Jay A. Thompson

AcroRd32_2019-05-20_09-38-41Jay A. Thompson has considerable experience in both regulatory and legislative issues involving the business of insurance. He regularly participates in regulatory proceedings involving contested case hearings, contested rate hearings, policy form approvals, rulemaking, licensing, mergers, acquisition and dissolution of insurance companies and other regulatory matters before the Texas Department of Insurance.

As a registered lobbyist, Jay has represented the property/casualty and life, accident and health insurance industry on legislative issues impacting those insurers. He has worked closely with leadership in Texas to find constructive solutions to legislative issues. He has written numerous bills and amendments to the Texas Insurance Code and has been recognized as a leading expert on insurance regulation.

Jay has also represented insurers in litigation involving insurance bad faith, tax disputes against the state of Texas, appeals from administrative actions at the Texas Department of Insurance, disputes involving reinsurance, and disputes between companies and agents.

Jay is recognized as a leading attorney in Chambers and Partner’s as a Leading Lawyer in America for Insurance.

Professional and Community Activities 

  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel

Professional Recognition

  • Chambers USA, Top Insurance Attorneys in Texas
  • Chambers USA, Leader in their Field for Insurance and Insurance: Regulation in Texas
  • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Governmental & Legislative Advocacy
  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions


  • Insurance
  • Government & Public Entities
  • Administrative and Regulatory Compliance
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Medical Liability Defense
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Lobbying and Policy-Making


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1972
  • Texas Tech University, B.A., 1970, Accounting, President Student Body 1969-1970

Bar Admissions 

  • Texas, 1972
  • United States Court of Military Appeals, 1973
  • United States District Court Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court, 1988