Jay Adkins

Jay S Adkins

Associate Attorney

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As the youngest son of a prosecutor, Jay grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, with a special interest in the law, especially criminal law and the United States Constitution. Jay attended law school at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, where he excelled in the areas of criminal law and oral advocacy: receiving the Dean’s Award for Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure II, placing third in St. Thomas’ 2013 – 2014 Intramural Moot Court Competition, and competing at the McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition.

Jay came to Ramsay Law Firm because he shared the same passion for defending DWI cases that built the firm's reputation to what it is today. He didn't want to defend abusive boyfriends who were hurting their girlfriends, or executive accountants that were fleecing their employers for millions of dollars. He wanted to work in an environment where he was representing overall good people that may have made a bad decision. And he wanted to practice his craft in a field where there were many opportunities to help those good people -- constitutional challenges, scientific challenges, and the everyday challenge of convincing prosecutors that the "defendant" is also a father, or a sister, or a daughter, and not just another "drunk driver" to be punished.

In his short time practicing as a criminal defense attorney, Jay has already racked up a track record of successes that would be impressive for even the most seasoned attorney. Scroll down and you'll see a sampling of the types of cases Jay has won (and some of the orders he has gotten from judge's throwing DWI charges out. 


Bachelor of Arts, Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Juris Doctor, University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN

Representative Cases

Jirik v. Comm'r of Pub. Safety, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2016. Jay convinced the Minnesota Court of Appeals that the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Implied Consent Advisory (read to every driver arrested for DWI) violated his client's Due Process rights because it was fundamentally misleading. As a result, the Court threw out the license revocation.

P.R.M. v. Comm'r of Pub. SafetyHennepin County District Court, 2016. Jay convinced the judge to throw out a breath test result of over 0.18, completely reversing his client's license revocation.




MemberMinnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), Minnesota’s pre-eminent defense bar association.