Posted by Brooke
Life changer… I was alone and scared in a court room for the first time facing felony charges. I did not have an attorney as I thought I couldn’t afford one. There it was I observed Mr. Clayton charismatically interacting with his clients, DA, and the Judge. He impressively was able to collaborate with all sides and I knew he was the guy I needed on my side. I reached out to his office; his staff got me in right away and after the meeting with Mr. Clayton, I felt something I hadn't in a long time, peace. Mr. Clayton worked out a payment plan for me, advised all the pro's and con's and kept me up to date with the status at all times. Most importantly Mr. Clayton always treated me as a person, not a criminal. He never made me feel less because of my wrong doing and he consistently fought as hard as he could for the best outcome. I will continue to recommend Mr. Clayton to my friends and family and he will always be the first I seek counsel from. Thank you Mr. Clayton!
Posted by Mabery
Told us upfront of what to expect, what he thought he could do for us regarding the situation and what costs would be associated. Most importantly, he made it happen. He & his team was readily available by email &/or phone when needed and he was always very clear in the communication process. He went above and beyond. Would recommend his services to others and use him again to represent us if needed. Thank you!
Posted by Estevan
At 19 years old, I relocated to Santa Maria,CA from Colorado and was looking for a part time position in a law firm. I had an interest in studying to be a lawyer and pursued an up close experience. I visited many law firms, but in every occasion could not get myself past the receptionist. When I walked into Mr. Clayton's office I was seen by him fairly quickly. Although Mr. Clayton was not able to offer me a position, he spent at least an hour with me giving me advice and explaining his lawyer experience. When was the last time any person got to receive an hour of legal advice for free?!
In a time when the populace has a blemished view of the lawyer profession, Mr. Clayton stands out as an outlier of being an authentic and caring individual. I also know that Mr. Clayton looks after his community. He allowed my father and I to volunteer for Veteran's Day when he would rent the local Veteran's Hall and offer a free plate of piping hot Santa Maria BBQ to the community!
Mr. Clayton knows the time tested truth that a person reaps what he sows. He has sowed hard work and humility, may he reap all the benefits that always come to a man of such actions.
Posted by larry. w
Mr.Clayton is indeed a credit to his profession.his experience and concern in handling my legal case was unsurpassed.he truly cares about his clients. I would HIGHLY recommend him and trust him to the fullest.He is #1
Posted by a client
Michael has helped me greatly. He reviewed my case in a very timely manner and was very professional in handling my needs. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a sincere and truly helpful lawyer. Thank you again Michael and God Bless.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client
Michael Clayton helped me tremendously throughout the entire case. He was always willing to listen and took time to review and study my case. I was very happy to see him so willing to defend me. He told me from the beginning he was certain I would be found not guilty. He is always easy to contact and he really boosted my confidence when I felt overwhelmed. Once I hired him the court case sped up quickly and finally I started to see a lot of progress. At the end of the trial I finally got to hear the words “Not Guilty”. It was a HUGE sense of relief and I am very impressed with how I was represented!
Posted by Miguel
Hi everyone I would like to thank Mr. Clayton and I wish to share the story of how he helped me get my life back. I recently graduated college as a teacher and was looking to starting my carrier here in the central coast. With only a month of being here I found myself in problems with the police and the charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor a misdemeanor charge. Unfortunately this charge threw my chances of being in the education system and all my hard work to the trash, this charge also in reality did not reflect the person I was. I was lost, sad and disappointed I had no idea what to do or where to go. I want to say God helped me because I walked into Mr. Michael Clayton's office in reality expecting to hear the worse. Mr. Clayton was very professional and I believe took my case to heart as he promised to help me and that he did he lowered my charges to an infraction and thanks to him I know have an opportunity to be a great educator and I feel like if he gave me a second chance. I want to thank Mr. Clayton and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a time of need.
Posted by Heath Burinda
From the moment I hired Mr. Clayton to defend me, I was confident I had made a good choice. Mr. Clayton & Mr. Rydell faught for me and achieved an outcome that was even better than I expected. They are men of thier word and in this day & age, that quality is becoming harder and harder to find. I would recommend Michael Clayton & Associate's to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
Posted by Marjorie
Michael Clayton represented me during the traumatic process of filing bankruptcy. He was knowledgeable, responsive and compassionate. His advise was sound and when a problem arose
he was an advocate for me and his intervention allowed me to retain an asset that enables me to
continue to live independently at age 80.
Posted by Steven
I obtained Mr. Clayton's services after fleeing the state on my case due to finances and being a single father. Mr. Clayton was able to pull my warrants and get my sentence reduced down to EM, when I was looking at jail time originally. He was receptive to not only my needs but my children's as well. I've had 2 attorney's prior to Mr. Clayton for other issues, but Mr. Clayton is the only attorney that had truly been committed to his duty and services to you and at a reasonable fee. Hands down, great attorney! Thank you Mr. Clayton!!