Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
Education & Qualifications
- Alberta Bar
- Manitoba Bar (Inactive)
- Juris Doctor (University of Manitoba)
Clayton was born in Innisfail, Alberta and grew up in Didsbury, Alberta. Growing up in a small town offered many unique opportunities. He was able to be a part of the Didsbury High School rugby team and the chess club. He was also an avid participant in organized hockey and the Scouts Canada organization. After Clayton graduated in 2007, He attended the University of Manitoba, undertaking a study of Philosophy with a minor in Computer Science while working part time. Clayton was offered early admission into law school in the fall of 2011 having completed only three full years of study. He started law school in 2011 at Robson Hall at the University of Manitoba. Clayton graduated in 2014 with a Juris Doctor and received his Call to the Manitoba Bar on May 20, 2015.
While in law school, Clayton was able to participate in the University Law Centre, a program run by Legal Aid Manitoba to provide legal services to impoverished accused. After volunteering for a year, he was offered a position as a Supervisor the following year. During his time at the University Law Centre Clayton handled hundreds of files including numerous sentencings, trials, and other motions.
Clayton articled with Tom Rees & Co in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tom Rees & Co is a criminal defence firm and he spent most of his time during his articling year assisting clients with bail applications and sentencings, making court appearances, and conducting research. When Clayton was called to the bar in May 20, 2015, he remained at Tom Rees & Co as an associate. As an associate, Clayton was responsible for providing his clients with excellent criminal defence.
In March 2016 Clayton decided to return to Alberta to bring his talents and knowledge to help the people of his home community. He is dedicated to providing clients with superior service and detailed legal information. Clayton prides himself on staying in excellent contact with his clients and being available whenever they need him. Clayton feels comfortable in any court setting, and he is confident that his clients will receive the best defence that can be mounted to any criminal charge.
In April 2016 Clayton joined Shim Law as an associate, responsible for all of the firms criminal files. Since joining the firm Clayton has expanded his practice to include representing clients on Family Law matters as well.
- Susan Loadman Memorial Award
- University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship