Lydia Clay-Jackson

Lydia Clay-Jackson – Lawyer


Areas of Practice

State and Federal, Criminal, Trial, and Appellate Practice


Certified Legal Specialties

Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Bar Admissions

Texas, 1985

United States District Courts

  • Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

United States Supreme Court



University of Houston

  • J.D.-December 1984
  • Honors: Distinguished Service Award

University of Texas at Arlington

  • B.A.-1972

Cottey College

  • A.A.-1970


Seminar Lecturer

Dean, Texas Criminal Trial College

Lecturer, “Theories & Themes,” The Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Project Skills Course, Texas Criminal – Defense Lawyers’ Association, 1996

Lecturer, “Community Supervision,” Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998

Lecturer, “Motion for New Trial,” Conference of Criminal Appeals, University of Texas Continuing Legal Education, 2005


Honors and Awards

State Bar Criminal Justice Section

  • Council Member

State Bar Committee on Legal Issues for the Poor in Criminal Matters

  • Member, 2000-2010
  • Vice Chair, 2008


Professional Associations and Memberships

College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow

Walker County Bar Association, Member

Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Member, 1989-Present

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

  • Member, 1986-Present
  • Board of Directors, 2006-2007
  • Secretary, 2007
  • Treasurer, 2008
  • 2nd Vice President, 2009
  • 1st Vice President, 2010
  • President, 2012 -  2013

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Institute, Chair, 2008

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member


Past Employment Positions

Montgomery County, Assistant County Attorney, 1988-1998