Jay Caraway

Jay Caraway 
900 Market Street, Suite 300
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Bossier City office:
1910 Citizens Bank Dr.
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
 
Phone:     (318) 429-6770  
Email: jcaraway@colvinfirm.com
Facsimile: (318) 429-6771
Website: www.colvinsmithlaw.com
 
Jay Caraway joined the firm in the Of Counsel role after his retirement from the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal.   For 21 years, he served on the Court which is the principal appellate court for North Louisiana.  His rulings on the Court covered all areas of civil and criminal law in approximately 2700 direct appeals.   Jay is an honor graduate of the LSU Law Center and has returned to the school on multiple occasions as an adjunct professor, teaching Oil and Gas law.  Prior to his election to the Court in 1996, Jay practiced law for 15 years with Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin and Roberts, with trial experience in various business litigation and in Louisiana property and oil and gas disputes.  Jay handled significant cases appealed to the various Louisiana appellate courts, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.  Jay has made presentations on multiple occasions at the LSU Mineral Law Institute and previously served on the Advisory Committee for the Institute.   As a judge, Jay made continuing legal education presentations to lawyers across the state on numerous topics, including torts, succession and estate planning, security interests, property and oil and gas law, and appellate practice.
 
Jay has served as president of the Second Circuit Judges Association and the local American Inn of Court.   He served as the president of the Bossier City Lions Club and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.