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Clay McCaslin

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   14 reviews

also known as J. Clay McCaslin

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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    Louisiana - LA 21 years
    Texas - TX 22 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2002
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Clay

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Practice areas

Founded in 2005, the Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin is a Portland-based law firm that represents clients in personal injury cases, business law and commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, debtor-creditor disputes, and criminal defense. Whether you are a small business owner involved in a contract dispute or a person who has suffered an injury through no fault of your own, we are committed to resolving your legal matter with the highest degree of care and personal attention.


Clay McCaslin
1211 SW Fifth Avenue Suite 2250
Portland, OR, 97204


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | December 10, 2012
The epitome of an excellent lawyer
Clay took on my case when others thought that it wasn't worth it. They were wrong. My situation was slightly less common than other cases, and Clay took that as a challenge, one that had merit. He understood that what happened impacted my life and set out to make it right. Clay is determined, extremely knowledgeable, informative and above all empathetic. His communication is pristine; whether there was an update or not, he would check in to see how things were. Overall, the best experience I could have dreamed for. In my books, the epitome of an excellent lawyer. Thank you Clay.
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Posted by Devin | July 10, 2012
Best accident attorney I've met
After having some doubt about another area attorney, I was referred to Clay to discuss the handling of injuries I sustained in a car accident. During the initial meeting, I was confident in Clay as he brought up changes in an Oregon statute which ultimately gavel a higher settlement than I originally expected based on what the other attorney I consulted had told me. I can honestly say that I think Clay truly has his clients best interest at heart, and I'd absolutely refer any friend to him for legal assistance following an accident.
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Posted by Doris | July 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!!
I was referred to Clay through a business associate and friend who has very high standards for professional services. I was not disappointed! Clay was thorough in talking me through the process, his prices were fair, and his communication was excellent. He did an excellent job of dealing with an insurance company that was not only looking out for its own best interest, but was also very negligent in responding to us in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend him to others!!
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Posted by Amy Schrader | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Results I could ask for....
I had been been in car accident where the driver was under insured and I had to make claim against my uninsured motorist coverage. My insurance company started jerking me around with unnecessary treatments and less than recommended treatments that were not helping me until my pip coverage ran out then tried to deny my claim all together. That is when I obtained the services of Mr. Clay MacCaslin. He took over and helped me navigate my way through doctors appointments, depositions and taking my insurance company to court. I could not of asked for a better outcome and got my maximum amount I was entitled to for my coverage and now I can get my medical bills paid with a little in my pocket. it has been a long hard road and I am very happy with the results and I would recommend to anyone the services of Clay MacCaslin. Thank you!
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Posted by Shirley | January 12, 2015
Compassionate and Fierce Advocacy
The process of recovering from the negligence of others is arduous and painful. Through the compassionate representation and tough advocacy of Clay McCaslin, I was able to achieve physical, mental, and financial satisfaction at the end of an extremely complex set of cases. Clay's intelligence, expertise, and experience were key to successful negotiations and decision making. He was passionate about my welfare and fought like a tiger to protect my interests against the insurance companies involved. I highly recommend Clay as an attorney and advocate. Notwithstanding his talent in Personal Injury law, you will be well served by his representation in all areas of law within the scope of his practice.
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Posted by Julie Perri | October 11, 2014
Exceptional Attorney, Remarkable Human Being
Mr McCaslin was my attorney for an extraordinary civil case. I brought suit against The State of Oregon for the longterm abuse, neglect and endangerment my adopted children suffered while in state foster care. I filed as guardian ad litem on behalf of my minor children. The case already had a six year history when I brought it to Mr. McCaslin. He diligently read through the massive documents which took many months and meticulously built our case. His work ethic and professionalism is impeccable. I was entirely impressed with his sensitivity to the highly emotional and heartbreaking facts of our case. This is a man that truly cares at the deepest level about his clients, a man that is passionate about protecting the most vulnerable among us - our children. As a result of Mr. McCaslin's tireless efforts my children now each have special needs trusts. These funds have changed and will continue to change their lives immeasurably. Mr McCaslin is a exceptional attorney and remarkable human being. Without hesitation I would give him the highest possible recommendation.
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Posted by Jason | September 23, 2014
Attorney Understood Client's Auto Accident Concerns & Received Entire Amount Demanded of Liable Party
After being involved in an auto accident, I was soon stonewalled by the insurance companies for simple requests like visiting a chiropractor or massage therapist, not to mention the stress of having to beg for these necessities from companies who are trying to limit their liability. Clay McCaslin understood my concerns and frustrations, and fought aggressively on my behalf. His negotiations resulted in the maximum amount requested being awarded. If I ever need legal representation again, I will call Clay McCaslin.
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Posted by Shereece | March 18, 2014
Over all Great Person!
He is the best ,I would recommend him to anyone. He was more than a Lawyer to me. He helped me out alot when it wasn't my best of times becouse of myhorrible accident. He realy came through. He's a wolf in sheep clothing ! BUT!! in a GOOD!! WAY!!! He's Great!!
Posted by Percy | March 12, 2014
One Heck of a Lawyer
Clay was recommended to me by a co worker. Once I met with him I knew he was the one for the job. The thing I liked most about Clay ( and he told me this from the beginning ) is that he believed in me. Do you know how that feels when others think you are lying? Well, in the end we found out who was lying and it wasn't me. He also made me feel comfortable in a few ways. 1. Being in a lawyers office or going through this process can be intimidating. He kept every thing simple. From our meetings to explaining what was going on and where we were in the process. 2. He cared and believed in me. Whether we won or not ( and he always told me there was a possibility we might not ) he still believed in me not only as a client but also a person. Clay is a OUTSTSNDING LAWYER. I have recommeneded him to a friend and will continue to recommend him if I think some one needs his service.
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Posted by LK | July 9, 2012
Clay McCaslin was highly recommended by another attorney for a personal injury matter. I am very satisfied with the work Clay performed on my behalf. Clay is accessible and communication was straiaght forward and all details were correct and addressed. My experience with Clay McCaslin was very positive because he treated me and my case with understanding and importance.
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Posted by Peter | April 13, 2012
Highly competent attorney and good guy
Clay helped me recover medical costs and damages after I was run down by a car. He worked with my crazy schedule and absent-mindedness and did a great job of it. He's friendly, patient, and knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
Posted by Dave | October 25, 2010
You Want This Guy On Your Side
Clay was able to help me stay organized throughout my case. If something needed to be done, Clay made sure that it happened. He is easy to get along with, but will fights with the tenacity that my case required. At the end of the day, Clay was able to deliver the results I deserved. I literally referred this guy to a friend today!
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Posted by B. Zechenelly | September 24, 2010
Legal Services
Clay is very professional and direct to the point. He executes well on his assignments and obtains the desired results. I have utilized Clay's services on two different occasions. Each assignment deal with different case law. He thoroughly researched each assignment and formulated a comprehensive winning strategy. Would recommend him to anyone needing legal services that is consistent the type of case law that he specializing in.
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Posted by Matt | September 16, 2010
Highly Recommended
I contacted Clay on a recommendation of a mutual acquaintance when I began my search for an attorney in my area, I couldn't be more pleased with him. He went above & beyond on keeping me informed on all the necessary details of my case as they came up & guided me through decisions that I needed to make with realistic knowledge & experience. Bottom line is that I couldn't be any happier with the outcome of my case or my experience working with Clay! I highly recommend him & he will be the first person I call if I ever need any further legal assistance!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of J. Clay McCaslin
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Waters & Kraus
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Martzell & Bickford, APC
  • 2001 - 2003


