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Education
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2005
  • J.D., College of William & Mary, 2008, Order of Barristers
Bar & Court Admissions
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2010
  • Virginia, 2010
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013

M. Cabell Clay

Associate
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC
28202-4003

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Cabell Clay is an associate in the Charlotte office practicing general commercial litigation.  Ms. Clay has assisted clients in class action defense, regulatory defense, internal investigations, securities and mortgage fraud defense, contract claims, civil appeals, Department of Labor agency disputes, and trade secret litigation, among other matters.  Active in pro bono work, Ms. Clay has also represented indigent clients in landlord/tenant cases, as well as victims of domestic violence.

While in law school Ms. Clay was awarded "Order of Barristers" for excellence in oral advocacy.  Ms. Clay was a member of William & Mary's National Trial Team and Moot Court Board.

Of Note

  • UVaClub of Charlotte, Co-President, 2011-2014
  • William & Mary Greater Charlotte Area Alumni Chapter, Board Member, 2009-2014
  • Young Affiliates of the Mint, Board Member, 2011-present
  • Safe Alliance Commitment to Justice Award, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division "Stars of the Quarter" Award recipient
  • Selected for the North Carolina Rising Stars list, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, for Business Litigation, 2014
  • Recipient of the “Friend of the Association” Award, NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks
  • Recipient of the 2014 Sally and Bill Van Allen Public Service Award
  • Council for Children's Rights, Board Member, 2014

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Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division- Community Service Committee Member, 2008-present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors, elected 2012
  • Charlotte Women's Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division- Legal Feeding Frenzy Co-Chair 2012-13, Chair 2013-2014; YLD Executive Council and Executive Committee, 2014-present
  • American Bar Association- District 9 Representative, 2014- present
  • Special Assignment, Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County Prosecutorial District 26, June 2013-November 2013