D. Jay Thaw, Jr. 


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation; Malpractice & Professional Liability ; Transportation & Logistics; Governmental Affairs & Policy

Education and Professional Background

  • University of Georgia, B.B.A.
  • Georgia State University, J.D.
  • Admitted to practice: All courts in Georgia; United States District Court – Northern District of Georgia

Activities and Affiliations

  • Member: State Bar of Georgia; Defense Research Institute; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Georgia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Social Director: Savannah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer: Forsyth Farmers Market Board of Directors
  • Vice President: Golden Isles Bulldog Club
  • Special Events Volunteer: Morningstar Children’s Treatment Center
  • Member: Touchdown Club of Atlanta, Civitan of Savannah

Presentations and Publications

  • 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)


Jay Thaw joined Bouhan Falligant in May 2016. His practice focuses on medical malpractice litigation, transportation & logistics, and other business and general litigation and policy matters.

Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Thaw worked at Mag Mutual Insurance Company in Atlanta, where he served as the chief policy and governmental affairs counsel. 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 treasurer of the Forsyth Farmers Market Board of Directors.

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

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