Attorney Jason J. Joy is a third generation trial attorney. Born and raised in rural south Louisiana, Mr. Joy enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating from college and served his country on active duty as a special operations soldier in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. Mr. Joy volunteered for and successfully graduated from the most difficult and grueling courses in the United States military and in October of 2001, Jason was among the small handful of soldiers to earn the coveted Ranger tab. After serving with distinction, Mr. Joy was Honorably Discharged from active duty and attended law school on the G.I. Bill and an academic scholarship. Mr. Joy graduated from Loyola Law School and also attended Fordham Law School in Manhattan as a visiting student during his final year.
During law school, Mr. Joy worked for a prestigious plaintiff’s firm in Houston where he played a significant role in one of the largest commercial cases in the country. The case ultimately splintered into a highly complex insurance coverage dispute. This experience with high stakes complex litigation made a lasting impression on Mr. Joy and by the time he received his law license in 2007, companies and individuals alike were eager to retain Jason as their attorney. Jason continued to work for one of the most successful and prestigious law firms in the country until 2009, when he opened his own firm – Jason J. Joy & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Colin Wood, Associate Partner
Colin Wood was born in Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, Colin worked in healthcare administration for a national hospital system. In 2002, Colin accepted a management position in South Korea. Upon returning to the United States in 2006, Colin assumed a director role with a newly formed rehabilitation hospital in west Houston.
Upon acceptance to The Houston College of Law in 2010 (formerly South Texas College of Law), Colin served as class representative for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates (ADRA). In 2011, he joined the Corporate Counsel Review where he published articles ranging from insurance indemnification, to noncompete covenants, to employer liability under collective bargaining agreements. In 2012, Colin was a member of the winning team at the Abraham Watkins Intramural Moot Court Competition. Colin also won the prestigious “Best Speaker” award, becoming one of only three students in school history to win both awards in the same competition.
Colin joined Jason Joy & Associates in 2010 as a law clerk, bringing with him a passion and acumen for pursuing justice for our clients. In 2013, Colin graduated with distinction and joined the firm as an attorney. Since that time, Colin has been an integral part of the Complex Litigation team, working on cases such as In re Genetically Modified Rice litigation and In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010. In 2015, Colin was promoted to Associate Partner.
Outside of work, Colin enjoys spending time with his daughter Dorian and son Kade, playing live music, and rooting for the Houston Texans as well as the Texas Longhorns.
Michael Barcus, Associate Attorney
Business owners and entrepreneurs need an attorney who appreciates their passions and can guide them through the complicated maze of their legal worries. Business owners need an attorney who can minimize stress and allow them to focus on the more important aspects of their business. That is where Michael Barcus comes in.
Michael’s expertise is providing businesses and business owners with legal representation tailored to fit their particular needs. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family gave Michael the insight to provide clients with practical advice rooted in both legal doctrine and real world experience. Michael has applied this firsthand business acumen in order to achieve early success as an Associate Attorney at Jason Joy & Associates. At this stage in his young career, Michael already represents hundreds of businesses ranging from retail shops and restaurants to agriculture and real estate operations.
Prior to his time at Jason Joy & Associates, Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in downtown Houston. During the rare times in which Michael is not working hard for his clients, Michael is likely rooting on one of the local Houston sports teams or trying to figure out how to hit a 5-iron.
Michael is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. His major areas of legal practice consist of Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Litigation, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Contract Litigation, and Property/Real Estate Law.