Claude F. Clayton, Jr. | Member



Practice Areas

Business Litigation; Insurance Law; Product Liability; Personal Injury Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Commercial Law


Tupelo, Mississippi, June 15, 1948


Tulane University of Louisiana, B.A., 1971

Law School

University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973


American Board of Trial Advocates; International Association of Defense Counsel; Lee County and American Bar Associations (member, section on litigation); Mississippi Bar (Selected, Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi, 1981-1982; President, Fellows of the Young Lawyers); Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Director); Mississippi Bar Foundation (Director). Fellow, American Bar Foundation.


1973, Mississippi, US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), United States District Court Northern District of MS; MS Supreme Court and all state courts


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.