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John Clayton "Clay" Caldwell is a former felony prosecutor with the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office. During his 11 year tenure as a prosecutor he tried over 60 cases to a jury, involving some of the most serious offenses, including Murder, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Felony Drug Possession and Driving While Intoxicated. Clay won more than 95% of those jury trials.
Clay received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston in 2004, where he focused his studies on criminal law, criminal procedure and juvenile law while also developing his jury selection and courtroom skills in the school’s advocacy programs. Clay has returned to his law school Alma Mater to serve as a guest lecturer on effective jury selection. During his time at South Texas College of Law, Clay received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in his Criminal Procedure and Marital Property classes.
Clay also has a Master of Public Administration degree (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (1999) from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. As a senior at Texas A&M Corpus Christi Clay was elected Student Body President and served on the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board for the Texas A&M System Chancellor.
Clay is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas for all State Courts and in the United States Courts for the Southern District of Texas. Clay’s practice area includes all State level criminal charges in Brazoria County, Galveston County and Harris County.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||02/17/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2021|
|The National Trial Lawyers Top 100||The National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Highest Grade - Criminal Procedure||American Juriprudence||2004|
|Highest Grade - Marital Property||American Jurisprudence||2003|
|Owner||Law Office of John C. Caldwell||2017 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Brazoria County District Attorey's Office||2006 - 2017|
|Owner||Law Office of John C. Caldwell||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||2018 - Present|
|Brazoria County Bar Association||2006 - Present|
|Texas District and County Attorneys Association||2006 - 2017|
|South Texas College of Law Houston||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||2004|
|Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi||Masters of Public Administration||2001|
|Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Fall 2017 Voir Dire Class||Jury Selection||2017|
|Assault Family Violence||Dismissed|
|Juvenile Assault Case||Pretrial Diversion|
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