J. Michael Clay received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he graduated with honors in 1988. In 1991, he graduated in the top 1/3 of his class from the University of Houston Law Center.


While attending the University of Houston Law Center, J. Michael Clay worked as a student attorney for the University of Houston Legal Aid Clinic, where he handled family law cases exclusively. Additionally, he served as an intern law clerk to the late Judge John Montgomery in the 309th District Court of Harris County, Texas (a court dedicated exclusively to family-law matters). During his second and third years of law school, J. Michael Clay worked as a law clerk for general-practice attorney Oscar Nipper, Esq., where he continued to work as a staff attorney following graduation until 1992.

In 1992, J. Michael Clay moved to San Antonio, where he began practicing as a solo practitioner and created The Law Office of J. Michael Clay, P.C. Since that time, J. Michael Clay has helped hundreds of clients in and around Bexar County, Texas, primarily in family law matters.

J. Michael Clay is a member of the Texas Bar Association (Family Law Division) and the San Antonio Bar Association. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice law in all Texas courts, and is also licensed to practice in the Federal District Court (Western Division of Texas).

Client Reviews

Mr. Clay exceeded my expectations. I was fighting for custody and child support with a bully of an ex. He was tough with the other lawyer and made sure that I was not taken advantage of. His knowledge and experience was very apparent. I highly recommend Mr. Clay to anyone needing legal aid.

K. Aleman

Absolute pro! If you need a Lawyer that truly understand law and can answer any question you present him with, Mr. Clay is your man! I am extremely happy to have him represent me! Picking a lawyer is like picking a real estate agent. So many, so it can be hard but let me tell you I am 100% happy...

P. Martinez

Mr Clay represented me during my divorce in 2011. He was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process. He is very reasonable and is hands down one of the best attorneys in San Antonio, Texas. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney!!!!!

B. Johnson

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