Media Coverage of Victory in Jay Dobyns Case


Multiple media outlets covered the Jay Dobyns victory in the case against the ATF. J. Ernest Baird, P.C. attorney James Reed was quoted extensively in the coverage.

ABC News: Retired Agent Awarded $173,000 in ATF Lawsuit

USA Today: Court favors ex-agent in suit against ATF

Arizona Republic and Channel 12 NBC TV News: Judge: ATF to pay $173K to ex-agent

Phoenix New Times: “Vindication” for Jay Dobyns, Ex-ATF Agent Who Infiltrated Hells Angels, After Court Ruling

Examiner: ‘No Angel’ Dobyns wins ‘David and Goliath’ challenge against ATF

Fox News: Judge rebukes ATF over treatment of agent who infiltrated Hells Angels

Twitchy: Federal Judge: ATF ‘Fast and Furious’ official’s testimony ‘unworthy of belief’

AP: Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit (various other outlets picked up the AP story)

Arizona Daily Independent: Dobyns vindicated, awarded $173,000 in monetary damages

Miami Herald: Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit

Town Hall: Vindicated: Agent Jay Dobyns Wins Long Court Battle With ATF

Daily Mail (UK): Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit

Courthouse News Service: Feds Owe Ex-Undercover Agent for Gang Threats


MEDIA ADVISORY: ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns (ret.) Defeats the U.S. Department of Justice in U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Today, Federal Judge Francis M. Allegra of the United States Court of Federal Claims released his trial court opinion following a three week trial to the bench, finding in favor of 27 year United States Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) undercover Special Agent Jay Dobyns (ret’d), against the defendant United States and the U.S. Department of Justice.

A full press release with information about the case can be found here:


Jay Dobyns | Client Testimonial

(Left to Right)  J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Paralegal Jeff Elder, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Client Jay Dobyns, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Attorney James Reed, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Associate Carson Emmons

(Left to Right) J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Paralegal Jeff Elder, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Client Jay Dobyns, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Attorney James Reed, J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Associate Carson Emmons

Dear Messrs. Baird, Williams and Greer,

With the closing arguments of Dobyns v. USA concluded, I wanted to send you a brief message.

First, thank you for your undying support to me during this case.  The courage that you displayed to allow your firm to represent me is immeasurable.

Jim is an extraordinary attorney.  I am supremely honored to call him my lawyer.  During the five years he has worked on this case and a Department of Justice and ATF that said they would out-resource us from the beginning, Jim never forfeited his commitment or integrity.  His work ethic is unlike anything I have ever seen.  The stamina and resilience he has displayed over 5 years is nothing short of amazing.

Carson routinely proved himself to be intelligent in his work and eloquent is his writing.  His research and legal insights were over and over and over simply tremendous.

Jeff was a remarkable workhorse.  There was no task too big, small, complex or simple that he did not overachieve on.  During each court appearance, Jeff out-performed the best DOJ had to offer, and his work was not one single time trumped by anything his DOJ peers could muster.

Your staff was always friendly, kind, supportive and displayed to me the hospitality that I believe few firms would ever grace a client with.

Upon exiting the courtroom on Tuesday, all I heard was how “remarkable” and “brilliant” my lawyers were.  I took a huge sense of personal pride in that.  Jim, Carson and Jeff have become family to both me and my family.

I know that I am not telling you anything that you do not already know.  I hope your sense of pride in Jim, Carson and Jeff is overflowing.


Jay Dobyns

Case Against the ATF Appears on ABC (KGUN9-TV)

Reed Interview

Baird Williams & Greer Attorney James Reed answers questions from the media after conducting closing arguments for Dobyns verse United States.

Baird Williams & Greer filed a $10M federal lawsuit against the Department of Justice on behalf of former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns, maintaining he was betrayed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dobyns claimed the ATF ignored death threats against him and his family, as well as tried to frame him in an effort to cover-up their own corruption. J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Attorney James B. Reed served as lead counsel on the case, which made headlines in Washington D.C. and Tucson, Ariz. for its riveting evidence and stunning testimony. ABC (KGUN9-TV) located in Tucson covered the story locally and included an interview with J. Ernest Baird, P.C. Attorney Reed. You can watch the entire story here.

Jim Reed Weighs in on ATF Case: Dobyns vs. United States

As lead counsel, Baird Williams & Greer Attorney James B. Reed makes an appearance on a National Rifle Association News Special Report from Ginny Simone, weighing in on the Dobyns vs. United States case. Reed represents retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent Jay Dobyns in a contract dispute suit in which Dobyns maintains while serving as an undercover agent paid to infiltrate the Hells Angels, the ATF failed to adequately protect him and his family against threats and violence made by the gang.