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Clay Dugas

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Born in Austin, Texas in 1956, Clay Dugas spent most of his life in Southeast Texas. Mr. Dugas graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1974. Mr. Dugas then attended undergraduate school at University of Texas, Harvard, and graduated University of Dallas in Irving, Texas in 1978. From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Dugas attended Baylor University School of Law and graduated at age 24. Mr. Dugas has four children: Frances, Will, Alex and Logan, and is married to Shannon LeDoux Dugas.

Mr. Dugas is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory awarded Mr. Dugas an AV rating, which means very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards. Quoting from Martindale-Hubbell, The AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Trial Lawyers Associate, and the American Association for Justice. He was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Clay was chosen by his peers and clients in the 2014, 20th edition of Best Lawyers in America.

To date, Mr. Dugas has tried approximately 150 jury trials to verdict. He has obtained over 35 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 Million Dollars.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 80%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Clay. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Clay is one of the best Plaintiff's trucking accident attorney's in the country. His knowledge of the trucking industry and the hundreds of regulations that must be followed by the trucking companies and their drivers is impeccable. He is tenacious in his representation of his clients, and will fight to see to it that his clients are well compensated for their losses. I have worked with Clay on several cases over the past 18 years that i have been an attorney, and he regularly impresses me with his demeanor, knowledge of the law, and his compassion for his clients.


    Steven Parkhurst Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Clay Dugas And Associates

805 Park Street
Beaumont, TX, 77701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198109/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice Award - Trucking AccidentsAvvo2014
Top VerdictVerdict Search2014
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers, Inc.2014
Top Texas VerdictsVerdict Search2013
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top Texas VerdictsVerdict Search2012
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top Texas VerdictsVerdict Search2011
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top Texas VerdictsVerdict Search2010
Top Texas VerdictsVerdict Search2009
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2005
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyClay Dugas & Associates1988 - Present
AttorneyMaloney, Jefferson and Dugas2001 - 2004
AttorneyDugas & Powell1985 - 1988
Legal CounselTexas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence1983 - 1983
AssociateLouis Dugas, Jr. & Associates1981 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal InjuryMember1992 - Present
Habitat for HumanityBoard MemberN/A
Texas Bar FoundationLifetime MemberN/A
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaAdvisory BoardN/A
The Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Citizen's Coalition For Nursing Home ReformMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Professional Society on the Abuse of ChildrenMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commercial Truck Driver Under The Influence In AccidentSettled for $1 Million
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)OnStar2014
The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)Potential "Over Regulation" Bias In Your Jury Trial2014
The Lawyer's Logbook (Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America)Top Guns Take Flight2013
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of DallasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of TexasN/AN/AN/A
Harvard UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 APITLA National Interstate Trucking ConferenceHow Technology Can Improve Safety in the Trucking Industry While Increasing Profits2015
Entrepreneur Symposium at High Point UniversityEntrepreneurship In The Legal Industry2014
National Interstate Trucking Super Summit II - Top GunsHow Your Client's Airbag Control Module Can Improve Your Case2013