Jay founded the Seibels Law Firm PA in early 2001, and has practiced law in South Carolina for nearly thirty years. His focus is captive insurance regulation, civil litigation, insurance coverage, employment law, dram shop and construction litigation. He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar, the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is also a certified civil court mediator.
Jay is listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. He is a graduate of Leadership Charleston, Class of 1999, sponsored by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
His professional memberships include the International Association of Defense Counsel and both the Charleston County and South Carolina Bar Associations. He has served twice on the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association Board of Directors and co-founded The Friendly Society (Restored), a captive insurance interest group that eventually merged with the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association. Jay also is a past president of the Rotary Club of St. John's Parish. In 1995, he authored Nollan and Dolan: Exaction Packed Adventures in Takings Jurisprudence for the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.
Jay advises on legal aspects of alternative risk feasibility studies and structural models. He has organized and represents captive insurance companies, risk purchasing groups, and risk retention groups in multiple states. He also has counseled both borrowers and lenders in seven and eight-figure finance transactions involving both traditional and alternative programs. Calling upon his years of experience in litigation, Jay advises insurance companies and other organizations on human resource management, safety, and various liability issues, including directors' and officers' fiduciary duties and liabilities arising from the risk of insolvency. For many years he taught at South Carolina’s Captive Insurance Academy in conjunction with the Captive Insurance Association’s annual conference.
He received a B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia in 1988. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School Of Law in 1993, where he was a member of the Moot Court Bar and the editorial staff of the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.
Jay is a Lay Eucharistic Minister at St. Michaels Anglican Church, and he is a trustee of its endowment fund. He also serves on the board of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation. He enjoys reading, hunting, fishing and traveling.
Jay was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been married to the former Hallie Potter since 1991. They have two adult sons.
Areas of Practice
Captive insurance regulation
Admitted to Practice
State of South Carolina
United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Circuit Court Mediator
South Carolina Bar Association
Charleston County Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Professional Articles Published
Nollan and Dolan: Exaction Packed Adventures for Takings Jurisprudence, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal, Volume 4, 1995
Awards and Distinctions
Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys
Leadership Charleston Class of 1999
Rotary Club of St. Johns Parish, President 2003-2004
St. Michael's Anglican Church, Lay Eucharistic Minister
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation