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    April 11th, 2011

    Jay Foster

    Jay Foster Car Wreck, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability Expert Lawyer
    1019 Legion Lane
    Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
    Telephone: 228-872-6000
    Fax: 228-875-6687

    I Hate Suits

    I know I’m wearing a suit in the picture above but the truth is I HATE suits.

    It’s about 1000 degrees on the Coast in the summer so most of the time I wear jeans and a t-shirt to work.

    So why did I use that picture?

    I don’t know.

    I guess I’m trying to impress people by wearing a suit so you’ll think I’m professional and can do my job.

    But, the truth is I do my job better in jeans.  It’s more comfortable.

    So if you’re looking for a lawyer that wears suits every day to work, I’m not the lawyer for you.

    Yes, I’ll wear a suit if we have to go to Court BUT let’s hope you don’t need a lawyer, and if you do need a lawyer, let’s hope we don’t have to go to Court.

    If You Really Want To Know Me You Need To Know This

    If you really want to know about me, you need to know that I’m just a simple shrimp picker from Biloxi.

    I graduated from Biloxi High School.

    You need to know that I’m a shrimp picker because I wouldn’t be a lawyer without being a shrimp picker first.

    My Momma wanted to teach me the value of hard work.

    So she made me get a job at the Biloxi shrimp factory.

    It was my very first job.

    I would wake up at about 3:00 to to get to the shrimp factory at 3:30 a.m.

    The shrimp factory I was working at was right about where the Grand Casino built their grassy park on the beach in Biloxi.

    If I was late, I got fired.

    If I got fired, my Momma would “jerk a knot” in me.

    That’s her way of saying the belt was coming.

    So what did I learn?

    I learned exactly what my Momma wanted me to learn: what hard work really is.

    I Grew Up In Hell

    I used to be really embarrassed to tell you what I’m about to tell you.

    I was raised to hide what was happening at home.

    I’m still embarrassed but I’ve learned it helps me become a better person.

    So if you really want to know about me, you need to know that I grew up in Hell. 

    My Daddy beat the crap out of my Momma.

    And then when my Momma divorced him, she married another drunken idiot who also beat the Hell out of her.

    Broken chairs, glasses, plates, lamps, etc., was a regular routine in my house.

    I don’t know how I managed to come out of that sane, except for my Mom – she kept me focused on going to college.

    I still have nightmares.

    I have 5 sisters and we didn’t have a lot of money.

    And in case, you are wondering, my drunken Daddy never paid anything and my wife-beating idiot Step-Dad wasn’t any better so my Step-Dad wouldn’t give any of us 1 penny.

    I knew growing up early on that I didn’t want to be poor like that.

    My Momma felt trapped I think a little bit by her financial situation.

    After seeing all the insane things that went on in my house growing up, I knew I never wanted anyone to control me financially.

    I was going to run my own business no matter what it took so I didn’t have to rely on anyone.

    I knew I never wanted my kids to grow up like that.

    So why’d I become a lawyer?

    You’ll probably think this is stupid but I can remember reading a book about President John Adams when I was in 4th grade and I learned he was a lawyer and a really good one.

    President Adams had the guts to stand up for people even when it was wildly unpopular.

    If you don’t know, he was the lawyer who defended the British troops in the Boston Massacre.

    We don’t have a lot of people who will do that today.

    People just don’t have the guts.

    Most people are scared about what the media will say or some internet warrior on Facebook or some other silly non-sense.

    I was hooked by that book and I wanted to be a lawyer ever since.

    And I wanted to help people like my Momma more than anything.

    I thought lawyers could do that.

    I try to do that today.

    And I’m the first in 3 generations on my Momma and Daddy’s side of the family to NOT beat the Hell out of my wife.

    I’m proud of that.

    Married?  Family?

    So marriage and family?

    Yes!

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    The Super Bowl with the Saints and my family!!! My life long dream!!

    I’m married to the former Sheila Bosarge of St. Martin, Mississippi.

    We’ve got 5 kids!

    Can you tell we’re both Catholic?

    The 11th Commandment for Catholics is: make as many Catholics as possible and take over the world!  

    College?  I Was Broke

    So where did I go to college?

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    My kids and my wife at the Super Bowl!!!

    I went to college at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Why?

    Because I’m a nut about the New Orleans Saints.

