Clinton & Peed combines big-firm quality and expertise with small-firm attention and efficiency. Our subject-matter expertise, skillful and creative advocacy, and personal attention and use of technology enable us to represent our clients efficiently and effectively.

Skillful and Creative Advocacy.

We take cases to trial and argue them on appeal. We conduct discovery and write motions with trials and appeals in mind. And because we have represented both plaintiffs and defendants—including individuals and corporations—we spot issues and arguments that take into account other perspectives. We regularly go head-to-head with the government and much larger firms—and win.

Broad and deep experience.

We are litigators who handle a wide range of disputes, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, allowing us to bring fresh ideas that might not occur if we specialized. We also have also developed significant experience in particular fields. Our lawyers regularly litigate commercial disputes on behalf of businesses, investors, executives, and consumers—from basic contract or personal injury cases to complex securities and corporate-governance disputes. Others regularly represent criminal defendants in both local and federal courts, and have won major victories, including not guilty verdicts at trial and significant relief in post-conviction proceedings. And our lawyers have handled appeals in numerous state and federal appellate courts, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Personal Attention and Efficiency.

Although our partners started their careers at large, prestigious firms, our small size and lean staffing ensure that our clients get personal attention from our senior lawyers. We use technology to practice more efficiently, and our flexible billing models and minimal overhead keep costs under control.


Tim Clinton founded the firm in February 2008, after leaving his position as a litigation associate at the respected D.C. law firm Covington & Burling LLP to become the general counsel of a nationwide real estate development fund created by an NBA legend. A few years later, Tim’s Harvard roommate Matt Peed left Williams & Connolly LLP to join the firm, and they changed the firm’s name to Clinton & Peed PLLC. From 2013 through 2018, Clinton & Peed worked together with Brian Brook’s New Jersey firm in a general partnership called Clinton Brook & Peed. During that time, two of Tim’s former colleagues from Covington & Burling—Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Alec Rosenberg, previously a partner at Arent Fox and a general counsel—joined the firm as partner and of counsel, respectively. The general partnership with Brook’s firm ended on December 31, 2018, and the firm is once again operating as Clinton & Peed.