Sept. 20, 1946 - February 7, 2004
February 7th, 2019 will mark 15 years since my Dad lost his battle to Pancreatic Cancer. He was only 57 years old. My goal is to help make sure other people can celebrate more birthdays with their loved ones! In memory of my Dad, I am hoping my friends and family will come together to raise $1,500 by February 7th to help in the fight against cancer!
More about Jay....
Jay Victor Jory, a leader in the Fresno legal community, passed away Saturday,
February 7, 2004 at the age of 57, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Jay was a shareholder in the law firm of Jory, Peterson, Watkins, Ross
Woolman. He practiced law in Fresno for over thirty-two years, specializing
in representing employers throughout California in all aspects of employment
law and management labor relations.
Jay was born on September 20, 1946 in Stockton, Ca. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1968 from UC Davis where he was President of Theta Chi Fraternity. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from UC Davis in 1971 where he was Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was also a member of the Labor Law sections of the American Bar and California State Bar Associations. He began his legal career as an associate at Thomas, Snell, Jamison, Russell, Williamson Asperger. As a partner in that firm, he served on the firm’s management committee and he chaired the firm’s labor department. In 1982, he became one of the founding partners in Jory, Peterson Sagaser,
where he served as the managing partner for many years. Jay lectured extensively on employment law matters before many professional organizations, as well as
California State University Fresno and California Polytechnic State University
at San Luis Obispo. He was also active in the civic community in Fresno. He was a past member of the Rotary Club of Fresno, a past President and one of the original members of the Padrinos, a men’s support group for Children’s Hospital of Central California and a past member of the Fresno Metropolitan Museum’s Director’s Advisory Council. Jay brought his joy of life, love of the law and
his respect for others to his personal and professional relationships. As a result, Jay was loved and admired by all those he encountered, not only his friends,
partners, clients and attorneys he worked with, but also opposing attorneys,
union representatives and representative of the governmental agencies with whom he dealt.