Lisa Clay
Phone (312) 753-5302
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Experienced, Strategic and Independent

Lisa Clay is a lawyer because, to her, practicing law means being able to help people accomplish their personal and business goals. To be a solo attorney – unaffiliated with a traditional law office – requires maintaining the knowledge and independence to help her clients solve problems in creative and cost-effective ways.

As a solo practitioner she assists small businesses and individuals with practical and effective solutions to problems arising in day-to-day management, employment, and commercial disputes. She works hard to avoid litigation whenever possible, but pursues it when necessary.

Practice Areas

Lisa has nearly 15 years in practice. She currently focuses her practice on the following areas.

  • Employment and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment counseling, policies, manuals and handbooks
  • Family law counseling and litigation
  • Title VII, FLMA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA and related state litigation
    and administrative agency matters
  • UCC, FDCPA, FCRA, consumer fraud and related claims
  • Contract, fiduciary and tort claims
  • §§553 and 605 piracy claim defense
  • Copyright troll defense

Credentials

  • BA, cum laude, Valparaiso University, Political Science and Communications
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, Master of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • JD, with distinction, University of Iowa
  • 40 hour arbitration/mediation training (ISBA 2016)

Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar

Admissions

Ms. Clay is admitted to practice in Illinois (active license) and Washington, D.C. (inactive license).

Practice Philosophy

In every aspect of life, human intellect should be dedicated to doing the most good. Civility, generosity, compassion and pragmatism guide Ms. Clay's personal and professional conduct in all things.

"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." — Martin Luther King, Jr.