L. Clayton "Clay" Culpepper III

L. Clayton "Clay" Culpepper III

Evans Petree PC

Recognized since 2016

Memphis, Tennessee

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Banking and Finance

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Clay Culpepper serves as counsel for a number of businesses and aggressively advocates for injured individuals. Clay has litigated cases from Tennessee to California, in federal and state courts, in front of both juries and judges. Clay represents and counsels clients in various actions, including, but not limited to:

Significant Personal Injury:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Negligence

Business/Commercial Litigation:

  • Contract/transactional disputes
  • Partner/Shareholder disputes
  • Insurance coverage
  • Employment law claims
  • Construction law
  • Intellectual property disputes

Representative clients include a large transportation company, multiple commercial real estate businesses, banks, large equipment distributors, restaurants, entertainers and media personalities. Clay has also successfully litigated and obtained sizable settlements on behalf of numerous injured clients and estates involving claims including car accidents, truck accidents, playground accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death and other injuries resulting from negligence.

Clay is a member of the Tennessee, Mississippi and Memphis Bar Associations. He is a member of the 2012 Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Class. He has been selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list since 2013 and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2016. Clay is married to Suzanne Culpepper, a local artist and realtor, and they have two children. Clay and his wife are active in the Down syndrome/special needs community and are members of Fellowship Memphis Church.

Contact & Links


  • 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 800
    Memphis, TN 38120


  • The University of Memphis, J.D. , graduated 2004
  • The University of Tennessee, B.S. , graduated 1998

Evans Petree PC
Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee

36 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance

Special Focus:

  • COVID-19

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment


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