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I consider my relationship with a client a partnership. It is my job to provide them with all the options and work together as a team.

Clayton E. Bunting

Of Counsel


Clayton Bunting is a former Partner and currently Of Counsel at Morris James, specializing in Personal Injury cases. He represents clients in automobile accidents and personal injury matters. Additionally, he handles plaintiffs' cases in workers' compensation, insurance, and premises liability.


After graduating from Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia with honors as a Cadet Captain, Clayton obtained his BS degree in Business Administration at the University Of Richmond, where he served two terms as president of his college fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, and national undergraduate president in his senior year, traveling and speaking at many of the over 130 chapters at college campuses and banquets nationwide. He was awarded a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Baltimore Law School in 1976, where he emerged from competition as the number one law student chosen by the law faculty in oral argument and brief writing, representing the law school in the National Moot Court competition.  Clayton has practiced actively in the same Georgetown office since graduation.

Family Life

Clayton and his wife, Debbie, live in Georgetown, where they raised their three children, Amy, Andrew, and Clayton, Jr.  The birth of Andrew on June 29, 1984, permanently changed their lives.  Andrew was born with Down Syndrome.  The advice to institutionalize Andrew was ignored and his continued residence in their home has proved a significant blessing. 


Clayton enjoys the highest AV peer review lawyers' rating for legal knowledge and ethical practice, having additionally been recognized by lawyer peer review rating as a top Delaware workers compensation lawyer in Delaware Today Magazine. He is also a member of numerous professional associations and chaired a golf tournament later named The Clayton Bunting Golf Classic for the primary benefit of the American Red Cross, which cited him for numerous awards. Clayton currently serves as President of the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown.

Professional Background

Certified Mediator by the Delaware Superior Court 


  • Delaware Supreme Court appeals
  • Claims heard before the State of Delaware Industrial Accident Board
  • Mediation Hearings
  • Arbitration hearings

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, Former Sustaining Member
American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member
Terry-Carey Inn of Court, Current Member
Delaware Supreme Court, Board on Unauthorized Practice of Law, Member, 1997-2000
Delaware State Bar Association
Sussex County Bar Association
National Law School Moot Court Representative, 1975-76

Representative Matters

  • Delaware Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, and all other Trial Courts
  • Claims heard before the State of Delaware Industrial Accident Board
  • Mediation Hearings
  • Arbitration hearings

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Articles & Publications

News & Events



  • Kappa Alpha Order, Legal Consultant
  • Georgetown/Millsboro Rotary Club, Member and Past President
  • Delaware Community Foundation, Former Director
  • Sussex Pines Country Club, Inc., President
  • Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, Advisory Board
  • The Gideons International, Past Camp President and Cabinet Member, Lifetime Member
  • Chairman of Board of Elders of Peninsula Community Church (PCC)



American Trial Lawyers Association, Top Trial Lawyers in Delaware

Delaware Today Top Lawyers, 2010

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Delaware, 1976


University of Baltimore School of Law, JD, 1976
University of Richmond, School of Business Administration, BS, 1972
Fort Union Military Academy, Honor Graduate, Cadet Captain, National Honors Society

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