Charles L. Clay, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Pratt Clay LLC
 | 4401 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: 404-566-9460
Fax: 404-939-4750
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the co-founder of Pratt Clay LLC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, Charles L. Clay, Jr. provides representation to clients throughout the surrounding region and nationwide who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others. Representative matters that Mr. Clay has handled have included motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, defective products and wrongful death. Prior to his becoming a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Clay spent several years as a partner at a well-known Atlanta defense firm where he provided representation to product manufacturers, insurers and a variety of large and small companies before founding his current firm in 2013.

    A 1996 honors graduate of Furman University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, Mr. Clay pursued his legal education at The University of Georgia School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits.

    Mr. Clay is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his excellence in commercial and personal injury litigation.  Georgia Trend Magazine included him in its annual Legal Elite list. Mr. Clay has also received a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%General Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013

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    About Charles Clay, Jr.

    Admitted: 1999, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selection to the "Super Lawyers" list
    • An AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
    • Inclusion in Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite"
    • Recognition by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America”
    • Selection to the Fulton County Daily Report's "On the Rise" list, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • Past Member, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Member, American Association of Justice
    • Past Member, The Voice of the Defense Bar (DRI)
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Court of Appeals of Georgia

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Served as a Board Member for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Deposition Tactics and Strategies"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Jury Trial Strategy"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Distracted Driving Claims"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Handling Catastrophic Injury Claims"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Dram Shop Liability"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Premises Liability Claims"
    • Frequently Lectures and Writes on the Topic "Children's Products Liability in Georgia and Nevada"


    • Construction Accidents - Crane Accident Resulting in Amputation - $44,000,000
    • $3,300,000 verdict for client who was falsely imprisoned.  , 2019
    • Personal Injury - Motor Vehicle Collision - $4.4 million settlement, 2019
    • False Imprisonment - $3.3 million verdict - Cobb County, GA, 2019
    • Wrongful Death - Wrongful Death Verdict for Family of Man Shot in Night Club Parking Lot - $10,000,000
    • Wrongful Death - Wrongful death settlement - $4,415,000
    • Wrongful Death - Wrongful death settlement from construction accident - $4,415,000
    • Premises Liability - $3,000,000 wrongful death settlement for gunshot victim - $3,000,000
    • Premises Liability - Settlement on behalf of a foreign citizen who was robbed and shot at a mobile home park - $2,900,000
    • Wrongful Death - Disputed liability settlement for unemployed young man who was killed inside an apartment. - $2,000,000
    • Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement Against Commercial Shopping Center - $1,250,000
    • Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement for Injured Victim that Was Attacked in a Parking Lot - $1,000,000
    • Premises Liability - Premise Liability of High Crime Apartment Complex - $1,000,000
    • Premises Liability - Premises Liability Settlement Against Apartment Complex for Shooting that Occurred Inside an Apartment Unit - $1,200,000
    • Personal Injury - Personal Injury Settlement Against Product Manufacturer - $1,000,000

    Educational Background:

    • Furman University, with honors, cum laude
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    Office Location for Charles L. Clay, Jr.

    4401 Northside Parkway NW
    Suite 520
    Atlanta, GA 30327

    Phone: 404-566-9460

    Fax: 404-939-4750

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    Last Updated: 1/12/2021

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