Our Team

Practice Summary

Paul Clay has over 35 years’ experience representing school districts as general counsel and as litigation counsel. In addition to serving as general counsel to a number of large, small, and mid-sized school districts throughout Washington State, he has successfully litigated a number of high-profile cases. He is a regular presenter and lecturer on a wide variety of school district legal topics at universities and professional organizations.

Practice Groups

  • General Counsel; Labor & Employment; Litigation


  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1987 Editor in Chief—Washington Law Review
  • B.A., Washington State University, 1983 Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Background

  • Stevens Clay, P.S., Partner, Attorney, 1992–Present
  • Paine Hamblen, LLP, Attorney, 1991–1992
  • Karr Tuttle Campbell, Attorney, 1987–1991

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit


In his spare time, you might find Paul standing in a river fly fishing for trout. If not actually in a river, he might be at his desk tying flies or building fly rods. He also loves to spend time with his two daughters and his wife of over 30 years, who first caught his eye when they attended junior high school together.