D. Jay Thaw, Jr.
Partner, D. Jay Thaw, Jr.

D. Jay Thaw, Jr.


Areas Of Practice

Jay Thaw joined Boyd and Jenerette in January, 2019. His practice focuses on medical malpractice defense litigation, transportation & logistics, business and general litigation, and governmental affairs policy matters.

Prior to joining Boyd and Jenerette, Jay worked with a Savannah firm specializing in professional liability defense. There, he also established a client professional advisory practice. Before moving to Savannah, he served as chief policy and governmental affairs counsel for Mag Mutual Insurance Company in Atlanta. In that role, he established and administered political action committees in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In addition, he provided guidance to the company in corporate governance and insurance coverage matters. Before joining Mag Mutual, he worked as an attorney at Weathington McGrew in Atlanta, where he represented physician and institutional clients in litigation, public policy, and business matters.

Thaw, a member of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute, earned his law degree from Georgia State University and an undergraduate degree in real estate from the University of Georgia. He is the former vice president of the Golden Isles Bulldog Club and vice chairman of the Forsyth Farmers Market Board of Directors.

A native of St. Simons Island, Thaw lives on Isle of Hope with his wife, Holly.


  • Georgia, 2012
  • United States District Court
    • Northern District of Georgia, 2012
    • Middle District of Georgia, 2016

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2019


  • State Bar of Georgia, 2012 – Present
  • Savannah Bar Association, 2016 – Present
  • Defense Research Institute, 2012 – Present
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present
  • Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, 2012 – Present
  • Georgia Motor Trucking Association, 2016 – Present


  • Prevent Professional Malpractice Lawsuits through Research, Relationships, and Robust Contracts, Business in Savannah column (2018)
  • Professional Malpractice How to Prevent & Prepare, presentation to Georgia Society of CPA’s (September 2017)
  • Lobbying on the Local Level: Tips for Small Businesses, Business in Savannah column (2016)
  • Healthcare Legislative Update, Medical Mutual of North Carolina Member Newsletter (2014)
  • Healthcare Legislative Update, presentation to Medical Mutual of North Carolina Member Meeting (2014)


  • J.D., Georgia State University, College Law, 2012
  • B.B.A., The University of Georgia, 2006

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.