Attorney N. Jude (Jay) Menes – President, Meneslaw Konsult & Europlaw

We are pleased to welcome Attorney N. Jude (Jay) Menes to the 5th Africa Business Forum on 01 March 0217. He is the founder and global coordinator of Meneslaw Konsult. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Upper Honors), Attorney Menes earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (Cum Laude) from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is a candidate for Master of Science degree in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law, Nebraska Upon graduating from law school and being licensed to practice law, Attorney Menes joined the prestigious Thompson & Knight law firm in downtown Dallas representing Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of litigation and appellate matters. He subsequently joined the Dallas City Attorney’s Office as an Assistant City Attorney where he defended the City in employment discrimination and civil rights cases, and also served as legal counsel to City council and management. Attorney Menes eventually left the City Attorney’s Office to establish Menes Law Firm, where he and other attorneys on his staff have been providing problem-solving legal representation to immigrants in the United States. Attorney Menes’ law practice has focused on civil rights, immigration, international mediation and arbitration, and cross-border representation of American businesses in Africa and African businesses in America. He is a candidate for Master of Science degree in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution from Creighton University School of Law, Nebraska. In addition to his law practice and business ventures, Attorney Menes is also an activist who is passionate about helping and protecting the less privileged members of the society. He has been involved in many causes aimed at bettering the society in the United States and Africa. He is currently the Country Director for Linking the World, a reputable global Non Governmental Organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Attorney Menes participates in a number of organizations including:

  • State Bar of Texas,
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow),
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow),
  • Association of International Arbitrators,
  • Texas State Bar College,
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association,
  • American Inns of Court Foundation,
  • Dallas Bar Association ,
  • National Campaign for Tolerance,
  • Texas Pro Bono College,
  • Nigerian-American Lawyers Association,
  • Who is Who Among American Law Students.