Michael B. Clayton and Associates Attorneys At Law Owner/Attorney Michael B. Clayton is joined by staff, Chamber Ambassadors and community members as he celebrates 20 years in business.
Michael B. Clayton and Associates Attorneys At Law Owner/Attorney Michael B. Clayton is joined by staff, Chamber Ambassadors and community members as he celebrates 20 years in business.

We recently helped Michael B. Clayton and Associates celebrate 20 years in business with a ribbon cutting!

Michael B. Clayton and Associates is located at 400 E Orange St in Santa Maria. The local law firm opened on November 1, 1996.  “It’s been a whirlwind tour for the last 20 years,” Michael B. Clayton, Attorney and Owner said. “I’ve enjoyed an immense portion of it, I’ve had a lot of fun doing it, and we’ve helped a lot of people.”

The law firm handles bankruptcy, criminal law, personal injury, family law, immigration and more.

Clayton knew from a young age that he wanted to practice law. “I remember I was six years old and watching a show on TV and there was a lawyer and I told my mom, ‘I want to be like him – look at how he’s helping these people out. I want to do what he’s doing’.”

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau Membership Manager Cara Martinez hands the ceremonial ribbon to Michael B. Clayton and Associates Attorneys At Law Owner/Attorney Michael B. Clayton. Congratulations on 20 years in business, and here's to 20+ more!
Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau Membership Manager Cara Martinez hands the ceremonial ribbon to Michael B. Clayton and Associates Attorneys At Law Owner/Attorney Michael B. Clayton. Congratulations on 20 years in business, and here’s to 20+ more!

Beyond practicing law, Clayton continues to try to give back to the community, and is an avid support of local veterans. “We do a veteran’s BBQ every year – we just finished are 16th BBQ,” Clayton said. “We served over 2,200 plates of food. We also participate in the parade of lights each year, and have santa here outside the office available for kids to see and take photos with.”

Clayton says he gets his desire to give back in whatever way he can from his grandmother, who passed away in 1990. “She taught me all of my values. She was a lady who barely made it with the money she had, but she spent every last dollar to help me,” he said. “And since I can’t give back to her now that she’s passed away, I’m going to continue to pay it forward and take care of the people who come into my office, because I know that’s what she would  have wanted.”

Clayton attributes the success of his law firm to the support he’s received over the years from family and friends, and also his staff. “To get here – to be doing what I’m doing – I’ve got a great staff,” he said. “and if it wasn’t for my great staff, all the work they do and the help they give me, I don’t think I could have done this. We are the team to beat, and I have them to thank for that.”

You can learn more about by visiting their office at 400 E Orange St in Santa Maria, calling their office at (805) 928-5353 or visiting their website HERE. Watch the video below to hear more from Michael B. Clayton about his business.