Clay is originally from Greenville, Mississippi, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Mississippi State University. After an extensive career in the wood products industry with Georgia-Pacific, Weyerhaeuser Company, and Sierra Pine Ltd., Clay pursued an old dream of attending law school, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Charlotte School of Law, achieving two academic excellence awards while there.
After bar passage and licensure in Tennessee, Clay and his wife Donna relocated to the Knoxville area, and enjoy living near the Smoky Mountains.
In addition to being an avid supporter of Mississippi State athletics, Clay is an electric blues guitarist in the Mississippi Delta tradition, and enjoys playing in his church’s worship band.
- J.D., Charlotte School of Law
- B.A., Mississippi State University