Clay Clement

Clay Clement

Business Trial Lawyer

San Francisco Bay Area
Law Practice

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Clay Clement's Overview

  • Mediator/Arbitrator at Resolution Remedies
  • Managing Partner at Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy
  • Partner at Arata, Misuraca & Clement
  • Associate at Cox & Cummins

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Clay Clement's Summary

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 member of the panel of ADR neutrals at Resolution Remedies, a major Bay Area provider of mediation and arbitration services.
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.


Business Litigation; Real Estate Litigation, Property Tax Litigation; Eminent Domain, Wine Industry Arbitration and Litigation

Clay Clement's Experience


Resolution Remedies

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Alternative Dispute Resolution industry

January 2001Present (13 years 10 months)

Mediator and arbitrator of business, real estate, corporate and other disputes

Managing Partner

Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy

November 1975Present (39 years)

Active litigation practice, with emphasis on business and real estate litigation, including property tax litigation, contract, broker liability, title insurance and lender cases.


Arata, Misuraca & Clement

January 1972November 1975 (3 years 11 months)

Litigation and real estate practice


Cox & Cummins

September 1968December 1971 (3 years 4 months)

Real estate litigation and eminent domain

Clay Clement's Skills & Expertise

  1. Property Tax
  2. Commercial Litigation
  3. Land Use Law
  4. Litigation
  5. Trials
  6. Arbitration
  7. Real Estate
  8. Corporate Law
  9. Mediation
  10. Appeals
  11. Employment Law
  12. Business Litigation
  13. Real Property
  14. Courts
  15. Dispute Resolution
  16. Bankruptcy
  17. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  18. Civil Litigation
  19. Trial Practice
  20. Intellectual Property
  21. Dispute
  22. Civil Rights
  23. Legal Assistance
  24. Real Estate Transactions
  25. Legal Writing
  26. Legal Research
  27. Class Actions
  28. Personal Injury
  29. Trade Secrets
  30. Unfair Competition
  31. Product Liability

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Clay Clement's Education

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

JD, Law


Activities and Societies: Member Moot Court Board

University of the Pacific

BA, History


Activities and Societies: Captain Varsity Water Polo Team (1964), Captain Varsity Swimming Team (1965), Senior Class President, President Blue Key Honor Society

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