Jeven is an experienced litigator who represents both plaintiffs and defendants. He began his career at a national “big law” firm in Atlanta, Georgia focusing primarily on defending Fortune 500 and other large corporate clients in business litigation and regulatory disputes. He then worked for a prominent plaintiffs’ mass tort and class action firm in Birmingham, Alabama prior to joining the boutique litigation firm of Deary Ray.
His familiarity with working on either side of the docket in commercial disputes enables him to bring a unique perspective to his clients and help them take a strategically sound approach to resolving issues. While Jeven has extensive experience in litigating business torts, contract disputes, copyright infringement, consumer litigation, trade secret misappropriation, products liability and a wide variety of other complex commercial and business disputes, he has gained a national reputation as a leading advocate for over two decades for taxpayers in tax litigation. Jeven is also a firm believer that clients should be proactive and can often save a tremendous amount of time and money by consulting litigators at the “deal” stage rather than waiting until a “post-deal” dispute arises. He regularly advises his business clients in mitigating the litigation risks of anticipated transactions.
Jeven has appeared in arbitrations and state and federal courts across the country and has been a featured speaker on the topics of contract law and arbitration. Jeven’s broad base of experience allows him to effectively manage the most complex and challenging cases with an aggressive, but measured, style of advocacy. Jeven prides himself on his tireless commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.
In his personal life, Jeven treasures time outdoors with his wife and four children and enjoying a wide variety of genres of music. He can be spotted on occasion playing guitar or piano at music venues in his home state of Alabama and beyond. Jeven is also a former national champion weightlifter and still competes at a national and international level. Jeven and his family attend Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood, Alabama where he has served on the board of the Trinity Child Development Center.
Obtained recoveries totaling over $500,000,000 representing hundreds of taxpayers in numerous cases in federal and state courts across the country for over two decades
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant client for multi-million dollar claims involving alleged breach of fiduciary duties relating to partnership dispute
Represented small law firm in highly contentious dispute with large accounting firm involving claims of trade secret misappropriation and violations of non-disclosure agreement and successfully obtained pre-trial resolution
Obtained defense jury verdict in business dispute involving software company
Obtained early dismissal on behalf of carpet retailer in large federal class action
Succeeded in obtaining reversal by Georgia Supreme Court of trial court’s and Georgia Court of Appeals’ decisions dismissing client’s action on basis of statute of limitations.
Successfully resolved contract dispute on behalf of major international automotive parts manufacturer prior to commencement of litigation
Represented class of hospitals and restaurants against national food supplier in federal class action involving commercial dispute
Lead trial attorney for defendant medical practice in state court action alleging breach of employment agreement
Represented national tire manufacturer in multi-state products liability actions
Represented municipality in numerous eminent domain proceedings involving expansion of airport
Represented major software company in numerous copyright infringement disputes
Represented national meeting planning company in highly contentious dispute involving allegations of breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Alabama
Alabama Association for Justice
Birmingham Bar Association