    Yes, you read that right, I went to college in New Orleans because I love the Saints so much.

    That was back when people would leave Saints tickets under their windshield wiper and the tickets would still be there when they got back after the game. 

    I got a scholarship at Tulane but that didn’t include food or the ability to do much of anything so I worked my way through school to support myself.

    The truth is, I was poor as heck and felt out of place with the rich college kids who had tons of money to spend.

    I’ve never forgotten my freshman year of college when the guys on our dorm room floor were ordering food to be delivered from a restaurant.

    A guy on our dorm room floor said, “Jay can’t afford the food.”

    I’ve never forgotten him and what he said.

    And I’ve never forgotten that I went back in my dorm room while they ordered food and ate.

    It was true what he said. . .but it embarrassed the heck out of me. 

    The truth is what he said even motivated me even more not to be poor.

    I remember calling my Momma and asking her about it.

    She said, “Use it as motivation.”

    So I did.

    So during college, I survived on Ramen Noodles.

    I couldn’t afford much else because I was broke.

    To this day, I don’t go down the grocery aisle where they have Ramen Noodles.  It makes me sick. 

    Law School?

    I went to law school at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.

    I had a scholarship to Ole Miss Law School but there were two problems with that:

    1.  My future wife was at USM and didn’t want me to go that far from her and I didn’t want to go that far from her either.

    2.  I’m a Coast boy and I just love everything about the Coast and I didn’t like the idea of being that far from home.

    So, I took out a ton of loans and worked my way through law school also.

    I’m so grateful to my Momma for teaching me the value of hard work because that’s what enabled me to get through those tough times when I didn’t have two nickels.

    I WOULDN’T BE WHERE I’M AT HAD MY MOMMA NOT TAUGHT ME THE VALUE OF HARD WORK.

    I try to pass that on to my kids so they know the value of hard work.

    If I do nothing else with my kids, I want to teach them that lesson.

    In case you are wondering, law school is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

    They don’t teach you anything worthwhile in law school.

    I had one class that was taught by a Judge and that was the only class that I actually learned anything that I could use as a lawyer.

    I don’t think lawyers should have to go to law school at all, an internship for a year or so with a lawyer would be better.

    When I was in law school I interned with former Circuit Court Judge James E. Thomas.  As an intern, I helped Judge Thomas in preparation for multiple trials and motions ranging from Mississippi car wrecks to Mississippi residents injured on the job.

    I was a law clerk for him BEFORE Judges even had law clerks in this State.

    So how did I get that job?  Because there wasn’t actually any job at all.

    Same way.

    Values taught to me by my Momma.

    I just showed up at Judge Thomas’ Office and told him I’d work for free.

    He asked me if I was “****** nuts.”

    And if you knew Judge Thomas, you know he threw in that curse word in asking me that question. 

    I got to the Courthouse so early that he had to give me a key to the Courthouse.

    I learned from my Momma that you lead by example and show your boss that you will out-work him and everyone else in the building.

    And I did exactly that.

    And I never left early and I never left before he did (unless he made me leave – which he did a few times).

    The only people there at the Courthouse before me was the 911 operators from the night shift.

    I worked my rear-end off for him.

    At the end of the summer, he felt sorry for me and gave me some money.

    It didn’t matter to me if it was $10.

    I was incredibly proud of the fact that I EARNED that money.

    Mississippi Supreme Court & Mississippi Appellate Court

    After graduating law school, I accepted a Judicial Clerkship with Justice James Roberts of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

    As a Judicial Clerk, I assisted Justice Roberts in numerous appeals involving all types of issues raised at the trial court level.

    After completing my clerkship with Justice Roberts, I accepted a Judicial Clerkship with Presiding Judge James E. Thomas on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

    Yes, the same Judge Thomas who was a Circuit Court Judge that I worked for free for.

    He ran for Judge for the Appellate Court and was voted into office.

    The truth is he ran for the Mississippi Appellate Court because he couldn’t stand the Senior Presiding Judge who he felt was lazy and didn’t do his job right and wasn’t very smart.

    So off to the Mississippi Appellate Court I went.

    The experience on the Appellate Court as a Judicial Clerk was similar to the Supreme Court as countless issues raised at the trial court level were decided.

    Judge Thomas was my friend and my mentor.

    He died years ago.

    He was human like we all are and had his faults.  He abused his body with smoking and alcohol.

