliance, Inc.- Executive Board Member, 2014 to 2020
  • River Oaks Home Owners Association, Past President

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation/Insurance Policy Review
  • Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Succession and Probate Matters
  • Admiralty

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: Hermann Moyse Senior Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Chancellor's List
    • Honors: Sr. Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: Ethics Committee Member
    • Honors: Law Review
    • Honors: Activities and Societies: Law Review
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • BA Civil Law Studies - 2002
  • Louisiana State University
    • Political Science - 1997
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Honors: Dean's List 4.0 award
    • Honors: Beychock Award
    • Honors: Best essay 1997 (political science)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2003