Claude F. Clayton, Jr.

Claude F. Clayton, Jr.: Attorney with Clayton O'Donnell, PLLC


Mr. Clayton has been listed in Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers® He is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and International Association of Defense Counsel.

Mr. Clayton has more than thirty years of experience in business, commercial and insurance litigation. Mr. Clayton also has significant experience in patent and copyright litigation. In 2009 he completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute's mediation course and now serves as a mediator/arbitrator in addition to his litigation practice.

At the University of Mississippi Mr. Clayton served on the Mississippi Law Journal and as Chairman of the Honor Council.

Mr. Clayton is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Clayton has served as a Special Justice on the MS Supreme Court and as a member of the Complaints Tribunal. He also speaks at trial practice seminars and has served on the MS Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Clayton has served as an officer and director of numerous civic and charitable organizations.

. Member: American Board of Trial Advocates; International Association of Defense Counsel; Lee County and American Bar Associations; The Mississippi Bar (Member, Young Lawyers Section; Board of Directors, 1975-1980, Selected, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi, 1981-1982; President, Fellows of the Young Lawyers, 1990-1991); Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Director, 1992-1995); Mississippi Bar Foundation (Director, 1992-1995). Fellow: American Bar Foundation; Mississippi Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
662-638-0089  Phone
662-620-7938  Phone
662-620-7939  Fax
University Attended:
Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, Mississippi; U. S. Court of Appeal, 5th Circuit; U.S. District Court of Northern District of MS; MS Supreme Court and all state courts; U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Tupelo, Mississippi, June 15, 1948
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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