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J. Clay Christensen

Christensen Law Group

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J. Clay Christensen

Christensen Law Group

Clay graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1983, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Accounting and Economics. He achieved his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma. Clay graduated with the highest honors and was top 3% of his class. During law school, Clay received many awards including the American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts II, Remedies, Oil and Gas and the Dean Earl Brown Award. He was also named Top Ten Freshman and Top Ten Senior Men while in college and Order of The Coif while in law school.

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Practice Areas

Education:

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, Top 3%, 1986
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1983 (Accounting and Economics)

Bar Admission:

  • All Oklahoma State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Litigated in Over 10 States and Federal Courts including the 8th Circuit and 5th Circuit Courts
  • Texas Bar Association

Published Opinions:

  • Blaser Farms v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 893 F.2d 259 (10th Cir. 1990)
  • CD Partners v. Grizzle, 424 F .3d 795 (8th Cir. 2005)
  • Carter v. Schuster, 2009 OK 94, 227 P.3d 146

Awards & Honors:

  • Top 10 Freshman – Oklahoma State University
  • Top 10 Senior Men – Oklahoma State University
  • Order of the Coif – OU Law School
  • Super Lawyer
  • Preeminent Ranking by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations and Publications:

  • Numerous presentations on numerous issues such as Banking, Healthcare, Agriculture, and Bankruptcy in the private and public sectors
  • Obama Care – A Pyrrhic Victory, Oklahoma County Medical Society Bulletin, September 2012, Co-Authors, D. Wade Christensen, JD, J. Clay Christensen, JD, L. Nazette Zuhdi, JD, LLM, Adam W. Christensen, JD, MBA and S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PHD, JD
  • Accountable Care Organizations, Oklahoma County Medical Society Bulletin, November 2012, Co-Authors, D. Wade Christensen, JD, J. Clay Christensen, JD, L. Nazette Zuhdi, JD, LLM, Adam W. Christensen, JD, MBA and S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PHD, JD
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2, Oklahoma County Medical Society Bulletin, February 2013, Co-Authors, D. Wade Christensen, JD, J. Clay Christensen, JD, L. Nazette Zuhdi, JD, LLM, Adam W. Christensen, JD, MBA and S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PHD, JD
  • CRNA and Supervisor Liability, Oklahoma County Medical Society Bulletin, June 2013, Co-Authors, D. Wade Christensen, JD, J. Clay Christensen, JD, L. Nazette Zuhdi, JD, LLM, Adam W. Christensen, JD, MBA and S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PHD, JD
  • Oklahoma Workers Compensation Act 2011, Oklahoma County Medical Society Bulletin, June 2012, pages 25-26, Co-Authors, D. Wade Christensen, JD, J. Clay Christensen, JD, L. Nazette Zuhdi, JD, LLM, Adam W. Christensen, JD, MBA and S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PHD, JD

Community Leadership & Activities:

  • The Sarkeys Foundation – Board Member, 2011 to Present
  • Oklahoma Venture Forum – Former Chairman
  • Deer Creek Schools Foundation – Former President
  • Crossings Community Church - Member
  • Oklahoma City Mineral Law Society - Member
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J. Clay Christensen

Clay graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1983, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics. He achieved his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma. Clay graduated with the highest honors and was top 3% of his class. During law school, Clay received many awards including the American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts II, Remedies, Oil and Gas and the Dean Earl Brown Award. He was also named Top Ten Freshman and Top Ten Senior Men while in college and Order of The Coif while in law school.

J. Clay Christensen has been a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City for over 29 years. After practicing for about 25 years and being a primary owner in other firms, Clay decided he would like to work with others to build a law firm founded on the principle of providing the Oklahoma community with quality legal services. Clay also felt the need to begin this business after numerous clients requested him to go out and open an independent firm. Therefore, in April of 2011, Clay and others began Christensen Law Group, P.L.L.C. with six attorneys and the firm has been growing rapidly since that time.

Clay is a member of the State Bar of Oklahoma, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, Oklahoma City Mineral Law Society, Board Member of The Sarkeys Foundation, and the Oklahoma Venture Forum. He was the former president with Deer Creek Schools Foundation and former chairman of the Oklahoma Venture Forum and a director of numerous private companies around the State of Oklahoma.

In addition to maintaining a full case load, he is the managing partner of the firm. Clay specializes in the litigation of banking law, health law, employment law, agriculture, commercial, bankruptcy, and oil and gas. He is an experienced litigator with numerous successes before courts in many states.

As an attorney, Clay has achieved numerous honorable transactions. He has performed a $100,000,000.00 credit agreement for integrated dairy and retail sales business; $7,500,000 credit facility for large independent oil and gas producer, negotiated the purchase or sale of many businesses; Established numerous franchises; Multi-state litigation on dealer/distribution issues; Debtor in possession financing for nursing home; Medicare fraud and abuse; Home health business litigation and transactions; Hospice representation; and assisted living center litigation and transactions.

Clay enjoys spending time with his wife, Gail, their three children, and his two grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling the world and attending sporting events.