Clayton E. Clement

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Santa Rosa, California

Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Inc.
Clayton E. Clement
Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Inc.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Eminent Domain, Real Estate

Licensed in California since: 1969

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Inc.

3333 Mendocino Ave.
Ste. 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Phone: 707-523-1181 Email: Clayton E. Clement Visit website


Clay Clement is a business trial lawyer. His practice is largely devoted to real estate litigation, including property tax, broker liability, eminent domain, partnership and other business disputes involving real property. He has also handled contract, anti-trust, unfair competition, false advertising, title insurance and employment litigation. He has handled major property tax cases throughout California involving oil, gas, geothermal and refinery properties. He has also handled escrow and title insurance disputes, contract cases and many cases involving the wine industry. He has tried over 100 cases before state courts in more than 15 California counties, federal district and bankruptcy court and before assessment appeals boards and state administrative agencies. Mr. Clement is an honors graduate of the University of the Pacific and received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.  In addition to his practice, he has taught real estate and litigation subjects at Kennedy Law School, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and the Hastings College of Law Business Litigation Institute. Mr. Clement is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, two organizations where membership is available only by invitation and only to the most capable and experienced trial counsel.  His biography has appeared in Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in every year the list has been published, starting in 2004, when he was named one of the Top 100 lawyers in Northern California.

First Admitted: 1969, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sonoma County Family YMCA
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Artemis Wildlife Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League
  • Board Member, Sonoma Land Trust, 2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Blood Bank of the Redwoods
  • Assistant Soccer Coach, Santa Rosa High School
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Instructor, Hastings Business Litigation Institute
  • Career of Distinction Honoree, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2010
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Development
  • Oil & Gas

Office location for Clayton E. Clement

3333 Mendocino Ave.
Ste. 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2004

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