Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jerome A. Clay Jr. I am a father, educator, and Civil Rights advocate. My passion for social justice, equality and criminal justice reform evolved while attending Law School. In 2013, I decided to attend Humphreys Laurence Drivon School of Law where I received my law degree. My experience during law school was inspirational, encouraging, and innovative. My legal expertise includes but is not limited to: Collaborative Courts AB 109 and Prop 7 program, Criminal Defense, Taxation litigation, Employment Law, Civil Rights Law, Collaborative Courts, and the rehabilitating process for our youths and adults.
During my last two years of law school, I interned in the San Joaquin Public Defenders Office. I worked both exclusively and collectively on criminal reform. As an advocate, I strongly believe in second chances.
After law school, I did an externship for the Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento, where I drafted various appellate opinion(s). My appellate experience has taught me the importance of appellate work and to fight for your clients until the very end.
As the 2nd Vice President of the Stockton branch of the NAACP I have dedicated my time advocating for our members regarding Civil Rights Issues such as Employment law, Educational Law and Police litigation. I currently sit on a Stakeholders Committee for the San Joaquin District Attorney’s office regarding officer involved shootings.
I’m admitted to practice law in the State of California and I work alongside Ralph Cingcon aka the “Silver Fox”, who has been mentoring me for several years. With pride and humility, I was accepted to the University of San Francisco in pursuit of my LLM in taxation.
Civil Rights law is my passion and it gives me a purpose in life so I look forward to empowering and uplifting the community as a Civil Rights Attorney.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
I look forward to challenging the inequalities throughout this country.
Sincerely, Jerome A Clay Jr, Esq