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Taking Creative Action to Defend Your Freedom
Excellent attorney successfully serving the accused for 40 years
Bill Clay P.A. II in Miami, Florida provides excellent legal representation to clients who have been accused of or are being investigated for crimes throughout the United States and internationally. William "Bill" Clay has 40 years of experience defending the rights of clients in both the state and federal criminal justice system. I am a highly respected criminal law attorney with a proven track record of helping my clients achieve the best possible outcomes. I uphold the highest standards in my legal services for every client - from case inception to conclusion of your criminal or forfeiture matter. I am known for my credibility among my colleagues and peers and have a familiar rapport with important decision makers. I have earned my reputation through successfully fighting to achieve favorable outcomes for those whose freedom is in jeopardy. I fully employ my expertise and significant knowledge to develop creative strategies to solve your legal problems. If you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation, call Bill Clay P.A. II today to schedule a free initial consultation and find out how I can help you.

Distinguished practice helping to ensure the best resolutions
Bill Clay is nationally recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to my:
-Skill - I am skilled in my practice and offer each client highly personal service and detailed attention so as to ensure that all of the important details are used in your best interest.
-Experience I bring to your case an extensive body of knowledge informed by 40 years of experience. I stay informed on current legal trends and have honed my instincts and creative faculties to represent my clients dynamically and effectively.
-Credibility - I maintain the highest degree of credibility and have an intimate understanding of state and federal courts, which helps ensure that you receive the best possible legal representation.

Dedicated to your defense in criminal law matters
Bill Clay P.A. II offers effective services to defendants in criminal law cases.
-Criminal law - In my criminal law practice, I defend clients in criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies in state, federal and international criminal cases.
-Drug crimes - I defend individuals who have been accused of drug crimes such as drug possession, trafficking, manufacturing, conspiracy and sale; DUI; prescription drug fraud; and more.
-White collar crimes - I have the knowledge necessary to successfully defend those who are being investigated for, or have been charged with, a white-collar crime such as embezzlement, fraud or tax evasion.
Main Office

Main Office
11440 North Kendall Drive
Penthouse 400
Miami  FL  33176

Phone
  • 305-595-0866
Fax
  • 305-595-9732
Criminal Defense
Criminal Law: Defense of State, Federal and International
Criminal Cases
An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For 40 years, Bill Clay has been fighting to defend the rights of clients nationally and internationally. I have built my reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of the state and federal criminal justice systems, and I have the knowledge and skill to ensure that you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

Bill Clay P.A. II represents clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-DWI / DUI / OWI
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Burglary
-Robbery
-Arson
-Rape
-Homicide — murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White-collar crime
-and more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Bill Clay P.A. II can help you get those charges sealed or expunged or can represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that Bill Clay strives diligently to help you overcome it and works tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
Bill Clay goes the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. I have taken an oath to provide exemplary service - an oath that I am dedicated to honoring. Through very careful preparation and significant attention to detail, my efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. I personally speak with witnesses; comb through police records; and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. Also, I bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help us prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Bill Clay P.A. II today.

Don't delay. Contact Bill Clay P.A. II today
When you have been charged with a crime, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference.

Bill Clay

Practice Areas
-Criminal Law
-Criminal Appeals
-Drug Trafficking
-Money Laundering
-International Criminal Law
-White-Collar/Business Crimes
-Witness Representation & Pre-Indictment/Pre-Arrest Representation of Suspects Under Investigation
-Grand Jury Practice
-Environmental Crimes
-Wiretap Cases
-Criminal Tax Cases
-Forfeitures
-Extraditions Representation
-Cooperation and Non-Cooperation Based Surrender and Plea Negotiations
-Insurance and Business Fraud
-Medicare and Healthcare Fraud
-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Cases
-Pornography Defense
-Sexual Crimes Defense
-Alien-Smuggling Defense
-Trafficking-in-Persons Defense

Admitted: 1973, Florida; 1978, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1980, Federal Trial Bar; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit; 1988, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1990, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Washington; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Law School: University of Miami, J.D.; Under Graduate School : University of New Hampshire , B.A. Psychology

Member: Dade County and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Past Director); Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Biography: Has been involved in numerous complex international criminal cases involving various countries, including, but not limited to Africa , Spain, Germany, England , Holland ,France, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Curacao , Aruba , Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay , Venezuela, Argentina , Chile , Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador , Bolivia and Antigua. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Book Award in Evidence. Senior Trial Attorney, Miami- Dade County Public Defender's Office, Miami, Florida, 1973-1978. 1978 to present in the private practice of law.

Born: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Languages: Spanish
Education
  • University of Miami
    Juris Doctorate

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