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Has been a practicing attorney and litigator since 2003 and has worked in Afghanistan since 2008. She is founder to Motley Legal Services and cofounder to Motley Consulting International. At the present, she is the first foreigner who has ever litigated cases in Afghanistan's Criminal Courts and has a strong litigious practice focusing on criminal, commercial, contract, civil, and employment law matters.

In addition to her legal practice in Afghanistan and the U.S. she has also done extensive research work particularly in the area of juvenile justice that has been reported internationally.

Attorney Motley received her J.D. from Marquette Law School in 2003. She also received a Master's of Science Degree in the area of Criminal Justice in 2003 and a B.S. in the area of criminal justice with a minor in political science in 2000 from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. In addition to this, Attorney Motley also has an earned an A.A.S. in Paralegal from Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Immediately prior to opening up Motley Legal, Attorney Motley worked with as a Justice Advisor with US Department of State funded project in Afghanistan. In this capacity she was given the remit to raise the capacity of Afghan Defense Attorneys and has trained of hundreds of Afghan Attorneys throughout the country.

Prior to working in Afghanistan, Atty. Motley was an attorney with the State of Wisconsin's Public Defender's Office since 2003. In this capacity she litigated hundreds of criminal, civil, and juvenile cases of varying misdemeanor and felony matters.

In 2004 Attorney Motley was crowned as Mrs. Wisconsin and competed in the infamous Mrs. America pageant. As part of her platform, she worked in promoting truancy abatement issues for juveniles in the justice system.

She has successfully handled many criminal and civil cases in Afghanistan. Of note she successfully litigated a case involving a British citizen in Afghanistan in the newly formed Anti corruption Courts. She has had many legal successes in Afghanistan which include achieving an early release through the Presidential Office for a client, successfully securing the exit of several foreigners who were victim to counterfeit visas, to name a few. She has spoken world wide on her experience and has been guest speaker to the US Embassy, Marquette Law, Emory Law, Charlotte School of Law, ISAF, UNICEF, European Union, etc.

Both the legal and research work that Attorney Motley has done while in Afghanistan has travelled all over the world and her work has been reported heavily in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, Reuters, the Today Show, Weekend Update, ABC Australia and the London Times to name a few. She has internationally published several articles on juvenile justice, and legal issues in Afghanistan.

She is currently writing a book about her experiences in Afghanistan which is to be released in 2012.


Claudiare Motley is co-founder of Motley Consulting International (MCI) and has engaged with clients who have established companies in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Afghanistan, Japan, Australia, and South Africa. He has done extensive research in Afghan law and has consulted MCI clients on commercial, contract, and tax matters.

Mr. Motley received his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002. He also has a B.A. in finance with a minor in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1998. Along with this he also achieved a A.A.S. in business administration from Spoon River Community College in 1992.

Prior to founding MCI, Mr. Motley has extensive experience in the financial industry. Since 2002 he had worked in the mortgage industry as a mortgage broker and later as a neighborhood coordinator helping individuals reinvest in there property to help increase the value of their entire community. Other financial experience he has as a 12b-1 coordinator for U.S. Bank managing various institutional investors accounts ensuring that they complied with SEC rules. In 2000, Mr. Motley worked as an annuity representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Networks helping clients manage their investments in annuity accounts. Also he worked in 1998 at Marshal & Ilsley Bank in securities settlement department investing institutional clients funds in overnight funds.

Mr. Motley has teaching experience working as an adjunct professor for Lakeland College teaching Financial Concepts and Advance Management Skills. While in his Masters program he taught Business Organizations as a teaching assistant. While gaining a deeper understanding of major financial concepts Mr. Motley also fostered his internal need to help others.

As co-founder of Motley Consulting International Mr. Motley works through the organization also in giving expertise in research and logistics in various criminal and commercial cases. Mr. Motley currently serves as financial advisor and CFO for MCI.