John F. Perry, III
Jay Perry is an experienced trial attorney with a background in both civil litigation and criminal cases. Prior to forming Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, P.A., Jay served as a law clerk with the Mississippi Supreme Court for former Chief Justice Edwin L. Pittman. He also practiced law in Jackson, Mississippi, and in north Mississippi.
Jay is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, Oktibbeha County Bar Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has participated as a judge in the Mississippi Bar’s High School Mock Trial competition and served as an associate editor to The Mississippi Lawyer.
Jay is married to the former Jamie Livingston of Tupelo, Mississippi. They have three sons, Jack, Banks, and Larkin. Jay is currently president of the Mississippi State University Oktibbeha County Alumni Association. He also serves on the board of the United Way of North Central Mississippi where he is 2006 campaign co-chair of the Professional Division.
- Served as a member of the Steering Committee (Subscribers’ Track) in In Re: Managed Care Litigation, MDL No. 1334; Master File No. 00-1334-MD-Moreno, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division
- Obtained dismissal of wrongful death action on behalf of Amoco Oil Company
- Negotiated in excess of $100 million in settlements in pharmaceutical litigation
- Successfully represented trucking company in wrongful death litigation
- Argued before the United States Circuit Court for the Fifth Circuit
- Argued before the Mississippi Supreme Court
- Lake Hill Motors, Inc. v. Jim Bennett Yacht Sales, Inc., 246 F.3d 752 (5th Cir. 2001)
- Sims v. Shell Oil Co., 130 F.Supp. 788 (S.D. Miss. 1999)
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
- Mississippi State University (B.A. 1994)
- University of Mississippi (J.D. 1997)