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Clay Valverde, Associate Attorney, Lawyer, Real Estate, Foreclosures, Bankruptcy, Paddling, Cycling, Writing, Reading


Clay Valverde currently functions as a civil litigation lawyer in Honolulu, Hawaii, serving clients on cases pertaining to homeowner associations, real estate, foreclosure, and covenant interpretation and enforcement. Over the last 16 years, Clay Valverde has worked with multiple firms as an Associate Attorney and has operated as a sole practitioner, amassing considerable experience in several areas of civil, financial, and real estate law. Though his professional career has seen him practice exclusively in Hawaii, Mr. Valverde received his education in California. From 1989 to 1991, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude. Clay Valverde soon enrolled at Stanford Law School, serving as Associate Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal during his tenure there. In 1995, the year after he completed his Juris Doctor, Mr. Valverde took his first professional position as an Associate Attorney with the civil litigation firm Elisha Ekimoto & Harada. In 1997 he joined Ashford & Wriston, LLP, another civil litigation firm. Clay Valverde ended his association with Ashford & Wriston in 1998 and began teaching undergraduate students as an Adjunct Professor in Chaminade University’s Criminal Justice and Criminology Program that same year. He covered various aspects of law and legal procedure at the university over the next 12 years. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Valverde also operated as a sole practitioner. At his private practice in Honolulu, he litigated on behalf of businesses and individuals, covering a wide range of civil legal matters such as the drafting and negotiation of various documents, oral arguments on both the federal and state level, and direct representation of his clients. In 2010, Clay Valverde left his practice to become an Associate Attorney with Motooka Yamamoto & Revere, where he continues to serve residents in and around Honolulu today.

Work experience


Associate Attorney

Motooka Yamamoto & Revere



Juris Doctor

Stanford Law School