Eric Lee Clay

Hon. Eric Lee Clay
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):

Appointed 1997 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Michigan, 1972
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1972
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of North Carolina, 1969

Honors and Awards:
John Hay Whitney Opportunity Fellow, Yale University

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Arbitration Association

Attorney Discipline Board of Michigan
Hearing Panelist

U.S. Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
Life Member

Merit Selection Panel on U. S. Magistrate Judges, 1980 - 1981

U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Merit Committee for Eastern District of Michigan, 1986 - 1987

Sixth Circuit Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution

Local Rules Advisory Committee of the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1992 - 1995

Mediation Tribunal Associationof the Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, 1993 - 1997

State Bar of Michigan, 1972 - Present

Wolverine Bar Association, 1973 - Present

American Bar Association, 1973 - Present

Detroit Bar Association, 1973 - Present

Detroit Bar Association
Board of Directors

Detroit Bar Association, 1988 - 1990
Co-Chairperson, Public Advisory Committee

Michigan Society of Hospital Attorneys, 1978 - 1997

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, 1978 - 1977

State Bar of Michigan Insurance Law Committee, 1984 - 1986

Bar of District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1997 - Present

Disrict of Columbia Bar Association, 1994 - Present

Yale Law School Association, 1990 - 1993
Executive Committee

Life member

Detroit Chapter, 100 Black Men

Museum of African American History of Detroit

Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association

Past Employment Positions:
Chambers, Stein, Ferguson & Lanning, Summer Law Clerk, 1970

Lewis, White & Clay, Detroit, Partner and Chairman of Litigation Department, 1973 - 1997

Honorable Damon J. Keith, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Law Clerk, 1972 - 1973

State of Michigan, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1974 - 1975

Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1948, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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