Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2005
  • J.D., College of William & Mary, 2008, Order of Barristers
  • 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
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

M. Cabell Clay

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Member Cabell Clay practices general commercial litigation. Clay has assisted clients with trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, class action defense, regulatory defense, internal investigations, securities and mortgage fraud defense, contract claims, civil appeals, and Department of Labor agency disputes, among other matters. Active in pro bono work, she has also represented indigent clients in landlord/tenant cases, as well as victims of domestic violence. 

Of Note

  • Named to the 2017 North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, "Star of the Quarter" recipient, Fall 2016
  • Recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Young Lawyers Division’s (YLD) 2016 Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year Award
  • 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, 2011-2014
  • Safe Alliance Commitment to Justice Award, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, "Star of the Quarter" recipient, Spring 2013
  • Selected for the North Carolina Rising Stars list, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, for Business Litigation, 2014-2018
  • Recipient of the “Friend of the Association” Award, NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks, 2014
  • Recipient of the 2014 Sally and Bill Van Allen Public Service Award
  • Council for Children's Rights, Board Member, 2014-present


Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Division- Community Service Committee Member, 2008-2014
  • Charlotte Women's Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division- Legal Feeding Frenzy Co-Chair 2012-2013, Chair 2013-2014; YLD Executive Council and Executive Committee, 2014-present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, District 9 Representative, 2014- 2016
  • Special Assignment, Assistant District Attorney, Mecklenburg County Prosecutorial District 26, June 2013-November 2013