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Daniel Clayton

The Law Office of Daniel Clayton
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Daniel Clayton
The Law Office of Daniel Clayton

Tennessee Office

The Law Offices of Daniel Clayton

104 Woodmont Blvd Ste. 122

Nashville, TN 37205



Arizona Office

7400 N Oracle Rd

Suite 150-442

Tucson, AZ 85704






Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist (Tennessee)

As a Civil Trial Specialist certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and a Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist, Daniel L. Clayton is a highly knowledgeable legal professional. More than that, he is extremely compassionate and understanding. He knows that his clients are going through difficult situations, whether due to a serious accident or incident of medical malpractice.

Daniel L. Clayton is a 7 time recipient of a Lawyer of the Year Award from Best Lawyers, and has been named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list every year since 2006. In addition, he is also listed in the Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee and Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville. Super Lawyers recognize attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.

A Strong Track Record of Success

Daniel has had great success in and out of the courtroom on behalf of injury victims, which has led to him giving numerous presentations across Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia. He has tried cases in surrounding states such as Alabama and Kentucky.

Daniel has secured impressive case results over the years. He has resolved several high-profile cases, earning local and national media attention including record setting medical malpractice verdicts and car wreck verdicts.

From car accidents and medical malpractice claims to birth injuries and brain damage, Daniel has the legal expertise to handle a diverse range of cases.

When not working on a case for one of his clients, Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors. He can be found hiking and biking in Tucson, running a half marathon, fishing, playing golf with his son and 3 sons-in-law, or competing in a game of tennis. Above all else, Daniel enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Awards & Accolades

Best Lawyers in America since 2010

Selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-present)

Top 50 Lawyers in Nashville by Super Lawyers® (2012-present)

Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee by Super Lawyers® (2007, 2010-present)

AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2010-present)

2023 Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

2022 Nashville “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Law

2020 Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

2018 Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

2016 Nashville “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Law

2015 Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

2012 Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

Voted "Best of The Bar" by Nashville Business Journal


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (President 2007-2008)

Nashville Bar Foundation (President: Board of Trustees 2020-present)

Member, Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association (2023-present)

American Board of Trial Advocates

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Nashville Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Tennessee Bar Association

American College of Barristers (Senior Counsel)

Community Involvement

Daniel also believes in giving back to the community, serving as a leader in this area. Growing up with a family that cared about service and giving back to others, community involvement comes naturally to Daniel. He has served as an elected member on the Franklin Special School District Board of Education, where he was named Treasurer, and has assisted many mission teams to Mexico, Jamaica, and around the U.S.

Daniel and his wife have served as foster parents to more than 25 children. Other organizations Daniel and his family support include Graceworks Ministries, Faith Family Medical Clinic, and Mercy Children’s Medical Clinic.


University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee – 1987, J.D.

Honors: National Semifinalist Member, National Trial Moot Court Team

David Lipscomb University – 1984 B.A.


Tennessee 1987

Arizona 2021


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