Chuck Clay

About Attorney Chuck Clay

"We take action with confidence, not with ego."

Chuck Clay is a husband, father of three, and truly authentic lawyer who combines a highly competitive spirit with client-centered objectives. Chuck’s greatest professional satisfaction is using his creative intellect for the benefit of his clients.

He began practicing law in 1999 after graduating with honors from Furman University and the University of Georgia School of Law. Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC was founded in 2013 with an exclusive focus on personal injuries and civil disputes. Prior to forming Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC, Chuck had a distinguished career as an equity partner in a preeminent defense firm and has represented fortune 500 companies, product manufacturers, small companies, insurers, and many individual clients. This past experience allows him to evaluate cases quickly and accurately and to identify the core issues at the heart of complicated disputes. He is fortunate to have retained many close relationships that provide unique opportunities to move cases quickly and bring more value to the client.

Chuck has national experience that includes litigating in 25 states and trying numerous multi-million dollar cases, including the case of a crane accident victim which returned a verdict of $44 million. He takes pride in being able to explain complex situations in simple terms. The variety of litigation also appeals to Chuck, whose expertise spans numerous sub-specialties: Catastrophic injuries, premises liability, trucking litigation, product liability, dram shop liability, foodborne illnesses, workplace accidents, medical malpractice and distracted driving claims.

In his years of practice, Chuck has earned a host of professional awards and legal honors. These include:

  • Selection to Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Recognition by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for personal injury litigation
  • Inclusion in Georgia Trend’s “Legal Elite"
  • Selection to the “Super Lawyers" list
  • Selection to the Fulton County Daily Report’s 2012 “On the Rise” list
  • An AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Less than one-half of one percent of attorneys are admitted to the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America, a peer-selected, aggressively diverse, invitation-only society comprised of 3,500 top trial lawyers from around the country. This distinction truly sets him apart as one of the most effective and respected advocates anywhere.

Chuck is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is currently a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association of Justice, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Atlanta Bar Association. In the past, he has also served as a mentor through the Georgia State Bar's Program for beginning lawyers, and is a past member of the DRI and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

Outside of his practice, Chuck is a frequent lecturer and author on topics such as distracted driving claims, handling catastrophic injury claims, dram shop liability, children’s products liability in Georgia and Nevada, jury trial strategy, deposition tactics and strategies, and premises liability claims.

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