Clay M. Shockley

Clay Shockley

Born and raised in southern Idaho, Mr. Shockley is a proud fifth generation Idahoan. In the spirit of true pioneers, Clay’s parents still reside on the farm that has been in the family for over 100 years. Clay’s interest in the law began when he was a young boy growing up in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he was deeply influenced by several prominent local attorneys.

However, Clay’s legal career was most profoundly impacted by his father-in-law, attorney John W. “Jack” Barrett. Clay began his legal career in Mountain Home, Idaho, as an associate with the law firm Hall, Friedly & Ward. Thereafter, in 2000, Clay joined Sasser & Inglis, P.C. where he practices across a broad spectrum of areas.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Adoptions
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Products Liability

Professional Associations

  • Idaho Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court No. 130

Education

  • Law School: University of Idaho, J.D. 1993
  • Undergraduate: Boise State University, B.A. Political Science, cum laude, Minor in secondary education, 1990

Bar Admission

  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court of Idaho

Personal

Clay and his wife of 23 years are the proud parents of two children and enjoy supporting them in all their numerous activities. Additionally, Clay enjoys raising quarter horses and gardening. Clay’s approach to life and the practice of law has been profoundly influenced by his favorite quote from Abraham Lincoln: I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Significant Representation

  • Tamarack Resort Litigation – Represented MHTN Architects, Inc. in a mechanics lien foreclosure proceeding regarding the Tamarack Resort and addressing the novel issue of whether architects have lien rights under Idaho’s mechanics lien statutes. Obtained a favorable ruling for MHTN Architects, Inc. upholding the validity, priority and amount of over $1,000,000 for MHTN’s mechanics lien.
  • Mallonee v. Idaho Dept. of Corrections and Mike Yae – Represented former Idaho corrections supervisor Yae against former state employee Mallonee’s allegations of violation of 42 U.S.C. §1983. Obtained summary judgment, upheld on appeal, that Yae did not stigmatize Mallonee and that Yae was entitled to the defense of qualified immunity.
  • Fredrickson v. Dan Lafferty Construction, Inc. – Represented Lafferty Construction in an action brought by the Fredricksons, adjacent land owners to the City of Bliss waste water treatment plant. The Fredricksons alleged claims against Lafferty Construction arising from its work on the waste water treatment plant, including blasting and rock removal/crushing. Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Lafferty Construction against all claims and causes of action alleged by the Fredricksons.
  • WFS Financial, Inc. v. Dennis Dillon Auto Park & Truck Center – Represented Dennis Dillon Auto Park & Truck Center against WFS Financial, Inc.’s allegations of breach of financing agreement. Successfully obtained summary judgment for Dennis Dillon Auto Park & Truck Center against all claims and causes of action alleged by WFS Financial, Inc.
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