Jay M. Polk
Barron & Polk P.L.L.C.
JAY M. POLK is a founding member of the Phoenix law firm Barron & Polk, P.L.L.C. His practice is limited to matters relating to decedentsí estates, guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, the abuse and/or exploitation of vulnerable adults, and estate planning. He also is a Certified Private Fiduciary in Arizona. Besides being a member of national, state, and local bar associations, he has been a member of the executive council of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona since June 2000 and is the secretary of that section. Between August 2001 and January 2002, he served on the Probate and Trust Law Sectionís Uniform Trust Code legislative committee, and is chairing that sectionís Non-Uniform Laws Committee. In addition, Mr. Polk served as a member of the Executive Council of the Mental Health and Elder Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona from June 1995 through August 1998 and co-chaired that section from June 1996 through August 1997. He served as the legislative liaison for the Mental Health and Elder Law Section from 1997 through 2001. He also was one of the five original State Bar of Arizona Sections Steering Committee members (1997-98). A graduate of the University of Chicago (A.B. with honors, 1989), and Arizona State University (J.D., 1992), he has served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert D. Myers, the then-presiding judge of the Probate/Mental Health Department of the Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County, and to the Hon. E.G. Noyes, Jr., judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.