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Frank Waterhouse v. City of Portland, et al
  • $55,000 verdict for Plaintiff, in addition to all of plaintiff's attorney fees and costs


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • Tulane Law Review
  • "My Jailor is My Judge: Kestutis Zadvydas and the Indefinite Imprisonment of Permanent Resident Aliens by the INS"
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Clay
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a skillful litigator that is fully committed not only to his clients but also to the rule of law. Mr. McCaslin's ability to tame the jungle of civil litigation allows him to ensure that his clients get the compensation they deserve. Clay is one of the greatest attorneys that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Clay works hard for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer him a client knowing that he would handle their case effectively and professionally."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a passionate defender of civil rights. I would not hesitate to call on him for advice as a colleague or a client."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a client's lawyer whose heart and keen mind are focused on bringing justice to his clients. I have known Clay for many years now, and I am continually impressed by his precision, the breadth of his knowledge, and his willingness to confront the abuse of power. Clients subject to the bureaucratic indifference of insurance companies or the reckless hand of authority should contact Clay for excellent advice and help."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Clay throughout his legal career, and have worked with him on several cases. I trust his intellect, and just as importantly, his passion for his clients. I have recommended clients to him without hesitation. With his energy and dedication, you can do no better."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a very professional lawyer who relates to his clients extremely well. His ability to navigate the complex litigation world for his clients makes him a great resource. I do not hesitate to refer clients to Clay for personal injury and general litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Clay McCaslin. I hired Clay as a contract attorney to help out in a complicated business fraud and embezzlement case, and we have worked on other cases in the past together. Clay is an attorney you can count on. His legal analysis is top-notch and creative. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clay is a terrific attorney that works tirelessly for his clients. He has excellent experience in both the federal and state court systems. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clay is very knowledgable in all litigation matters. We have worked together on several cases and discussed many more. I have always agreed with his approach. Clay is not afraid to take on the "big guy" to get justice for his clients. I recommend him highly."
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Portland Personal injury Lawyer Clay McCaslin
Clay McCaslin
Personal injury Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available