Jay M. Kilpatrick

Jay M. Kilpatrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Madison, MS

Kobs & Philley PLLC
 | 216 W Jackson St, PO Box 2230
Madison, MS 39130
Phone: 601-856-7800
Fax: 601-856-7031
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jay Kilpatrick practices primarily in the area of personal injury, representing individuals injured as a result of any type of accident or premises situation. He has significant experience in cases involving 18-wheeler accidents, other large accidents, and automobile defects. In addition, he has developed a maritime practice, and represented companies and individual clients in connection with the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  He has been instrumental in orchestrating the recovery of over $35 million for his clients during his career by way of both verdicts and settlements in various types of cases including the largest known settlement for an offshore death.  He also practices in the area of family law where he represents individuals in all aspects of divorce and child custody.  Jay has successfully argued before the Fifth Circuit on three separate occasions and was featured in the July 2006 edition of the ABA Journal. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been listed a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  Jay received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi in 2000, graduating magna cum laude. He is a partner with Kobs & Philley, PLLC located in Ridgeland, Mississippi.



About Jay Kilpatrick

Admitted: 2000, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: https://www.kobsphilley.com/attorneys/jay-m-kilpatrick/


  • Article written about me in the July 2006 Edition of the ABA Journal pertaining to one of my cases in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which I had recently argued., ABA Journal, 2006
  • AV-Preminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Million Dollar Advocates Forum Mid-South Rising Star - Super Lawyers 2009-2014, Best Lawyers in America 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Alabama State Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman of the Golf Tournament Committee for the Hinds County Bar Association, 2008
  • Chairman of Law Related Education Committee for Hinds County Bar Association, 2004

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active in taking cases for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Active participant in pro bono program for Hinds County Circuit Court criminal defense, 2014

Representative Clients:

  • Madison, Planting & Design Group APAC-Mississippi, Inc. Chris Albritton Construction Company, Inc. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (Special Prosecutor) Medir, Inc.  , 2014


  • Interview on WAPT news in connection with representation of family of Dale Burkeen, one of the 11 workers killed on the Deepwater Horizon, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, 2000
  • Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree, 1997
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Office Location for Jay M. Kilpatrick

216 W Jackson St
PO Box 2230
Madison, MS 39130

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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