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 joining the United States Air Force, she earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Jacy practiced at The Schechter Law Firm, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri, primarily handling complex divorce matters. She is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Alabama.
Since 2012, Jacy has served as a legal professional in the Air National Guard and works tirelessly to protect the interests of veterans, whether she’s in or out of uniform. Although she handles a wide array of legal issues at our firm, she is a certified Guardian ad Litem, representing the interests of juveniles all over the state. Jacy is also passionate about representing African-American farmers and landowners in Alabama, who are faced with heirs property issues and 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 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. In 2020, she led two financial literacy courses for 26 individuals affected by pandemic-related financial hardships. In just 9 weeks, she helped them pay off nearly $50,000 in debt and save over $55,000 in emergency funds. This distinguished accomplishment earned Jacy the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal in 2021.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Jacy enjoys gardening, playing tennis, listening to crime podcasts, watching psychological thrillers, and traveling with her husband.