Mr. Clayton is a native of Alexander City, Alabama and follows in his father’s footsteps as a lawyer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Auburn University. Mr. Clayton was active with the student government association during his undergraduate studies and maintains his involvement as a Life Member of the Auburn University Alumni Association. He continues to give guest lectures each semester to Auburn students.
Mr. Clayton received his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Mr. Clayton also studied International Comparative Law at the University of Durham in Northumberland, England. His law school studies were heavily focused on trial techniques and procedures in both state court and national forums. Mr. Clayton’s legal education is further complimented by his practical work experience during law school, focusing primarily on medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.
After joining the Firm, Mr. Clayton expanded his practice to include representation of employees who have been denied proper wage payments and overtime compensation as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Coordinating class action and collective action lawsuits across the United States, Mr. Clayton represents thousands of employees’ claims for violations of federal and state wage laws. He also represents clients who have been injured in aviation-related accidents.
Mr. Clayton is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast and enjoys activities such as scuba diving, sailing, fishing, and flying. He currently serves as President of the Over The Mountain Touchdown Club and Chairman for the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. This award is given to the best college football coach in the country as voted on by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama.