Clayton D. Hackney
Clayton D. Hackney

Mr. Hackney joined Legon Fodiman in 2014. Prior to that, he was a partner at a boutique litigation firm in Coral Gables, Florida. His practice is focused on commercial litigation and real estate litigation. He has represented a variety of clients, from individuals and sole proprietorships to large Fortune 500 companies and multinationals, on a broad range of matters, including contract disputes, business torts, non-compete and trade secret litigation, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, commercial foreclosures, collections, creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings, and construction lien claims. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida.

Mr. Hackney has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2009, 2011, and 2013 – 2016 in the category of business litigation, and was selected by his peers as an honoree for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County Award in 2009.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Mr. Hackney earned a B.S. in International Business at San Francisco State University, and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in UM’s highly acclaimed Litigation Skills trial advocacy program. Mr. Hackney earned the Book Award in National Security Law, received the Dean’s Certificate in Federal Courts, and was included in the Dean’s List during multiple semesters. Mr. Hackney was also recognized in the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges” for 2005-2006.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Hackney managed the U.S. market expansion efforts of a leading Latin American software development company catering to the financial services industry. During the “” boom, he helped to develop an online subscription-based emerging markets research service, which was ultimately acquired by Thomson Financial.