Clay's 40-year legal career emphasizes litigation of all kinds in federal and state courts throughout Georgia and elsewhere at both the trial and appellate levels.
His practice has emphasized business and commercial litigation and larger and more complex cases, but he has also frequently represented individuals as plaintiffs and defendants in business and non-business contexts. He has spent a significant portion of his practice in the collection of large sums through litigation for financial institutions and other creditors. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of the acquisition and ownership of rural acreage and in real property litigation.
At this stage in his career Clay has the freedom to devote time and energy to the representation of clients whose legal matters may diverge from those addressed by recognized specialties. His intent is to accept representation in a limited numbers of cases that require a high level of personal attention and research. He has long experience with and a particular interest in matters involving church governance and religious liberty. For many years he has been associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, which seeks to protect the rights of religious believers and groups.