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Clay Leland is a Deputy Ravalli County Attorney in the State of Montana.
Clay previously served at The White House in the Office of White House Counsel as a Legal Intern and at the United States Senate as a Law Clerk for Senator Ron Johnson on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Clay graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law, where he was a two-year member of the National Moot Court Team. Clay competed and received awards in Moot Court Competitions in Boise (University of Idaho), Las Vegas (UNLV - Hon. Lloyd D. George Regional Competition), and New York City (St. John’s University - Duberstein National Competition).
Clay was awarded Best Brief and Best Overall Advocate Runner-Up in the McNichols Moot Court Competition. He was also recognized for Outstanding Achievement at the 26th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, which is widely seen as one of the Nation’s preeminent competitions where competitors argue leading bankruptcy issues that are likely to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Clay served in leadership positions with The Federalist Society (Chapter President), the Trial Lawyers Association (Student Vice President), the American Bar Association (National Law Student Division Liaison), and the American Bankruptcy Institute (Member).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List Honors: Many Semesters||University of Idaho College of Law||2018|
|Outstanding Achievement: Duberstein Moot Court Competition (NYC)||American Bankruptcy Institute||2018|
|Best Brief: McNichols Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Competition||University of Idaho College of Law||2017|
|Best Overall Advocate Runner-Up McNichols Moot Court Competition||University of Idaho College of Law||2017|
|Top Legal Memorandum: Legal Research & Writing||University of Idaho College of Law||2016|
|President's List & Dean's List Honors: Many Semesters||Gonzaga University||2015|
|Christopher M. West Memorial Award||Gonzaga University||2012|
|Attorney||Ravalli County Attorney's Office||2020 - Present|
|Law Clerk||United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson||2020 - 2020|
|Legal Intern||Office of White House Counsel • White House Counsel Pat Cipollone||2019 - 2019|
|Legal Intern||Eastern Washington University, Investigations & Athletics Departments||2017 - 2018|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montana State Bar||Member||2020 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2020 - Present|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||Student Vice President||2018 - 2019|
|American Bar Association||National Law Student Division Liaison||2018 - 2019|
|The Federalist Society||Student Chapter President||2018 - 2019|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2017 - 2019|
|University of Idaho College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2019|
|Gonzaga University||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration; Economics||2016|
|Montana Association of County Road Supervisors (MACRS) Conference; Montana Association of Counties||Montana Road Law - Attorney Panel Discussion & Mock Trial||2021|