Paul Clement

Paul D. Clement is a founding partner of Clement & Murphy, PLLC, and served as the 43rd Solicitor General of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008.  Paul has argued over 100 cases before the United States Supreme Court, including important religious liberty precedents, such as Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.  He has argued more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any lawyer in or out of government, and has also argued well over 100 cases in the federal courts of appeals. 

Paul is a graduate of Georgetown University, Cambridge University, Harvard Law School, and the public schools of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Paul is a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught in various capacities since 1998, and a Distinguished Lecturer in Government at Georgetown University.  He also serves as the Justice Joseph Story Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Gray Center at Scalia Law School.   


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