C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr.

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100 Brookwood Place
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P.O. Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259

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C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr.

Clayton joined Starnes Davis Florie in September 2007.


Clayton's practice is devoted to a broad variety of litigation matters, concentrating on business litigation, legal malpractice defense, and NCAA compliance.


* Obtained dismissal of a breach of fiduciary duty and negligence suit against a Virginia attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama for lack of personal jurisdiction.

* Obtained dismissal of a third party suit for contribution and indemnification asserted by a New Jersey law firm against an Alabama law firm in a legal malpractice case pending in the U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey.

* Successfully represented KKR in a securities fraud case arising from the leveraged recapitalization of the Bruno's grocery store chain.

* Successfully represented an NFL player in a civil case alleging assault and battery.

* Successfully represented a large hedge fund in a trade secrets and fraud case relating to the purchase of the international energy portfolio from the Enron bankruptcy.

* Obtained dismissal on behalf of a major university in a case involving the alleged conversion of the rights and royalties to medical compounds used in the treatment of Hepatitis C.

* Successfully removed bad faith and fraud claims against life insurance companies to federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction.

* Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in action arising out of child's injury that allegedly occurred after child took prescription drug manufactured by said company.

*  Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a defendant colon and rectal surgeon in a seven-day trial involving the alleged improper cessation of steroid therapy.

* Obtained a judgment as a matter of law in favor of a defendant critical care specialist arising out of the death of a 53 year old female who died in the Intensive Care Unit after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Honors And Awards

Clayton was featured as a "Young Attorney on the Rise" in the March 2012 issue of B-Metro Magazine. Clayton was selected for this honor based on his proven talent and professionalism in the legal industry and his dedication to community service. Clayton has also been named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 - 2016 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.

As a student at The University of Alabama School of Law, Clayton received the Dean’s Community Service Award and was elected into the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, where he served as President. He was also a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board, the National Tax Moot Court Team, which placed fourth in the country, and the Public Interest Institute Student Board. Clayton also served as President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and as an Associate Justice on the Law School's Honor Court.

Clayton graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with distinction.  At UNC, he was elected into Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Fraternity, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and was awarded the John Duke Baldridge Jr. Scholarship. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Undergraduate Honor Court. Clayton attended high school at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, FL where he served as Student Council President and President of the National Honor Society. At Bolles, Clayton also served as a member of the Honor Council and was named to the Rotary Club's All-County Academic Football Team.

Community Involvement

Clayton currently serves on The Bolles School's Board of Visitors, the Mountain Brook Sports Corporation's Board of Directors, and serves as the Vice President of the Birmingham Tip Off Club. Clayton is also an active member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and The Cathedral Church of the Advent, where he is an usher.

Clayton is a 2010 graduate of the Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum. He has also previously served as Co-Chairman of the Birmingham Chapter of the University of North Carolina Alumni Association (2008-2011), Vice President of Service for the Birmingham Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (2013), Secretary / Treasurer of the Lakeshore Foundation Junior Board (2013), Vice President of the Lakeshore Foundation Junior Board (2014), and President of the Lakeshore Foundation Junior Board (2015).

Speeches And Publications

* Introduction to Sports Law and Special Considerations for Collegiate Sports: NCAA Compliance,  National Business Institute's Webcast on Sports Law, December 12, 2013.

* Robert P. MacKenzie, III and C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr., "Jury Misconduct What Happens Behind Closed Doors," Alabama Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 3, pages 623-643, 2011.

* Jay M. Ezelle and C. Clayton Bromberg, Jr., "The Internal Affairs Doctrine in Alabama", The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 72, No. 2, Pages 143 - 147 (March 2011).

Related News

3/31/2017 Clayton Bromberg Successfully Represents a Homeless Man Through Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program

11/9/2016 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers

6/7/2016 Global Law Experts Select Starnes Davis Florie as Patent Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Alabama - 2016

5/1/2015 Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers

4/29/2014 Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014

1/28/2014 Starnes Davis Florie Announces Its New Partners Allison Adams & Clayton Bromberg

12/19/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Attorney Clayton Bromberg Presents at NBI's Webcast on Sports Law

12/19/2013 Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Elected to BBA's 2014 Young Lawyers Executive Committee

5/2/2013 Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013

12/14/2012 Starnes Davis Florie Associates Elected Leaders of the BBA's Young Lawyers Section

3/19/2012 Clayton Bromberg Named a "Rising Star" of the Birmingham Bar

5/3/2011 MacKenzie & Bromberg Publish Article in The Alabama Law Review

4/10/2011 Ezelle & Bromberg Publish Article in The Alabama Lawyer


Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
Business Litigation
Collegiate Sports
General Civil Litigation
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Professional Liability
Securities Litigation


J. D., University of Alabama School of Law (2007)
B.S., in Business Administration and History, with distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit