Jay Haithcock is a Partner and practices in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. Jay has represented creditors through all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including stay relief motions, enforcement of administrative claims, objections to plans and disclosure statements, consensual cram downs, motions to dismiss for bad faith, motions to value, discovery disputes, defending preference and fraudulent transfer actions, and objections to assumptions and/or assignments of executory contracts. Additionally, Jay serves as the firm's student hiring partner.

While studying at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Jay served as Associate Editor for the Cumberland Law Review. He was also a Judge Abram Caruthers Teaching Fellow, Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient and listed on the Dean’s List every semester. Jay received his B.S. in Business Administration, with a minor in Political Science, from the College of Charleston.

Within the Alabama State Bar, Jay is an active member of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section. Jay has practiced before all bankruptcy courts in Alabama.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Bankruptcy: Business (2016-2019)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Bankruptcy: Business (2014-2015)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️ Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2023, Litigation-Bankruptcy since 2023


Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama Bar
  • Bankruptcy Section of the Birmingham Bar
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association



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(205) 244-5043

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Karen Sickles
(205) 458-5434

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