Peavy said he's got enough business to cover his overhead and pay himself while he builds a plaintiffs practice. "It was risky but it wasn't all that risky," he said.
"Jay is a really good and able lawyer. He is a terrific guy in the courtroom. He'll do well," said Jack Burch of Bovis, Kyle & Burch, which has just under 40 lawyers and handles defense litigation, aspects of construction law, corporate and family law.
Peavy said he wants to focus on auto and trucking cases, since a lot of his defense practice involved trucking cases, plus wrongful death and premises liability cases. "But I'll handle anything," he said.
He said he handled a range of cases as a defense litigator, including insurance defense and insurance coverage claims, product liability and construction.