Jay A. Ebelhar

Of Counsel

P 901-462-2604 F 615-206-2244


Jay A. Ebelhar


Jay A. Ebelhar is of counsel in the Nashville, Tennessee, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Jay’s work with employers has involved a wide range of issues, including fair employment practices, health and disability leaves, wage and hour compliance, employee benefits, and restrictive covenants. 

Prior to beginning his private practice, Jay served as a judicial clerk for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly M. Kirby, then of the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

While attending law school, Jay served as the editor-in-chief of The University of Memphis Law Review.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2017-present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2013-2015) and "Super Lawyers" (2016-2020)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble, Former Board Member
  • Special Kids & Families, Former Board Member
  • SRVS, Inc., Board Member (Chairperson, July 2019 – Present; 1st Vice Chairperson, July 2017 – June 2019)
  • Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Commissioner