    But he was BRILLIANT.

    I still miss him to this day.

    God, how I wish I could ask him a question every day about problems I’m having in trying to help people with the legal cases and how aggravating lawyers can be.  I get so tired of lawyers lying all the time.

    So What Did I Do After Working On The Mississippi Supreme Court & Court Of Appeals?

    After that, I worked for various law firms in Mississippi which specialized in injuries and insurance defense litigation.

    I’ve worked on my own now for about 16 years or so.

    I specialize in injuries, including wrecks involving 18 Wheelers, car wrecks, workers’ compensation, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Injuries, Social Security Disability, and nursing home injuries.

    My Hobbies

    My hobbies?

    The New Orleans Saints of course!!

    My other hobby is martial arts.  I’m a lifetime member of USA Judo & Jiu Jitsu.

    I’m involved in a bunch of charitable events and organizations in Mississippi.

    I’m the Past President, Past Vice-President, and Past Secretary of the Coast Business Leaders Association.

    The motto of the Coast Business Leaders Association is “Preserving the Past. . .Ensuring the Future.”  The Association is comprised of professionals in a wide variety of fields and has raised and donated funds to several youth shelters, the Boy Scouts, adoption services, and the Boys and Girls Club.

    I HATE Wife Beaters And I Work For Free For Lots Of People

    In addition, I’m committed to providing free legal services to people who can’t afford a lawyer.

    I represent the battered woman’s shelter for free because, as I told you earlier, I grew up in one of those insane households. 

    Please visit my “Web Resources” page or “FAQ” page for further information about free legal help and other free help.

    I DESPISE Most Lawyers & Every Insurance Company

    I’ve learned that most people hate lawyers and I agree.

    Most lawyers drive me completely nuts with their stupid TV ads saying they will get you a million dollars for a hang nail.

    Lawyers never return calls and never bother to tell you what is happening with your case.

    I’ve eliminated that in my office as any of my clients can set their own phone appointment or office meeting with me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Try that with any of the idiot TV lawyers that drive me crazy with the baloney they try to feed you.

    I went through the same experience you are because I had to hire a lawyer to represent me.

    I learned what a NIGHTMARE is really is.

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    I’m On A Mission!

    It changed me to become a better lawyer.

    So, I’m on a mission to STOP every bad lawyer.

    What can I say about insurance companies?

    Insurance companies are like bookies, whether you win or lose, they always win.

    Their job (and yes this includes your own insurance company) is to pay you a little as possible even if you broke both legs.

    Education:

    Professional Honors & Activities:

    • Recipient, through the Coast Business Leaders Association, of the Boys and Girls Club Award
    • Former Member, New Orleans Saints Fan Advisory Board
    • Lifetime Member, USA Judo

    Publications:

    • Published Review of Mississippi Court of Appeals decisions in the Mississippi Lawyer.

    Bar Admissions:

    • Admitted to Practice Law in Mississippi

    Court Admissions:

    • Admitted to Practice Law in all Mississippi Courts, including all Federal Courts.

    Community Activities:

    • Former Secretary, Coast Business Leaders Association
    • Former President, Coast Business Leaders Association
    • Former Vice-President, Coast Business Leaders Association
    • Former Chair, Judiciary Committee

    The Coast Business Leaders Association is a group of professionals who are committed to their motto of “Preserving the Past. . .Ensuring the Future.”  The group contributes annually to various charities throughout Mississippi including child abuse prevention centers,  Boys and Girls Club, restoration projects, and the Boy Scouts of America.  This has included restoration of the Biloxi Lighthouse Project and many other charitable projects along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

    Mission Statement

    I’m on a MISSION to STOP every bad car wreck and worker’s compensation lawyer and insurance company that I can.

    I’m sick of watching lawyers and insurance companies rip people off.

    And I want to put in prison every wife-beating husband that I can.

    So I represent the batter women’s shelter for free.

    Why?

    Because I grew up in one of those crazy houses.

