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L. Clayton Burgess
Clayton Burgess is primarily practicing and licensed attorney in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Louisiana with almost 30 years of legal experience.
He has growing practice in Mass Torts specifically in Zantac, Hair Straightener and Camp Lejeune.
He opened his own practice in 1999. He is an impressive trial advocate as he has successfully tried and won numerous large dollar verdicts. He has been included on lists such as “America’s Premier Lawyers” and has received wide media coverage in reputed magazines such as Forbes and Newsweek. His success can be attributed to the tireless devotion to his work.
Clay Burgess handles a wide array of complex personal injury, wrongful death, admiralty, and employment litigations. He has considerable experience in appellate cases against large companies.
He practices in Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Louisiana. Apart from this, he also practices in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is known for his in-depth knowledge in the area of personal injury litigations.
Formerly, he served on the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. Clay is also an esteemed member of organizations such as the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Mississippi, the State Bar of North Carolina, the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Tennessee, the State Bar of Louisiana, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Lafayette Bar Association. He is a highly sought after speaker on personal injury cases.
L. Clayton Burgess has been recognized and cases featured in several reputed News & Media organizations, including:
He attended college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He attended the Paul M. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University after receiving the Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. Clay Burgess was semi-finalist in the Louisiana State University Flory Trial Competition during 1993-1994. He received his Juris Doctor in 1994.
Marc K. Gnade
Marc K. Gnade is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Missouri.
Marc was born and raised in St. Charles County Missouri. He graduated from St. Dominic High school and received his BS in Political Science at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg Missouri. He graduated law school in 2000 from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has his license to practice law both in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Gnade has practiced all types of law over the last twelve years. His main concentration has been in Civil defense representing insurance companies and major fortune 500 clients such as Chrysler LLC.
University of Tulsa College of Law
August 1998-May 2000
Juris Doctorate, May 2000
GPA 3.25/4.0, Dean’s List, Top 25% of graduating class AMJUR Award-Civil Procedure
Thomas Cooley School of Law
August 1997-May 1998
GPA 3.35/4.0, Dean’s List, Top 20% of class after one year
Central Missouri State University
August 1993-May 1997
B.S. Political Science, May 1997
GPA 3.32/4.0, Dean’s List
Attorney Fenton, MO (Nov 2012-Present)
Job Duties– Civil defense work and insurance subrogation work. I deal with car accidents and slips and falls and Workers Compensation cases. I also handle small criminal cases and traffic tickets. I also draft and write contracts for the business law clients (i.e. business contracts for banks and computer systems). Also gave a risk assessment to the client on all cases that I handled (approximately 700 current files) This included telling the client what the case was worth, what it should settle for and what the liability would be if we lost at trial.
Boggs, Boggs & Bates
Attorney Clayton, MO (February 2009-Nov 2012)
Job Duties– worked on Workers Compensation Defense cases and Civil cases dealing with construction law, Premise Liability and automobile accidents. Attended Pre-hearings, mediations, and trials. Also wrote briefs and attended depositions. Also handle subrogation cases.
Simon and Associates
Attorney St. Louis, MO (January 2008-January 2009)
Job Duties– Worker’s Compensation cases. I attend PHC, mediation and participate in trials. I also take depositions (medical, party, witness). I also write briefs and motions. Also gave a risk assessment to the client on all cases that I handled (approximately 200 current files).
McGlynn & Luther
Attorney St. Louis, MO (January 2006-December 2007)
Job Duties– Work primarily on Medical Malpractice Defense cases and Product liability cases. Attend hearings, case management conferences and scheduling conferences. Also write legal briefs and take depositions. Also gave a risk assessment to the client on all cases that I handled (approximately 200 current files) This included telling the client what the case was worth, what it should settle for and what the liability would be if we lost at trial.
Boggs, Boggs & Bates
Attorney Clayton, MO (February 2003-January 2006)
Job Duties– Worked on Workers Compensation Defense cases and Civil cases dealing with construction law, Premise Liability and automobile accidents. Attended Pre-hearings, mediations, and trials. Also wrote briefs and attended depositions. Also gave a risk assessment to the client on all cases that I handled (approximately 200 current files).
Evans & Dixon
Attorney St. Louis, MO (April 2001-January 2003)
Job Duties– Worked on Workers Compensation cases. Attended Pre-hearings, mediations and trials. Wrote briefs and attended depositions. Also worked on subrogation cases for the civil department. Also gave a risk assessment to the client on all cases that I handled (approximately 200 current files).
Liza Trahan, a valued member of The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess, has recently obtained her license to practice law in the State of Washington. Liza is a native of Mississippi and graduated with special honors from Brookhaven Academy in Brookhaven, Mississippi in 2011. Following graduation, Liza attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and graduated
Magna Cum Laude. In 2018, Liza graduated from Loyola Law School in New Orleans earning a Juris Doctorate. While at Loyola, Liza served as a member of the Moot Court team.
Following graduation, Liza became licensed in all Louisiana state courts along with The United States District Court for the Western District. She is also a Member of Louisiana State Bar Association and the Lafayette Bar Association.
In July of 2019, Liza also became licensed in Mississippi, certifying her to practice in all Mississippi state courts along with all Mississippi federal courts which include: The United States District Court for the Northern District of
Mississippi and The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Liza is a member of the Mississippi Women Lawyer’s Association along with the Mississippi Young Lawyers Division.
Liza’s current practice primarily focuses on mass tort litigation including the handling of Camp LeJeune and Zantac cases. Liza is the primary attorney for our firm that is assigned to all state and federal court litigation in the state of Mississippi. Liza primarily practices out of our office location in Flowood, Mississippi.
Cole H. Delcambre
[email protected]/P 337 234 7573 Ext. 3
Cole Delcambre is an associate at L. Clayton Burgess, APLC where his focus is on personal injury litigation.
Cole received his B.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018 and his J.D., cum laude from Southern University Law Center in 2021. During law school, Cole held a clerkship for three years at a law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Cole’s main goal is to make each client feel like they are the only client that he has. He strives to make sure the long and difficult process runs as smoothly as possible for the client. He will be up front and honest and fight for your case like it is his own. It was not always Cole’s desire to become an attorney; however, he learned this was the best way to help people and quickly gained an immense passion for the profession. Cole also has a passion for golf and other sports when he is free.
“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” -Shannon L. Alder
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