As a partner in the law firm of Spencer & Sundstrom PLLC, Clayton Lee Spencer serves clients in a variety of legal matters including Domestic Relations, Criminal Defense, Dependency, and in administrative actions involving Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services and Professional Licensing. Clayton frequently travels and regularly appears in courts throughout the State in the representation of his clients.
Clayton graduated with Honors from Western Washington University’s Department of Political Science in 1990 and enrolled in Lewis & Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon. After eighteen months of law school, Clayton was granted Rule 9 status and began representing clients in the District Court of Washington in and for Clark County. In May of 1993, Clayton graduated from the Northwestern School of Law with his Juris Doctorate and was admitted to practice before the Washington State Bar in November of 1993 (WSBA No. 23121). In November of 1998, Clayton was admitted to the Oregon State Bar (OSBA No. 98405). Due to the demands of his practice in Washington, Clayton resigned his Oregon State Bar membership in December of 2015.
In addition to his service as private counsel for clients, Clayton has also served in a number of public capacities. Clayton has served both as a public defender and as a prosecutor for the cities of Battle Ground, La Center, and Ridgefield, Washington. Between 2007 and 2012, Clayton and his partner, Chris Sundstrom, served as the City Attorneys for the City of Ridgefield, Washington. Presently, Clayton is a Judge Pro Tempore for the Clark County Superior Court and is an active member of the Clark County Bar Association and in the specialty Criminal Defense and Family Law sections of the Bar.
When not aggressively serving his clients’ interests in cases before the Courts of Washington, Clayton can be found enjoying the great outdoors through his passions for sailing, scouting, and watching the “World’s Most Beautiful Game,” if not actually refereeing a match or coaching a team.
Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
Juris Doctor – May, 1993
Western Washington University
B.A. – 1990
Major: Political Science