     


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    10 Responses to About Us

    1. MARGARET says:

      My husband was injured in the line of duty (he is a city employee – and it has been about 3 or 4 years since all this started) . He had a disk fused c-spine 5 and 6 – his supervisor(now deceased) suggested not to file workers comp. The department reimbursed him for all of his expenses for the first surgery. Another year and a new group of upper management – he was still having trouble from the initial incident and had to have a shoulder surgery and another neck surgery (they had to fuse c-spine 6 and 7) workers comp denied the claim for the shoulder and 2nd neck procedures claiming that these were preexisting conditions and did not qualify for worker comp – would you like for us to send you a packet so that you can sue us for denying your claim. We are currently in the process of suing workers comp – couple of years later and a ream of medical paperwork sent to the attorney – our attorney called today and said workers comp wanted to settle for 5k and that we needed to send basically the same information again. Question – did the department inadvertently screw him because workers comp was not filed in the beginning? HELP

      • Jay says:

        Hi,

        This sounds very strange and I’m not sure I can sort it out without talking with you or your husband. However, if you filed the lawsuit timely, I would not ever settle for $5,000.00. That’s outrageous. I need more detail on exactly what happened and when it happened. If you do not want to disclose that on the internet, please call us or email my office if you do not want to talk.

    2. MARGARET says:

      Jay can you remove my last name from my comment? I am afraid this will be damaging to my husband?

    3. MARGARET says:

      I am getting all the paperwork together tonight and would be interested in speaking with you once my ducks are in a row.

    4. Carolynjackson says:

      I hurt my knee of August of last month. I been pushing a long iron race from one side of the conveyor line to the other . I notice pain in my right knee but it would always stop. This time it didn’t. I reported it to my supervisor, he took a report. The safety man said that the rack was two hard to move by one person, they also changed the wheels on the rack. I had been pushing that rack for a very long time. I tried to do my job the next day, at the end of the day I was in a lot of pain. I was put on another job standing and bending, I kept complaining. They put me in a office setting down. I still complain about the pain. In November I was sent to the company doctor, he did a xray he said it didn’t show anything. He gave me exercises to do. The next day I told the nurse the exercise hurts and my knee is swolen, he also told me to wear a knee brace. The nurse said that the doctor said keep doing the workouts. I had a NRI in December that showed a bad tear , the doctor said it couldn’t have been from pushing the rack in so many words. It’s also 6 months after the accident, how can the doctor tell me to workout on a torn knee and expect for it to not get bad. He asked for a referral to see a specialist. I haven’t heard from anyone Do I need a lawyer?

      • Jay says:

        Hi,

        If you get a chance, read my book which will help you a lot. It’s free, just click on the worker’s compensation book above and then put in your information. It sounds as if the company doctor is trying to make this where the injury did not happen at work. I disagree and I think it did happen at work. I would be very careful going to any doctor that the company doctor recommends because a lot of doctors are bought and paid for by insurance companies.

    5. Alana says:

      I was in a car accident yesterday. Driving, center lane, eastbound on highway 90 in Gautier. I was about to pass Jerry Lee’s when another driver pulled out of the parking lot attempting to cross over to the westbound lanes. The other driver pulled into the center lane hitting my passenger side fender with the front of his vehicle. I was in my personal vehicle and the other driver was driving a Pepsi company vehicle. I feel that this was in no way my fault. I’ve had to seek medical attention for injuries to my neck and back, as well as contusions on my legs from the air bags. I had to miss work. I’m paid hourly AND with tips so this has affected my income. I have two jobs so I can afford life, meaning missing work isn’t really an option for me. I’ve been worrying constantly about how I’m going to afford a deductible or a down payment if my car is totaled. I’m losing sleep not only because of my injuries but because of the mental and emotional hardship this has put on me because of one drivers carelessness. The young man (who was no more injured than I was) didn’t even attempt to check on me. That was the only vehicle I had so now I’m going to have to figure out a way to and from work until I figure out what I’m going to do. He didn’t lose a vehicle. Pepsi did and I’m sure they have plenty more. This isn’t fair to me. I was paying attention because I would hate to know that I caused an accident where someone lost their vehicle or became injured because of my neglegince. I will be getting in contact with a lawyer because I feel like this driver and his employer need to be held accountable. I’m not looking for a hand out, I never have. I just want what I feel I deserve from them. I read reviews for you and I’d like to know if you feel like you could help me with my situation.

      • Jay says:

        Hi Ms. Alana,

        That is aggravating. I hope you are going to be okay. You may need a lawyer but I can’t tell right now. Do you want to call any of my offices so we can talk? Thanks for contacting us and I hope you get better soon.

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