Jacy was born and raised in Illinois. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. After enlisting as a paralegal in the Air National Guard in 2012, she earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Prior to joining our firm as a multi-practice attorney, Jacy represented clients in complex divorce matters at The Schechter Law Firm, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Alabama.
Upon earning Top Graduate of her class at Air Force Officer Training School, Jacy commissioned as a Judge Advocate in the Air National Guard. At the Air Force Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course, she won the Excellence in Advocacy Competition for demonstrating the greatest skill and ability as a trial lawyer among all students. Jacy works tirelessly to protect the interests of veterans and servicemembers, whether she’s in or out of uniform.
At our firm, she handles a wide array of legal issues, including matters of family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, and heirs’ property. As a certified Guardian ad Litem, she also represents the interests of minors in custody, dependency, and delinquency cases. In 2020, Jacy began taking on complex heirs property matters, advocating on behalf of black farmers and landowners faced with involuntary land loss.
Jacy has presented several Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses, including “Morality Impediments to Intellectual Property Rights” (2016), “Practicing Law During a Pandemic” (2020), “Protecting your Legacy through Estate Planning” (2020), “Lawfully Speaking: A Panel Discussion on COVID-19 & the Law” (2020), “Client Myths and Misconceptions in Family Law” (2020), and she coordinated and moderated a Birmingham Bar Association panel discussion, entitled “Defending Against the Department of Human Resources” (2021). Jacy has also authored a blog entitled, “Why the Division of Debt in Divorce is Just as Important as the Division of Assets” (2019). In 2021, she served on the Expert Roundtable for the Federation of Southern Cooperative’s Heirs’ Property Bootcamp.
In addition to her work as a multi-practice advocate, Jacy has served as Treasurer for the Black Women Lawyers Association of Alabama, Family Law Committee Chair for the Birmingham Bar Association, and is an active member of the Junior League of Birmingham. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Jacy enjoys gardening, playing tennis, listening to true crime podcasts, watching psychological thrillers, and traveling with her husband.