Gregory S. Clayton

Shareholder

Address

106 Main St.
Littleton New Hampshire 03561

Phone

(603) 444-4008

Fax

(603) 444-6040

Email

gclayton@primmer.com

Drawing on over 30 years of legal experience, Greg Clayton has developed a trial practice extending throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont focused on commercial litigation, personal injury, product liability, environmental liability, timber trespass, real estate litigation and insurance coverage matters. A court-appointed and private mediator in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, Greg has mediated over 175 cases. He is an AV rated attorney selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, New England Super Lawyers  and the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Published Works:

  • Bifurcation of Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Claims in First-Party Insurance Litigation, Vermont Bar Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1 (February 1995) (cited in Light v. Allstate Ins. Co., 203 W.Va. 27, 506 S.E.2d 64 (W.Va. 1998))
  • One Slight Problem, Your Honor, Before We Begin: Responses to Spoliation of Evidence in NH, New Hampshire Bar Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1 (March 1997)

Representative Cases:

  • Nicolaou v. Vermont Mutual Ins. Co., 155 N.H. 724, 931 A.2d 1265 (N.H. 2007)
  • Town of Stowe v. Stowe Theatre Guild, 180 Vt. 165, 908 A.2d 447, 2006 Vt. 79 (Vt. 2006)
  • McKinnon v. Harris, 2005 WL 2333530 (D.N.H. 2005)
  • Berliner v. Clukay, 150 N.H. 80, 834 A.2d 297 (N.H. 2003)
  • Vautour v. Bodymasters Sports Industries, 147 N.H. 150, 784 A.2d 1178 (N.H. 2001)
  • Lebroke v. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Ins. Co., 146 N.H. 249, 769 A.2d 39 (N.H. 2001)
  • Austin v. Hanover Ins. Co., 165 F.3d 13 (2d. Cir. 1998), cert. denied, 527 U.S. 1004, 119 S.Ct. 2339, 144 L.Ed.2d 237 (1999)
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Crouch, 140 N.H. 329, 666 A.2d 964 (N.H.1995)
  • Boissoneault v. Bristol Federated Church, 138 N.H. 476, 642 A.2d 328 (N.H. 1994)
  • Smith v. Morbark Industries, Inc., 733 F.Supp. 484 (D.N.H. 1990)
  • State v. DeLaBruere, 154 Vt. 237, 577 A.2d 254 (Vt. 1990)
  • Dingemans v. Board of Bar Examiners, 152 Vt. 494, 568 A.2d 354 (Vt. 1989)
  • In re Crushed Rock, 150 Vt. 613, 557 A.2d 84 (Vt. 1988)

Classes/Seminars/Speaking Engagements:

  • Guest lecturer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Arson Fraud Investigation Seminar, the Vermont Bar Association Insurance Law Committee, the New Hampshire Adjusters Association and the Vermont Claims Seminar

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rated
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • New England Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation) 2011 - present
  • Best Lawyers® of America (Commercial Litigation)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Vermont Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Pro bono activities:

  • Co-Founder: Friends of Jewett Pond
Gregory S. Clayton

Areas of practice

  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Environmental & Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Insurance

Bar admissions

  • Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
    Cum laude, 1982
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
    Cum laude, High Honors in History, Jones History Prize, 1979