Chuck Clay, Jr.

Pratt Clay, LLC
4401 Northside Pkwy NW Ste 520
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 566-9460

Chuck Clay is a father of three, little league baseball coach, 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. Chuck began practicing law in 1999 after graduating with honors from Furman University and the University of Georgia School of Law. He founded Chuck Clay and Associates in 2013 with an exclusive focus on personal injuries and civil disputes. Prior to forming Chuck Clay and Associates, 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.  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. Education University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia J.D. - 1999 Honors: cum laude Honors: Moot Court Team Furman University B.A. - 1996 Honors: cum laude Honors: With Honors Pro-Bono Activities Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Treasurer/General Counsel Atlanta Lawyers Club, Member Little League Baseball, Coach Professional Associations Atlanta Bar Association, Member Lumpkin Inn of Court, Member Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member American Board of Trial Advocates, Member American Association of Justice, Member Defense Research Institute (DRI), Past Member Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Past Member Honors Super Lawyers, 2016-2021 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars - 2009, 2011-2013 Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Preeminent Rating Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation, 2012-2013 Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow Georgia Trend, Legal Elite Fulton County Daily Report, "On the Rise" List, 2012 Representative Cases Construction Accidents - Crane Accident Resulting in Amputation - $44,000,000 Wrongful Death - Wrongful Death Verdict for Family of Man Shot in Night Club Parking Lot - $10,000,000 Wrongful Death - Wrongful death settlement - $4,415,000 Wrongful Death - Wrongful death settlement from construction accident - $4,415,000 Premises Liability - $3,000,000 wrongful death settlement for gunshot victim - $3,000,000 Premises Liability - Settlement on behalf of a foreign citizen who was robbed and shot at a mobile home park - $2,900,000 Wrongful Death - Disputed liability settlement for unemployed young man who was killed inside an apartment. - $2,000,000 Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement Against Commercial Shopping Center - $1,250,000 Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement for Injured Victim that Was Attacked in a Parking Lot - $1,000,000 Premises Liability - Premise Liability of High Crime Apartment Complex - $1,000,000 Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement Against Apartment Complex for Shooting that Occurred Inside an Apartment Unit - $1,200,000 Personal Injury - Personal Injury Settlement Against Product Manufacturer - $1,000,000 Current Employment Position Founder/Trial Lawyer