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40 Leaders Under Forty

Jay H. Scholl | 39

Attorney, Davis & Campbell, LLC

Jay H. Scholl
Jay H. Scholl

Jay Scholl represents businesses and their owners in a wide range of complex matters, from startup through the sale or transfer of the business. He has litigated numerous jury trials, argued before appellate tribunals, closed multi-million-dollar business deals, and assumed leadership roles in the Illinois State Bar Association and Peoria County Bar Association.

Jay served as a General Assembly delegate representing Peoria-area attorneys in the Illinois State Bar Association’s governing body and was a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Section Council and Agricultural Law Section Council.  

He has served as president of numerous non-profits, including the Peoria Area Illini Club, the Peoria Area Young Republicans, and the Groves of Grand Prairie Condominium Association. He chairs the Peoria PlayHouse Advisory Board and is a volunteer coach. He has volunteered at Phoenix Community Development Services, Red Cross, PARC, and Family House. He taught math and English to low-income, rural children in South Africa. He and his wife have raised significant amounts of money through the Moonlight Coalition to support adult literacy in the Peoria area. 

Jay is married to Jessica and they have three young children. 

Childhood ambition: “I remember wanting to be a police officer and later a firefighter. When I was in eighth grade, I am told that I saw a CEO of a company who had a legal background on TV and told my dad I was going to go to law school. Eight years later, I started law school!”

Hobbies: “Woodworking, beer brewing, traveling, jogging, and Illinois sports.”

Best advice ever: “‘Your dreams are your potential, and your goals are you limits.  Aim high.’ – Unknown. ‘If you will it, it is no dream.’ – The Big Lebowski. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ – Philippians 4:13.”

Leadership definition: “The ability to encourage and assist others to grow and reach their potential.”