Lafayette Personal Injury Attorney

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L. Clayton Burgess

Clayton Burgess started his legal practice in the year 1999. He has always been appreciated for being a fearless trial advocate who has handled multiple legal cases successfully. He has been included on lists such as “America’s Premier Lawyers” and has appeared in articles in Forbes and Newsweek. His success is the result of the diligence and commitment he brings to the legal profession.

Clay Burgess handles complicated personal injury, wrongful death, admiralty, and employment cases. He has appellate and motion practice experience against large companies. Clay Burgess is admitted to practice in Texas and Louisiana as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he is also admitted to practice in the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the Southern District of Texas.

Formerly an esteemed member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, he is also a participant of the State Bar of Louisiana, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the State Bar of Texas, and the Lafayette Bar Association.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1991, he attended the prestigious Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. He was a semi-finalist in the 1993-1994 Louisiana State University Flory Trial Competition and went on to receive his Juris Doctor in 1994.

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