Kathleen, I was so sorry to ready of the passing of your father in today's paper. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family. Linda
I had the honor and privilege of taking care of a tremendous human being in Robert Clayton. It is a rare pleasure to interact with patients who are as intelligent and analytical as he was. And through it all his deep sense of decency and professionalism always came through. He always gave my mind a workout! And though on opposite ends of the political divide we connected at a higher level. There are some people that life brings across your way that you never forget and who affect you in a fundamental way: Robert Clayton was one of them for me.
I don't know if SL&K has any archives or records regarding its history, but I felt compelled to recount some. Bob Clayton was an extraordinary trial lawyer. He mastered the art of preparation and presentation. He along with Bob Gosline, Jack Hackett and Charlie Peckinpaugh made up the nucleus of the best trial lawyers this town most probably has ever seen.I had the high honor and privilege of working with Bob on railroad and medical malpractice litigation. Whatever success that I have had in my practice over the years is due in large part to the training, counsel, and advice that I got from Bob Gosline and Bob Clayton. They were both great teachers, marvelous partners and, as I previously stated, superior trial lawyers. Also, Bob was always the conscience of the firm. If we ever had an ethical issue or question we could always turn to Bob for solid advice.One of the things they both taught me was to make a clear record so that others who follow can understand the past. So let the record show that Bob Clayton was one of our best. He helped build SL&K into what it is today. He represented his clients with great vigor and great ability and he helped teach those of us who followed him how to prepare and try a complex case.I for one will miss him and will always be grateful for his guidance, his teaching, but most of all his friendship.Jim Tuschman
Doug & Jenny, Sorry about your loss. Take comfort in the memories you have of him. It helps. Love you guys, Boop & Johnny
Kathy & Doug:Your Dad will be missed so much.He fought the good fight.Love, Jan & Bob
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On this Memorial Day I will spend some time in my garden thinking of your Dad. Marsha
Please know that I am sorry for you loss. He parting wasa sweet sorrow. But he did it his way.
Big hugs to you and your family. I will always remember your dad and his amazing garden.
It will seem very strange to be in your house without your dad there. However, as I coax my tomatoes along this year, I will think of him fondly. Can't say that I will go fishing though! Too long to sit still! I'll miss his laugh.D
I was very sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Since I'm six years his junior, I always admired and respected Bob throughout his legal career. He was a mentor and role model for younger attorneys, and always a gentleman. Art Raker, '62
I am going to miss my grandpa I loved him sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much I wish I could see him.I will allways remember him. Love, JOSEE
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.