Thomas J. "Jay" Smith, Jr., Esq.
LEGAL EDUCATION:
Walter F. George School of Law
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
J. D. cum laude, May 1989. Top 8%

Law Review 1987-89
Managing Editor's Staff 1988-89
Phi Delta Phi

Dean's List 1986-89
Phi Kappa Phi
Brainerd Currie Honor Society.

Co-author Note, McCleskey v. Kemp:
An Equal Protection Challenge to
Capital Punishment, 39 Mercer L. Rev. 675 (1988).

COLLEGE:
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
A. B. cum laude, June 1986.
Major: Political Science

Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
BAR ADMISSIONS:
State Bar of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U. S. District Court for the
Northern District of Georgia.
HARGER W. HOYT, P.C. d/b/a
HOYT & ASSOCIATES
Associate - January 2005 - Present
Emphasis on Residential Real Estate Closings

PRIVATE PRACTICE
Stone Mountain, Georgia
September 1998 - December 2004
General practice with an emphasis on
Appellate, Litigation and Property Related Matters

MARION T. POPE, JR.,
Presiding Judge
Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta, Georgia
Staff Attorney August 1994 - September 1998.
Emphasis on advising the Court of Appeals regarding
Civil and Criminal Matters. Responsible for preparing
and editing in excess of 250 Draft Appellate Opinions


PRIVATE PRACTICE
Monticello, Georgia
October 1990 - August 1994.
General practice with an emphaiss on litigation and
property law, including Condemnation, Title and
Right-of-Way Matters

SMITH, GAMBRELL & RUSSELL
Atlanta, Georgia
ASSOCIATE, August 1989 - October 1990
Emphasis on Commercial
and Insurance Defense Litigation.