David Clay Washington

David Clay Washington

Associate Attorney
Pasadena, California
866-457-2590 (Toll Free)
David Clay Washington joined Hadsell Stormer & Renick, LLP in July 2019. Mr. Washington represents plaintiffs in civil rights proceedings.
Prior to joining Hadsell Stormer, Mr. Washington was a civil rights fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where he focused on class-action prison conditions litigation. Before his fellowship, Mr. Washington clerked for the Honorable Carmen Consuelo Cerezo of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Before his clerkship, Mr. Washington worked as a fellow at the Federal Defenders of San Diego.
Mr. Washington graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015 where he was a Toll Public Interest Scholar and a Bernard & Zelda Wolfman Fellow. While in law school, Mr. Washington served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Change. Mr. Washington also was on the executive boards of two student-run pro bono projects: Penn Law’s Immigrant Rights Project and the Prisoner Education & Advocacy Project. Mr. Washington volunteered at Ezperanza Immigration Legal Services of Philadelphia, the Criminal Record Expungement Project, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
Before law school, Mr. Washington served in the United States Peace Corps in Honduras and worked as a mental-health counselor for youth in the Bay Area.  Mr. Washington received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2009.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Civil Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015
  • Alabama, 2018


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Journal of Law & Social Change, Executive Editor, 2014 - 2015
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Southern Poverty Law Center, Civil Rights Fellow, 2017 - 2019


  • English
  • Spanish