W. Clay Massey is a trial attorney in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group. He focuses his practice on complex litigation, particularly in the areas of toxic torts and land use. He has tried multiple cases to verdict and has litigated a broad range of matters for domestic and international clients at both the trial and appellate levels.
His experience as trial counsel for clients includes matters in Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
He also has argued multiple matters in state and federal appellate courts concerning significant toxic tort and land use issues. Clay received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also was managing editor of the Tennessee Law Review.
Clay is a member of the Advisory Council for Hands on Atlanta, which provides volunteer services to individuals, families, and schools in the Atlanta area. He is a co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Mass Torts/Toxic Torts Subcommittee.
He has also served on LexisNexis’s National Advisory Board and as a committee chairman for the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also a recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award.