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Staff Attorney

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 2, 2023

Position Summary:

The Staff Attorney will be responsible for managing consumer disputes across multiple business sectors within the Clayton family of companies.

As part of the Clayton in-house litigation team, the Staff Attorney will report to the Associate General Counsel. They will work closely with outside counsel, business leaders, and legal coordinators to resolve a variety of matters, including consumer disputes. The Staff Attorney will assist with developing legal strategies supporting effective and efficient dispute resolution.


  • Builds familiarity with core legal areas: consumer warranty, consumer contract litigation, personal injury disputes, financial services (lending and insurance)

  • Able to manage outside counsel and consumer disputes with limited attorney oversight

  • Able to identify issues in consumer litigation with oversight by AGC

  • Jury trial and/or final arbitration hearing experience preferred

  • Learns HUD Code

  • Learns laws and regulations governing factory built housing, tort claims, and financial services disputes

  • Works with different business units on legal matters with limited AGC oversight

  • Learns to identify when to escalate legal matters to AGC

  • Learns to utilize outside counsel and resources effectively and efficiently

  • Identifies business stakeholders and builds trust/rapport

  • Solicits input/review on complex issues.

  • Responds timely to AGC and GC

  • Able to work with and provide direction to Legal Coordinators

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Admission to Tennessee Bar

  • 1-2 years litigation/arbitration and pre-trial practice experience preferred

  • Superb legal research, writing and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong time management skills

  • Must be resilient and handle feedback with ease

  • Learns Clayton’s business operations

Why Clayton?
Full-time team members have the flexibility to create their own health, dental, and vision benefits package. Clayton provides competitive 401K programs, including investment options and company matching for full and part time employees after one year to help our team members achieve their financial goals. Additional benefits include paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and more.
As part of Clayton’s commitment to Opening Doors to a Better Life, Clayton is now providing paid time for Team Members to volunteer to causes that are meaningful to them through the Clayton Impact program.
Clayton is proud to have earned spots on the following Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
At Clayton, we encourage holistic wellness with physical, nutritional, social, financial, spiritual and occupational programs available online or in-person for team members.
Clayton’s Home Office campus offers an onsite restaurant, onsite fitness facility with full gym, in-person and virtual workout classes, yoga / barre studio, volleyball and basketball courts, walking paths, and a disc golf course.
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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