Paul Clay has over 25 years experience representing school districts as general counsel and as litigation counsel.  In addition to serving as general counsel to a number of school districts throughout Washington State, he has litigated a number of high profile teacher discharge cases and other cases.  He is a regular presenter and guest lecturer on a wide variety of school district legal topics at universities and professional organizations.  

Paul graduated from the University of Washington Law School where he served as Editor in Chief of the Washington Law Review.  While in Law School, Paul served as a Legal Intern for the Seattle School District General Counsel’s Office.  Paul received his B.A. degree from Washington State University in Political Science and Economics where he served as President of the Student Senate and was selected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. 

Previously, Paul worked as an attorney in education law and complex commercial and employment litigation for the Karr Tuttle Campbell Law Firm in Seattle, Washington and as an employment lawyer for the Paine Hamblen Law Firm in Spokane.  Paul has volunteered as a Commissioner of Spokane’s Chase Youth Commission and has served on the Washington Council of School Attorneys Board of Directors.  Paul is married with two children.