Jayson graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in 2000. He has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation for the majority of his career, and he focuses his practice on helping injured workers through the workers’ compensation system. Jayson is a member of both the Michigan and Florida State Bar Associations.
Jayson was honored to be elected Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law Section for the 2021-2022 term. As the leader of the Section, Jayson has been hard at work engaging with the Workers’ Compensation Agency Director, Board of Magistrates and attorneys representing both injured workers and employers toward fostering a more open and efficient workers’ compensation system in Michigan.
Jayson joined Jay Trucks & Associates in January 2013.
He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys spending time with his family.
While finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Central Michigan University, Jay F. Trucks decided to go to law school. He earned his degree, Juris Doctor with Honors, from Detroit College of Law and moved to Clare, Michigan to set up practice amongst other Michigan attorneys.
In 1979, with two decades of general legal experience and a firm commitment to representing the common man, he focused his practice entirely on personal injury cases. Those who have worked with Jay are impressed by his honesty, integrity, and exceptional capabilities compared to other attorneys. Jay describes himself simply – as a straightforward person who works very hard for his clients.
For over ten years Jay served as Prosecuting Attorney. A member of Michigan Trial Lawyers Association and American Trial Lawyers Association, Jay currently practices with his son, Todd, in the firm Jay Trucks & Associates.
Jay’s hobbies include: biking, rollerblading, sailing, and walking.
“I take personal satisfaction from tackling difficult problems for people who really need me. For me, it is much more rewarding than representing large corporations.”
Tom grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Pre-Law from Michigan State University and then attended Michigan State University College of Law. He sat and passed the Michigan Bar Exam in July 2004. He is also licensed to practice law in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Tom began working for Jay Trucks & Associates, P.C. in June 2006. He is a career personal injury attorney with more than a decade of workers’ compensation, auto, no-fault, and dog bite case experience, including many trials. Tom’s clients recognize his excellence in prompt client communication, aggressive case handling, and proven results.
Tom enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He is an avid golf and sports fan.
Michigan Social Security Disability and Personal Injury Attorney Joshua T. McFarland received his law degree magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2011 and became a member of the Michigan State Bar soon after.
Mr. McFarland joined Jay Trucks & Associates in 2011. He began by representing clients in the area of Social Security Disability. He was promoted in 2013 to lead attorney for the firm’s Social Security cases. He now oversees that department, in addition to representing clients in personal injury and insurance law cases. This includes automobile, no-fault, dog bite, and premises liability litigation.
In addition, Mr. McFarland has also handled much of the firm’s appellate litigation and has successfully argued a number of the firm’s appellate cases, including Danhof v. State Farm et al., unpublished per curiam opinion of the Michigan Court of Appeals (March 15, 2016).
He has successfully represented numerous claimants throughout the State of Michigan at various levels of appeal, including in the United States Federal Court system. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan as well as the Federal Courts located in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
Mr. McFarland is also an active member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Social Security Lawyers section, where he is currently a member of the Section Council and treasurer. He is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ).
Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, hunting, skiing, boating, and spending time with his family.
“The key reason that we are effective personal injury attorneys is simple. We believe in our work… in helping ordinary people protect their rights.”
It is Todd’s nature to work hard for his clients. He has a history of excelling at what is important to him. Law school is an example. Todd graduated magna cum laude from the Detroit College of Law. He is a bright, experienced attorney who is compassionate as well as intelligent. He has more than 31 years’ experience representing the injured and holds memberships in the Michigan Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
Although he becomes very involved in the difficulties of his clients, he enjoys his work because it is an opportunity to help them out of those difficulties. Todd is a skillful communicator. He gains the cooperation of the many people involved in his cases by always dealing with them in a professional manner.
Todd joined the firm in 1988. Before attending law school, he graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Todd enjoys spending family time with his wife and two sons. He also has a passion for physical activities like water sports and weightlifting.
“Every case is a challenge because there is so much at stake for our clients.”