Panelist Profile: Utkov, Clayton C.


Utkov, Clayton C.

Austin, TX

Arbitrator and Mediator


Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2000; Southwestern University, B.S. 1997


Clayton C. Utkov is a shareholder in the Austin office of Ford Nassen & Baldwin. He represents contractors, owners, developers, and suppliers in complex construction disputes involving design and construction defects, contract disputes, performance and payment disputes, delay and acceleration claims, bond and lien claims, and surety claims. Mr. Utkov has experience resolving disputes for his clients through negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Area of Specialization

Mr. Utkov specializes in construction law.

Membership & Affiliations

Mr. Utkov is licensed to practice in all Texas courts, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Utkov is a credentialed mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. He is also affiliated with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association (Member, Forum on the Construction Industry), State Bar of Texas (Member, Construction Law Section), Austin Bar Association (Member, Construction Law Section), Austin Young Lawyers Association, and Austin Young Construction Lawyers Association (chair 2008-2010).


Mr. Utkov received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in Construction Litigation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013 and as a Texas Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation 2014.


$150/hour/party for two party arbitrations and mediations
$100/hour/party for arbitrations and mediations exceeding two parties

Hobbies & Interests

Mr. Utkov is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys hunting, shooting, and fishing.

Clayton Utkov is an experienced panelist for Conflict Solutions of Texas, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. CS of TX offers a broad range of services to resolve disputes and are designed to be more cost-effective and timely than conventional arbitration offerings.