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Clayton "Tex" Pasley

F 312.604.2753
Clayton "Tex" Pasley is an associate at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Mr. Pasley represents clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters, with a concentration in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, labor and employment, and whistleblower and qui tam litigation. He joined the firm in 2021.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pasley was a legal fellow at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. At the Shriver Center, he participated in  litigation and policy advocacy on behalf of individuals denied housing because of their involvement with the criminal legal system, with a focus on investigating fair housing complaints arising from the enforcement of local crime-free and nuisance property ordinances in Illinois. He was also a law clerk for the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and a staff attorney at No Exceptions Prison Collective, a prisoner’s rights advocacy organization based in Nashville.

Mr. Pasley graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was active in the law school’s public interest community and participated in multiple clinics and pro bono projects through a local legal aid organization. Before law school, he worked as a professional craft brewer in Arizona.


University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2017)
St. John's College (Maryland) (B.A., 2011)


Illinois (2019)
Tennessee (former member)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Memberships / Associations

Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance
Board Member, Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing Young Professionals Board

Presentations & Publications

Screened Out: How Tenant Screening Reports Undermine Fair Housing Laws and Deprive Tenants of Equal Access to Housing in Illinois (Jan. 2021) (with Henry Oostrom-Shah
Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation v. Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation: The Future of Retiree Healthcare Benefits After M&G Polymers v. Tackett, 24 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 125 (2017)


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