Gerald S. (Jerry) Clay is a 40-year construction industry legal veteran. A founding partner of the law firm, his professional focus in on the continuing needs of developers, design professional, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, material suppliers and sureties – both large and small.
Mr. Clay also assists investors who have lost money as a result of fraud, negligence or other wrongful acts committed by stockbrokers and financial planners. He is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a national bar association whose member attorneys are dedicated to the representation of investors in disputes with the securities industry. He has assisted his clients in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars in these matters.
Co-author of the popular “Before You Sue” introduction to mediation, he has also published may learned articles and books on construction law and alternative dispute resolution. Today, he is recognized pioneer in ADR application to construction and business.
A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, Mr. Clay received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburg. He is an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University’s MBA program and has served as adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii Law School, teaching construction law.
Mr. Clay is a popular and frequent lecturer on the topics of mediation and construction law.
Associations & Memberships
Hawaii State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Arbitration Association
Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc.
General Contractors Association of Hawaii
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
The American College of Civil Trial Mediators
Honolulu Rotary Club
Hawaii State Bar (1974)
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (1974)
J.D. (1967), University of Michigan School of Law
Bachelors in Business Administration (1963), University of Pittsburgh
Awards & Recognition
U.S. News Best Lawyers in America – 2017 Lawyer of the Year (Construction Law, Honolulu, Hawaii)
U.S. News Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Rated by SuperLawyer
Honolulu Magazine’s – Best Lawyers
Author of Before You Sue (an introduction to mediation book)
Author of The Complete Guide to Creative Mediation (as published in the AAA Handbook on Mediation)
Author of Mediation: Justice without Going to Court, Hawaii Bar Journal, May 2016