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Bridgett McDade Clayton,
Attorney At Law

401 E. Capitol St., Ste. 301
Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: 601-961-9494
Fax: 601-961-9495
Email: attybmc@bellsouth.net

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JUDGE BRIDGETT M. CLAYTON

personal injury lawJudge Bridgett M. Clayton is admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana; the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi; the Mississippi Supreme Court and all state courts in Mississippi. She is currently serving as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Jackson.

She is a Meridian, Mississippi, native and attended Meridian High School where she graduated with honors. She attended Meridian Community College earning her AA degree in 1980 with honors, the University of Mississippi, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1982 and the Mississippi College School of Law, earning her Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1994. While attending Meridian Community College, she served as President of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, received the L. O. Todd Academic Scholarship, received the H. M. Ivy Academic Scholarship and was named Who’s Who Among Jr. College Students. At the University of Mississippi, she was on the National Dean’s list and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Society and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. She was chosen by the University of Mississippi Associated Women Students as one of the Top Ten Minority Students. She was nominated as a candidate for the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1983 and 1985.

She has owned her own law firm for the past 16 years.  She represents clients from the plaintiff and defense prospective, in the following areas of law: employment, family, estates and trusts, personal injury and corporate defense.

She has served as an Assistant Hinds County Prosecutor. She has served as associate legal counsel with the Owens Law Firm for the Hinds County Human Resource Agency and the Hinds County Comprehensive Health Clinic which consisted of serving as legal counsel for the board of directors in the agency’s personnel, administrative and operational activities and litigation, and she served as associate legal counsel with Owens Law Firm for Jitney Jungle Stores of America, Inc. which consisted of defending the stores in Hinds County, Yazoo County, Washington County, Rankin County and Bolivar County in the circuit and county courts in personal injury lawsuits against Jitney Jungle. She is currently the board attorney for Hinds County Human Resource Agency, Inc. which consists of providing legal representation as defense counsel for the board. 

Judge Clayton has worked for the Mississippi Secretary of State Office, under the auspices of former Secretary of State Dick Molpus and Assistant Secretary of State to Constance Slaughter-Harvey, as Bureau Director of the Election Division, for the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, as well as a Grant Administrator and for the City of Meridian as a Community Development Specialist. 

Active in civic and social organizations in Meridian and Jackson, she has served as past president of the Meridian Community College Alumni Board of Directors, member of Lauderdale 2000 Leadership Program and a member of the Meridian Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. of which she was chosen Woman of the Year by the sorority in 1991. She has served as a board member of the Central Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation; the Middle Mississippi Girl Scout Council board of directors, where she served on the executive committee; the Magnolia Bar Association, where she served as a district representative for the central district, served on the Bylaws Committee and served as chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee; the Hinds County Bar Association, where she chaired the African-American Lawyers Committee and the Charles Clark Inn of Court. She is currently a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter, Inc.; the National Coaltion of 100 Black Women, Inc.; Magnolia Bar Association; Mississippi Womens Lawyers Association, where she serves as chair of the community service committe; the Metro Black Women Lawyers Association; the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association, where she served as a member of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Pro Bono Team for Hurricane Katrina.

At New Hope Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Dr. Jerry Young, she has served on the church’s Administrative Staff as chair of the Civic Social and Political Concerns Committee and chair of the Pre-School/Nursery Ministry. She has served as a member of the choir, on the Yuletide Committee and on the New Member Assimilation Ministry. She is currently a member of the Couples’ Ministry, Deaconess Ministry, Women’s Missionary Union, where she served as president, and she co-facilitates New Hope’s Pre-Marital Counseling Sessions with her husband. She was selected as New Hope’s 2008 Mother of Year, and she received the church’s 2009 Hope Award for Outstanding Jurist.

She enjoys reading, exercising and serving as a mentor for high school students interested in the field of law. Her proudest earthly treasures are her husband, Johnny L. Clayton, and their two children, Jabrina Nicole, who is also an attorney, and Joshua Chancellor.

In accordance with Philippians 4:13, it is her belief that she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her.

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Bridgett McDade Clayton, Attorney At Law
401 E. Capitol St., Ste. 301 Jackson, MS 39201
601-961-9494

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