Meet Tony Clayton

Attorney Tony Clayton

Personal Injury Attorney with Hundreds of Millions in Results

Tony Clayton represents families and individuals in a variety of personal injury cases. He graduated from Southern University’s Law Center and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1991. Clayton represents clients in a wide variety of legal matters, securing hundreds of millions for his clients in some of the largest verdicts in the state. He continues to help the people of New Orleans. Tony Clayton has had the privilege of serving the courts in other areas of the law, including District Court Judge for Louisiana Supreme Court and Special Prosecutor for East Baton Rouge Parish. Tony Clayton has also been featured in the 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine!

Tony is an avid hunter and fisherman who is deeply committed to preserving and protecting the wetlands that are so critical to the Louisianan way of life. It is his deep love of his state, as well as his calling to public service, that has led Tony to represent the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cases involving pipeline companies endangering our precious wetlands. For decades, Tony has protected communities throughout the greater Baton Rouge area, and he is now committed to doing the same for the natural beauty of our state. He will do everything possible to hold pipeline companies accountable for the damage they have caused—while also ensuring they clean up the mess they have left behind.

Career Background

Clayton has developed skills while working on a variety of practice areas, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Maritime & Offshore
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Toxic Torts
  • Property Damage Litigation

Tony Clayton's Victories

Clayton has been recognized for numerous achievements throughout his career. He won his first million dollar case just five years after passing the bar. In 2018, he won 3 cases that netted more than $81 million in settlements and verdicts. Clayton is also known for his prosecution of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, who was convicted of second-degree murder and died in 2016 while serving a life sentence at Angola Louisiana State. He also prosecuted Louisiana’s second-most notorious serial killer, Sean Gillis, who is currently serving a life sentence at Angola as well.


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude (1991)
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A. in Political Science (1988)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Southern University Law Center Alumni Organization
  • American Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance Board
  • Louisiana District Attorney Association


Tony Clayton has over 20 years of experience, and has successfully helped clients receive the best possible results for their case. Clayton is proud to continue serving the people of New Orleans and assisting them with the extensive knowledge and experience he has attained over the years.

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
Won for Our Clients

  • $171 Million Plant Explosion
    Our clients were in a massive plant explosion that left them physically and psychologically damaged, but we got a record settlement to help them recover.
  • $117 Million Spinal Injury
    Our client, a pregnant mother, suffered a catastrophic injury in her cervical spine while riding in an ambulance. We won her the largest single-injury verdict in Louisiana history.
  • $37 Million Amputation Accident
    Our client, a floating dock worker, won $37 million after losing his leg in a terrible accident.
  • $27 Million Industrial Disaster
    Our firm won a $13.7 million verdict for a group of plant workers who were grievously harmed because management cut corners.
  • $16 Million Plant Explosion
    A Louisiana jury returned a verdict of $16 million for our clients, who survived a massive plant explosion that management could have prevented.
  • $11.9 Million Bicycle Injury
    Our client was riding his bike when he was struck by a car, causing a skull fracture and brain damage. We won him $11.9 million in court.
  • $11 Million Truck Accident
    A woman suffered a severe spinal cord injury after she was struck head-on in a collision involving two dump trucks. We won her an $11 million verdict to ensure she recovered well.
  • $5.4 Million Billboard Injury
    Our client was injured in a car accident due to a dangerously placed billboard, but we were able to help her recover millions to get back on her feet.
  • $3.8 Million Burn Injury
    Our firm won $3.8 million for a little girl whose foot was burned due to a failed hot water heater. The jury ultimately found the apartment manager responsible.
  • $117 Million Ambulance Accident
    Source: The Advocate 8/12/2012. Suit No. 70538 Division D 18th JDC Parish of Iberville.

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