Meet Our Attorneys
Justin M. Claud
Justin M. Claud is the Founder and President of the Claud Law Group, located in Palm Beach County, Florida. Justin specializes in behavioral healthcare regulation and compliance. He has worked extensively in matters involving state and federal regulation of mental health and substance abuse facilities, including, but not limited to, consulting start-up and established businesses, handling licensure and accreditation applications, drafting policy and procedure manuals, representing clients at audits, and counseling clients with regards to regulatory compliance matters. Prior to opening the Claud Law Group, Justin gained valuable experience aggressively advocating for clients in a wide array of contracts, civil litigation, corporate, real estate, landlord-tenant and intellectual property matters.
Justin was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in 2006 and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2009. Justin is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida, as well as the federal courts in the Southern District of Florida.
When not working, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf as much as possible and rooting for the University of Central Florida’s athletics programs.
Meet Our Consultants
behavioral health consultant
Cathy A. Claud
Cathy A. Claud has worked in the field of addiction for 39 years. Cathy has extensive experience procuring and monitoring community based substance abuse services. During her employment with the State of Florida, she participated on the statewide workgroup which drafted Florida’s regulatory standards for substance abuse and mental health services. Cathy is considered a leading expert on the licensing requirements for the State, having supervised the licensure process for substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout Palm Beach County for a number of years.
Cathy has developed and implemented cross-system Substance Abuse and Mental Health Initiatives, working collaboratively with the Child Welfare System, Department of Juvenile Justice, Front Porch Communities and Department of Corrections.
Cathy has her Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Central Florida and is certified by the Florida Certification Board as a Certified Addiction Professional and Certified Prevention Professional. Cathy’s dedication, experience, passion for caring, and her own personal standards of excellence are a tremendous support to the recovery community.
Behavioral health consultant
David A. Claud
David has over 40 years’ experience in counseling, clinical supervision and program development working in a variety of treatment settings specializing in recovery from addictions and co-occurring mental health problems. David has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Nova University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Addictions Professional in Florida. In 2000 he became a member of an international group of clinical researchers, therapists and educators at the Heart and Soul of Change Project where he is currently a Project Director helping translate research into practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of psychological treatment services.
David has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, trainer and consultant having served as adjunct faculty at Palm Beach Community College and doing professional presentations at local, national and international conferences on addiction treatment and psychotherapy. He has provided consultation to both for profit and non-profit social service agencies on various topics ranging from diagnosis, assessment and treatment to licensure, accreditation and use of evidence based practices.