Jay Sekulow A renowned attorney, Jay Sekulow was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised Jewish, but converted to Christianity in college and now considers himself a messianic Jew.
Education and Early Career
Jay Sekulow graduated cum laude and went on to earn a doctor of jurisprudence from Mercer Law School, where he graduated from among the top 5 percent of his class. He also served as an editorial staff member of the Mercer Law Review while he is still a student at Mercer. Later he acquired his Ph.D from Regent University, authoring his dissertation on American Legal History.
After he graduated from law school, Jay Sekulow started his renowned legal career as a trial tax attorney for the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) where he stand for the United Sates Department of Treasury in tax cases before the US Tax Court. After working with the IRS, Jay Sekulow begin his private practice, building one of the fastest-growing law firms in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1986, Jay Sekulow became the General Legal Counsel for Jews for Jesus before he bring into existence the Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (C.A.S.E). Still serving as Chief Counsel, he joined ACLJ in 1990.
Awards and Accomplishments
Throughout his career, Jay Sekulow has been honored several times. He was included to the National Law Journal’s Power List in 1994 that highlights a number of the most prolific attorneys in America. In 1997, he was identified by the American Lawyer’s Public Sector 45 as one of the most dedicated legal public servants who have made the most impact in their corresponding fields. The National Law Journal put him in their highly coveted 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America list and most recently, Legal Times marked him as one of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the last thirty year, solidifying his place as one of the most distinguished legal professionals in the United States these days.
Jay at Present
Jay Sekulow as a Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned professional on religious liberty, and a revered broadcaster. He has been married to Pamela since 1978 and has 2 adult sons, Jordan who is an attorney with the ACLJ and Director of International Operations conjointly co-hosts the radio and tv programming together with his father and Logan oversees the ACLJ’s multi-media operations.
Jay Sekulow is a passionate advocate for safeguarding religious and constitutional freedoms with a formidable record of success. His steadfast determination and commitment to protecting these freedoms is expansive along with his work leading to a long-lasting impact across America and around the world.