Claude F. Clayton, Jr


Claude F. Clayton, Jr. | Member

Practice Areas

Business Litigation; Insurance Law; Product Liability; Estates; Construction Litigation; Insurance; Business and Commercial Law


Tupelo, Mississippi


Tulane University, B.A., 1971

Law School

University of Mississippi, J.D., 1973


American Board of Trial Advocates (President of the Mississippi Chapter 2015-2016);  Mississippi Bar (The Outstanding Young Lawyer of Mississippi, 1981-1982); President, Fellows of the Young Lawyers; Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (Director); Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation (Director); Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; William C. Keady American Inn of Court.


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


Mr. Clayton has more than forty years of experience in business, commercial, construction, contract, estate, trust and insurance litigation. In 2009, he completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute's mediation course and serves as a mediator in addition to his litigation practice. He represents business entities including furniture manufacturing companies and businesses that supply components to furniture manufacturers.

Mr. Clayton was selected by The Mississippi Business Journal as one of 2017's Leaders in Law. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers®. He is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, where he served as President of the Mississippi Chapter for 2015-2016.  Claude is AV® Preeminent 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 of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

At the University of Mississippi, Claude served on the Mississippi Law Journal and as Chairman of the Honor Council.

Listed in
Best Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers®
Martindale-Hubbell® "AV Preeminent" Rated

115 North Broadway Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone  662-620-7938
Fax  662-620-7939

[email protected]

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