Clayton A. Worthington

Clayton A. Worthington

Richmond, Virginia
804-285-2849 (General)
804-285-3426 (Real Estate)

Clayton A. Worthington is an Associate Attorney at Coates & Davenport, P.C., where his practice focuses on Domestic Relations and Criminal and Traffic Defense. He aggressively litigates issues of divorce, complex property distribution, child custody and support, in addition to traffic and criminal defense. He also assists clients in settling those matters through negotiation and mediation, avoiding the cost and delay associated with litigation. Clayton is a Virginia native, having grown up in Richmond, and is a member of the American, Virginia and Richmond Area Bar Associations, as well as the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Clayton practiced at Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Moss & Bryant, P.L.C. for six years prior to joining Coates & Davenport, P.C.


Client Reviews:

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - “I hired Clayton to manage my divorce. I was extremely happy with his representation. He was able to sort out a very complicated divorce and property settlement with a VERY efficient use of my retainer monies. Frankly, I thought this divorce would be considerably more expensive. He was totally professional in every aspect of my representation. I would be willing to hire him again for legal representation and I give him the highest recommendation possible.”

– David, a divorce client

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - “I have used Clayton Worthington first regarding child custody/separation and later on in a Criminal Defense matter. Not only do I keep him first in mind if in need of an attorney but I speak highly of him to anyone that's might be in need of the service he offers. Most of what I appreciated about Clayton, was his level of professionalism as well as his strong people and communication skills. I truly believed I was not just a "check" to him. He cared for my needs, my situation and the best outcome for me and my children. He listened, researched well and did all he could possibly to keep me safe. He wasn't judgmental, he was kind, and he is doing exactly what I believe he was called to do. I appreciated greatly how smart he is and that he could seek many avenues outside the box on how he might help me best. He knows the law and he will fight for you! And to me, that's who you want to put your life and situation in the hands of.”

– Emily, a criminal defense and divorce client

⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ - “Initially I contact Clayton for a consultation. After spending a lengthy time with him explaining my child custody and support case, he made me feel very comfortable and took his time explaining all the questions and addressing concerns I had. From that point on I hired him because I trusted that he had the knowledge and experience to guide me through my ordeal. Clayton was not only responsive to my emails on a daily and/or weekly basis, he was punctual and attended all my court dates with me and even attended court dates on my behalf when in order to eliminate stress for me. In addition he made me very comfortable to be very transparent with him on any issues that I may have been having with my custody case and even helped me on a matter that was unrelated to my custody case. I cannot begin to thank him enough for working so diligently and hard on my custody case which ended as very positive and beneficial outcome for me, my family and most importantly my child. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will continue to use Clayton as my lawyer for any future issues that may arise.”

– Anonymous, a custody/child support client

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2012
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law and Criminal Law Sections , Attorney Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Attorney Member, 2012 - Present
  • Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield Bar Associations, 2018 - Present
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Moss & Bryant, P.L.C., Associate Attorney, 2012 - 2018
  • Hon. Catherine Hammond, Chief Judge, 14th Circuit of Virginia, Judicial Intern
  • Samuels Law Firm, Research Assistant

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad (2000-2005)
  • Green Ribbon Community Service Society (2007-2008)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law, CALI Award for Excellence in Energy Law
  • University of the South (Sewanee)
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Order of the Gownsmen Academic Honor Society, Green Ribbon Community Service Society
    • Major: History