Shareholder L. Clayton Culpepper III*

Rated by Super Lawyers 

Clay Culpepper serves as counsel to an array of businesses and individuals.  He aggressively advocates for the interests of his clients with zeal and integrity. He represents and counsels clients in various actions including but not limited to:

  • complex commercial contractual/transactional disputes
  • insurance coverage
  • employment law
  • intellectual property disputes
  • entertainment law
  • contract negotiation and drafting
  • significant personal injury

Recently, Clay successfully defended an employer against discrimination and retaliation claims before a jury in Federal court.  He has also successfully defended a client in a heavily contested international contract claim before a Federal jury in California, ultimately resulting in settlement after a obtaining a hung jury.  He is experienced in multiple forums and in trying cases before both judge and jury.  He is also experienced in adversarial proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and other intellectual property related matters. Representative clients range from large public corporations to individuals.  Representative clients include large transportation company, multiple commercial real estate businesses, banks, large machine distributors, restaurants, entertainers and media personalities and a wide range of others.

Clay has also successfully litigated and obtained sizeable settlements on behalf of numerous injured clients.  His representative injured clients involve claims ranging from automobile accidents to playground accidents and slip and falls, and everything in between.

Clay has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers (multiple years), The Best Lawyers in America (multiple years), and Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40.

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 recipient
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars list
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Litigation- Banking and Finance
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers 2017


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