A retired Naval officer and graduate of Detroit Mercy Law, Ponce D. Clay continues to serve veterans in various capacities.

Ponce is the Founder and Principal of The Clay Group, LLC a professional services company that specializes in delivering tailored solutions to Veteran Owned Businesses. Additionally, he is the Managing Attorney of Clay Law, PLC a solution-centric firm representing the business, real estate and civil legal matters of its clients. His most recent community and public service includes Chairman of the Detroit Board of Ethics, Director of the Wayne County Veteran Services Division and Detroit Precinct Delegate 257. He had the privilege of serving in the World’s Greatest Navy for 23 years; retiring honorably. Ponce has matriculated from the Morehouse College, Air Force Command & Staff College, and the University of Detroit Mercy Law and Business schools respectively.

After retiring from the Navy in 2012, Clay headed to Detroit Mercy Law where he enjoyed the culture of public service through its free law clinics. He focused on Veterans law, public service interest, and federal level public administration, was a quarter-finalist in the 2013 G. Mennen Williams 1L Moot Court Competition, and held various student leadership positions, most notably as an Executive Board member in the Student Bar Association.

Practice Areas: General Civil Practitioner

  • Business Transaction/Formation
  • Landlord Tenant Representation
  • Wills & Estate Administration
  • Veterans Benefits Law
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Lawyer – Guardian Ad Litem

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