John Clay has a diverse legal practice advising individuals and multi-national corporations on a number of legal matters. His work experience encompasses numerous areas of litigation and arbitration, including class action and multidistrict litigation proceedings, energy litigation, commercial litigation, cross-border proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, transportation liability, employment litigation, and personal injury prosecution and defense.
As a skilled litigator, Mr. Clay has represented clients at both the state and federal court level. His proficiency in constitutional, statutory and common law claims and defenses has enabled him to successfully represent clients in jury and bench trials, evidentiary hearings and appeals. His experience extends to cross-border commercial litigation, including representation of Mexican corporations and Brazilian plaintiffs in state and federal court proceedings. He has also argued a number of appeals. He has participated in multiple appellate proceedings in private practice and has assisted appellate courts with hundreds of appellate proceedings as a law clerk and staff attorney.
Mr. Clay served for a year as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and served for two years as a task force staff attorney for the First Court of Appeals in Houston.