Jay Wilkerson is a native of North Carolina, raised and currently residing in Raleigh. He has been in private practice continuously since 1992. He has a wide experience with the legal issues surrounding both private and public construction projects. The majority of Mr. Wilkerson’s practice involves construction litigation, arbitration and mediation. He also has a specialty practice in defending contractors against citations issued by the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Court Admissions

  • State of North Carolina, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1997

Education

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
  • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1992

Employment

  • Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, 2002-Present
  • Bugg and Wolf, P.A. 1992-2002

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2001-Present
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 1992-Present
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Council, 1999-2002

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell (“AV”) Peer Review Rated
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Construction Law, 2006-2008; 2010-2013

Certifications & Credentials

  • Mediator certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission for North Carolina Superior Courts, 2007-Present

Publications

  • Co-author, NORTH CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION LAW TREATISE, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017 ed. (View PDF) (Purchase)
  • Managing Editor, Critical Construction Law Cases, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, 2012 (Purchase)

Speeches, Panel Discussions & Seminars

  • “Contracting in Public Projects,” Halfmoon Education Seminar, 2015
  • “Recent Developments in Construction Law,” Carolinas Utility Contractors Association, 2014
  • “Public Private Partnerships,” Carolinas Utility Contractors Association, 2013
  • “Update on New Lien Statutes,” North Carolina Utility Association, 2012
  • “North Carolina Case Law Update,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 2008-Present
  • “New North Carolina Retainage Statute,” Institute of Government County Attorney’s Conference, 2008
  • “New North Carolina Retainage Statute and Subcontract Clauses,” North Carolina Utility Contractors Association Spring Meeting, 2008
  • “Highlights of a Construction Law Practice,” North Carolina Bar Association Practical Skills Course, 2002-2005, 2007-2008
  • “The State of State Construction,” North Carolina Utility Contractors Association, Spring Meeting, 2004
  • “Strategies for Getting Paid,” North Carolina Utility Contractors Association, Fall Meeting, 2004
  • “OSHA Regulations: Does Your Construction Site Comply?,” OSHA Regulation Update, Lorman Education Services Seminar, May 30, 2001
  • “The Federal Construction Process,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, 2000
  • “OSHA Appellate Process in North Carolina,” North Carolina & South Carolina Bar Associations Construction Law Sections Annual Meeting, 1997