Paul O. Clay Jr. Attorney at Law
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About Paul O. Clay, Jr. Attorney at Law

Attorney Paul O. Clay, Jr.  has been serving southern West Virginia since 1976.  A native of  southern West Virginia, Paul O. Clay Jr. was born in 1951 in Charleston, West Virginia.

He graduated from West Virginia University in 1973 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in both History and English with honors, and was a member of the Honorary Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary Society.  Additionally, he served in the Student Legislature and was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity.

Mr. Clay attended Washing and Lee University School of Law, graduating in 1976 with his Juris Doctor.  During law school he was in the Legal Research Association, Western State Legal Aid Association, and served as a legal research assistant for the Virginia Polytech Institute Water Research Project.  He also met and married his wife Linda during this time. 

Since his graduation from law school and subsequent admittance to the State Bar of West Virginia in 1976, Mr. Clay has gained experience in insurance defense, litigation, residential and business real estate transactions, business transfers, as United States Trustee in Bankruptcy, and in major coal transactions (including leases, coal sales agreements, and business transfers).

Mr. Clay is admitted to practice in the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Circuit Courts of the State of West Virginia; United States District Court of the Southern Districts of West Virginia; United States District Court of the Northern District of West Virginia; and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

He has served as a District Committee Chairman for  the Character Committee of the State Bar, and Chairman of the Fayette County Public Defender Association.

Additionally, Paul is proud husband to Linda Clay, a Fayette County teacher.  He is the father of Christopher, Nathan, Katherine, and Rachael.  He has remained actively involved in his local church, Doggett Chapel, where he serves as Lay Leader and church pianist.

Attorney Paul Clay's Family
Back row from left to right: Nathan, Katherine, Nick, Christopher, and Stephanie
Front row from left to righ: Jonathon, Evelynn Hall, Evelynn Clay, Paul, Elizabeth, Linda, Rachael, Bryan, and Justin

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