Jay grew up in Colorado and attended Pepperdine University in California where he obtained a degree in International Business in 2005 graduating cum laude. Jay earned his J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2008, graduating with the Order of St. Ives academic recognition. While in law school he was a member and General Editor of the DU Law Review and was selected by his professor to tutor the first-year contracts class. Jay earned a Scholastic Excellence Award for his performance in class, and the student body voted him Outstanding Academic in 2007 and Most Professional in 2008.
Jay began his legal career as in-house counsel with HealthTrans, a Colorado operated national healthcare service and IT company. While at HealthTrans, he negotiated and drafted contracts, assisted with due diligence, settled disputes, and served as a legal advisor to internal clients in various other matters. In 2012 HealthTrans was acquired by Catamaran where Jay continued to assist as legal counsel where, in addition to the above, Jay directed the Non-Disclosure Agreement, and Freedom of Information Act Protection processes, assisted in conducting due diligence on multiple targets and assisted in resolving litigation and disputes. Jay was distinguished as a Make a Difference Award recipient for his contributions to Catamaran in 2013.
In July 2014 Jay joined the law firm of Pickard Law, P.C. in Littleton focusing on transactional law including the areas of contracts, corporate, business transactions, real estate, wills, trusts, and estate planning.