Experienced and Strategic
Clay graduated 5th in his law-school class and received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1999. After practicing 18 years with Kansas City's largest law firm, Clay brings proven experience and success to provide more personal attention to you and your legal matters.
Represented Fortune 100 companies in high-stakes litigation throughout the country.
Represented national and local banks, lenders, and financial institutions in simple and complex litigation.
Attorney for small businesses, managing resources effectively for cost-effective results.
Strong advocate for fiduciaries with 12 years of estate & trust litigation experience.
First-chair trial experience in Kansas and Missouri in both jury and non-jury trials.
Argued hundreds of motions, including successful summary-judgment and dismissal motions.
Proven record of effective advocacy on appeals.
Represented individuals, colleges, and small businesses in trust and estate disputes and probate actions
Clay is a committed to professionalism and giving back to the community:
Current Commissioner for Blue Valley Recreation Commission
Past President of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City
Past President of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Church Council at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas
Past co-chairman of planning committee for Stems: A Garden Soiree for Johnson County Arts & Recreation Foundation
Founding Member and Chairman of the Blue Valley West High School Father's Club
Past KBA Legislative Committee
10+ years as LAKC Skippy & Skivvies Drive Chair or Captain benefitting Operation Breakthrough in KCMO
10+ years coaching youth baseball
Blue Valley West HS Booster Clubs: Basketball, Football, Band, Theatre
Recipient of LAKC's Public Service Award
Johnson County Bar Association
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Lawyers Association of Kansas City
Leadership Overland Park: Class of 2008
Blue Valley Legislative Education & Advocacy Group
Dedicated to Family
Clay and his wife, Sherri Martin Norkey, a prominent pediatrician, together have nine children. (L-R: Sam, Elijah, Kelsey, Henry, Clay, Sherri, Ryan, John, Will. Not pictured: Evan, Spencer.) Clay is dedicated to family, local schools, and developing our future generations.