Speaker for Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Jay Dushkin.
Topic: Recent Cases and Understanding Common Legal Terms for a Real Estate LeaseJay H. Dushkin received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1984. He is admitted to practice law in all Texas state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Although exclusively practicing law, Jay is also a Certified Public Accountant.Jay has been licensed to practice law in Texas for more than 32 years. He is rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory which is the publication’s highest rating.Jay began the practice of law in September 1984 with the law firm of Saccomanno & Clegg, L.L.P., becoming a partner in 1990. On May 1, 1999, Jay opened his own firm, The Dushkin Law Firm.Background:Born April 6, 1959, Jay Dushkin is a native Houstonian. Jay’s parents also came from the area. His father, Aaron W. Dushkin, attended San Jacinto High School and his mother, Dianna Rothenburg Dushkin attended high school in Conroe.Jay’s parents instilled a strong work ethic in their children. By age 13, Jay was sorting, bagging and delivering clothes at his aunt’s dry cleaning business. By the age of 16 he had become the Assistant Manager of the Men and Boys Department at the old Sage Department Store. Jay also took jobs that fed his love of sports. He was a Press Runner for the Houston Aeros Hockey Team from 1975–1977, a bat boy for the Houston Astros, and an operator of the old electronic scoreboard, then the largest in the world, at the Astrodome. Jay has fond memories of pressing the button that would set off the magnificent scoreboard display for home runs and touchdowns.Jay was also an academic achiever. After high school, he majored in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. Jay received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and then went straight on to the School of Law at the University of Texas. Jay received his law degree in 1984. Jay was licensed as a CPA exam in January, 1988.After receiving his law license, Jay signed on in 1984 with the Houston law firm of Saccomanno & Clegg, L.L.P. In less than 6 years, Jay became Saccomanno & Clegg’s youngest partner. Jay received wonderful experience and achieved great success at Saccomanno & Clegg, but Jay grabbed at the opportunity to start his own firm. Today Jay continues to enjoy a successful and diverse law practice.Jay and his wife of more than 29 years are blessed with a happy marriage and three great kids, two wonderful daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters. When not practicing law, Jay spends most of his spare time attending sports activities with his three sons.
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