James "Jay" Holland is a commercial litigator with nearly twenty years of experience. Jay left partnership from a large Southeastern law firm to practice in his native Eastern North Carolina. Jay rejoins some of his long-time colleagues at Lee Kaess, and brings a wealth of litigation experience and insight to our growing firm.
Prior to attending law school, Jay gained significant experience in the insurance industry as a property and casualty, and medical malpractice claims representative for major insurers.
Jay Holland has extensive experience in personal injury litigation, including matters involving automobile accidents, slip and falls, product liability injuries, and medical malpractice claims.
Jay has represented clients in will contests, claims against estates, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and trust modifications.
He has handled a wide variety of real estate matters, including title insurance claims, boundary disputes and partition actions, reformations of title instruments, disputes as to priority of security instruments, contested foreclosures, evictions and ejectments, landlord-tenant actions, disputes over restrictive covenants and easements, and other land use and zoning matters.
Jay has also litigated matters involving disputes over commercial contracts and negotiable instruments, the collection of debts, the recovery of collateral under security agreements, and insurance policies.
In the employment law context, Jay has represented employers and employees in numerous employment law matters, including cases over non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, trade secrets, and wrongful discharge claims.