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Jay Scholtens

Jay Scholtens
Jay Scholtens is originally from Fort Smith, where he attended Fort Smith Southside High School. He earned his B.A. degree from Hendrix College in 1993 and earned his J.D. degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1997. Jay Scholtens is a partner of Scholtens & Averitt, PLC in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he practices primarily in the areas of Social Security disability and domestic relations. His other areas of practice include personal injury, criminal law and products liability. Mr. Scholtens is licensed to practice law in all Arkansas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the eastern and western districts of Arkansas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He served as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. He has been lead or associate counsel on numerous cases wherein his clients were awarded in excess of one million dollars.
Mr. Scholtens has handled over 1,000 Social Security claims and has recovered approximately $11,000,000 in back pay benefits for claimants. Mr. Scholtens is rated as an AV® Preeminent lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Craighead County and Arkansas bar associations. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and has met the standard of excellence for selection as a “top 100 Trial Lawyer” in Arkansas. He is also a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
He is a past member of the Craighead County and Jonesboro Library board. He is a current member of the Craighead County Nursing Center board. He is married to Jonesboro native Mary-Margaret Hester Scholtens. Jay and Mary-Margaret have four boys: Nathan, William, John and Ben. The Scholtens attend First Baptist Church. Parents John and Carol Scholtens live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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    Area of Practice

    • Personal Injury
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Boating Accidents
    • Dog Bites
    • Head and Spinal Injuries
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Nursing Home Litigation
    • Railroad Accidents and Injuries
    • Slip and Fall
    • Wrongful Death
    • Family Law
    • Adoptions
    • Child Custody
    • Child Support
    • Divorce
    • Paternity
    • Premarital Agreements
    • Spousal Support
    • Visitation Rights
    • Criminal Law
    • DUI/DWI
    • Juvenile Law
    • Misdemeanors
    • Traffic Violations
    • Weapons Charges
    • Corporate Law
    • Business Law
    • Social Security Disability
    • General Litigation
    • Tort Litigation

    Awards

    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011
    • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2010
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2009
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2008
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2007
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2006
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2005
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2004
    • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003

    Speaking Engagement

    Conference name Title Date
    Continuing Education and Community Outreach Social Security 2013
    Over $76,000,000 in judgments, settlements and claims and approximately $11,000,000 in back pay recovered for Social Security clients.
    Professional Excellence
    You deserve to be represented by an “AV rated” attorney. Let us file your claim from the beginning, handle your paperwork, submit medical records and stand with you before the judge. There is no fee unless you are successful.