Clay M. Patton

Clay M. Patton was born in East Chicago and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana.  He attended Valparaiso Community Schools from kindergarten thru high school, graduating from Valparaiso High School in 1990. Clay continued his education at Indiana University in Bloomington receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 while majoring in Criminal Justice.  He worked for two years as a Court Bailiff for Jasper Superior Court, gaining valuable experience while observing courtroom activities before beginning his formal legal education.  During law school, he served as a law clerk to the Indiana Attorney General.  After graduating from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1999, attorney Patton remained in Indianapolis for five years, working in both the private and public sectors, including his service as General Counsel for a State agency. He returned to northwest Indiana in 2004 and has been in private practice here ever since.

Attorney Patton has shown his commitment to giving back to his community through his representation of the following:

Portage Township (2011- Present)
Porter County Deputy Public Defender (2007-Present)
Porter County Drainage Board/Stormwater Advisory Board (2008-Present)
Porter County Election Board (2008-2013)
Porter County Public Library System (2016-Present)
Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County (2005-Present)
Town of Burns Harbor (2015-Present)


Indiana University, Bloomington (B.A. 1994)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 1999)


Supreme Court of the State of Indiana (1999)
United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana (1999)
United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana (1999)

Memberships & Activities

Indiana State Bar Association
Porter County Bar Association (President 2009)
Indiana University Alumni Association (Life Member)
Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis (2005-Present)
Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Academy 2006)
Family & Youth Services Bureau (2007-2012)
Valparaiso Schools Foundation (2010-2017)
Indiana University McKinney School of Law Alumni Association Board (2012-2018)
Valparaiso YMCA Board (2019-Present)

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