ROBERT CLAYTON, ESQ.
BA, The Johns Hopkins University, 1984
JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1987
State Bar of California
United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Maryland
United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
Drafted District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Title 16 Chapter 16-10 (“Secondhand Dealers and Junk Dealers” regulations) adopted by the District of Columbia City Council and implemented by the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (“DCRA”) effective September 2012.
Appeared on the award-winning Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU 88.5 FM Washington, DC) arguing on behalf of District of Columbia small business owners opposing proposed changes to the District's secondhand dealer laws. Air date: May 30, 2012. Topic: “Business Licenses and DC’s ‘Vintage’ Stores”
Conference speaker at the 2000 Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (“BESLA”) Annual Conference.
First chair trial attorney in over forty (40) civil trials.
Appellate opinions: Folkes v. Bufford, Calif. Court of Appeal Case No. B190336 (2nd Dist. Div. 1)(03/28/2007); Folkes v. Bufford, Case No. B175903 (2nd Dist. Div. 1)(2005); Warlick v. Trader, Case No. B169330 (Div. 2)(2004); Seckel v. Blumka et al., 73 F.3d 370 (9th Cir. 1995).