James (Jay) Sadd

Top rated personal injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Slappey & Sadd, LLC
James (Jay) Sadd
Slappey & Sadd, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Insurance coverage, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1987

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

Slappey & Sadd, LLC

352 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta, GA 30328 Visit website



Jay Sadd represents individuals and families in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and insurance cases. Jay began his career in a large Atlanta downtown law firm, but has since devoted the last 25 years to representing catastrophically injured individuals and their families.  Jay has a consistent track record of success for his clients, and is a frequent lecturer in seminars for the education of fellow attorneys. He has served as President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and has received many awards, which include America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

Jay has been lead counsel in cases in which his client has been awarded or recovered $22,000,000; $10,250,000; $7,600,000; $6,000,000; $5,600,000; $3,450,00;  $2,600,000; $2,300,000; $2,250,000; $2,100,000; $1,700,000; $1,600,000; $1,200,000; $1,000,000 and numerous other significant awards for compensation for losses suffered due to other’s wrongdoing and/or negligence. 

He has appeared as a guest and has been quoted by several national media sources, including NBC’s Today Show, CNN World News, CBS television, ABC television, The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and The National Law Journal. 

Mr. Sadd is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts, the Federal Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts of Georgia. Although a longtime resident of Atlanta, Ga., Jay was born and reared in West Virginia and is also a member of the West Virginia Bar Association. 

For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, Mr. Sadd earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Jay lives in Atlanta with his wife Laura and 2 children. 

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Insurance coverage, Business litigation

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Bad faith insurance

  • 70% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Insurance coverage
  • 10% Business litigation

First Admitted: 1987, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawyersatlanta.com/james-sadd.html

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), 2012-2013
  • Vice-Chairman, Board of Director, American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc.
  • Member, Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Member, West Virginia Bar Association
  • Georgia
  • West Virginia
  • Chairperson, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Education Committee
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, DeKalb Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Chairman, Georgia Bar, Young Lawyers Section, Legal Education Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • U.S. District Courts of Georgia
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member, Initiative 2000, which commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Member, East Tennessee State University Letter Winner's Club
  • Member, Public Justice Foundation, Communications and Outreach Committee
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Named by Georgia Trend Magazine as among Georgia's "Legal Elite", 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Highest Rating Possible (AV) by Martindale-Hubble
  • Georgia Law-Related Education Consortium Award for Outstanding Service to the Consortium, 2000
  • Certificate of Commendation, West Virginia State Bar and The Pro Bono Referral Project, West Virginia, 1989
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Speaker, presenting on topics such as jury selection, Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith Insurance practices, Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Trucking Litigation, and Punitive Damages
  • Former Editor, Calendar Call, the official publication of the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia State Bar
  • Instructor, Trial Techniques Program, Emory University School of Law
Industry Groups:
  • Former President
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for James (Jay) Sadd

352 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 404-692-6518

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