Jason Clay received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1994. In 1995, Mr. Clay began his career with the Alameda County Public Defender's Office where he served as a Deputy Public Defender for over 11 years. In 2006, Mr. Clay left the Public Defender’s Office to start his own solo practice, and in 2008 he co-founded Clay & Bowen LLP, a law firm focused on criminal defense, civil rights litigation, and personal injury. In addition to acting as trial counsel in over two dozen criminal cases that were tried to verdict, Mr. Clay has also spoken as an instructor at the CPDA/CACJ annual Capital Defense Seminar held in Monterey, California, and at Morrison & Foerster's Black History Month Celebration. From 2010 through 2012, Mr. Clay served on the Board of the Charles Houston Bar Association. From 2010 through 2013, Mr. Clay served on the Alameda County Bar Association Board of Directors in the capacity of Vice President in 2012 and President-Elect in 2013. In 2013, Mr. Clay was hired as a Commissioner of the Alameda County Superior Court.