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Education
  • B.A., Duke University, 1986
  • J.D., Duke University, 1992
Bar & Court Admissions
  • North Carolina, 1992
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court
  • Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
Other Areas of Law
  • Litigation

Jay S. Bilas

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100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC
28202-4003

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An Emmy nominated basketball analyst, Jay Bilas provides courtside and studio commentary for ESPN and CBS Sports.  As co-host of ESPN's College GameDay, College Gamenight and CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Tournament, Bilas is well-known for his basketball knowledge, player evaluation and analysis.  Sports Illustrated has called Bilas the best college basketball analyst in the country.  While an active litigator with MVA, Bilas delivered similar high-powered performances in the courtroom.

Of Note

  • Basketball Analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports, appearing regularly on ESPN game and studio broadcasts, ESPN SportsCenter, College Gamenight, College GameDay, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN Magazine as a game analyst for CBS Sports coverage of the NCAA Tournament.  Bilas also serves as a talent evaluator and analyst on ESPN's coverage of the NBA Draft
  • Four-year starter at Duke (1983-1986) under Mike Krzyzewski and helped lead Duke to the NCAA Final Four and National Championship Game in 1986 with a record of 37-3, Bilas scored 1,062 points and grabbed 692 rebounds while shooting 55% from the field in his college career
  • Represented USA Basketball on the 1985 U.S. Men's National Select Team
  • Member, NCAA Long Range Planning Committee (1984-1986)
  • Duke University Senior Leadership Award 1986
  • Former professional basketball player, drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1986 and played three seasons in Italy and Spain
  • Member, Screen Actors Guild, and appeared in national television commercials and a full-length motion picture
  • Former assistant basketball coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke (1990-1992) during which time Duke advanced to three NCAA Championship games, and won two National Championships (1991 and 1992)
  • Popular speaker, emcee and moderator (IMG Speakers
  • Duke Law School Distinguished Young Alumni Award, 2007
  • Basketball Instructor at Nike Skills Academy
  • Coach, Operation Hardwood I and II with United States troops in the Middle East in 2005 and 2006  
  • Duke Brain Cancer Center, Advisory Board
  • Pin Stripes/ALS Center, Advisory Board
  • In Lyons Partnership v. Morris Costumes, Inc., et al. (Federal Court), successfully defended costume business against trademark- copyright action brought by owners of children’s television character, Barney.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • American Sports Lawyers Association