Clay Humphries Partner

Clay Humphries has 35 years of experience successfully representing some of the nation’s preeminent companies (including several Fortune 500 companies) in cases involving a wide array of litigation in both state and federal court, before judge, jury or arbitrator, particularly matters involving employment disputes including:

  • Race discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Sex discrimination and harassment
  • Disability discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Workers comp retaliation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Retaliation claims
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Wage & hour (FLSA)
  • Layoffs and plant closings (WARN Act)
  • Labor arbitration
  • Employee handbooks and work rules
  • Drug testing
  • Polygraph examinations

His broad trial experience also includes the successful defense of cases involving:

  • Negligence / gross negligence
  • Breach of contract / warranty
  • Fraud
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Slander
  • Personal injuries
  • Intentional Infliction of emotional distress
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Inadequate security
  • False arrest
  • Assault and battery
  • Truck and motor vehicle accidents
  • Wrongful death / survivor claims

Clay works closely with HR Directors and company management to advise on all types of employee issues, craft employee manuals and company policies involving work and safety, including COVID19, and assisting with internal investigations.

Clay is rated AV Preeminent (5.0) by Martindale Hubbell.  He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and in federal court in the Northern District of Texas and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Clay is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Practice Areas


1985: University of Texas School of Law
J.D. with Honors
Austin, Texas

1982: University of Texas
B.B.A., Finance
Austin, Texas

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Northern District of Texas
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