Suzanne G. Clark

 

 Suzanne Clark is a summa cum laude graduate of the Arkansas School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review.  Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.  After practicing as a litigator for several years with the largest national law firm in Arkansas, Ms. Clark opened the Clark Law Firm, PLLC, a general litigation firm.   She is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arkansas, and was admitted in February 2012 to the United States Supreme Court on motion of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.  


Ms. Clark was appointed by Governor MIke Beebe to serve as a Special Associate Justice to the Supreme Court of Arkanas for the case styled Arlie Walls, et al. v. New Century Production, LLC, et al., Case No. 12-37. She was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the Arkansas Bar Association and has twice been elected to the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar.  Ms. Clark has served on the Bar Association’s Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, the  Long Range Planning Committee, and the Professional Ethics Committee.  Ms. Clark teaches Medical Malpractice Litigation Skills as an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Arkansas School Of Law and teaches Oral Advocacy for the Law School Plus Program.  


Ms. Clark authored "Bulsara v. Watkins: A Problematic Application of the Ex Parte Contact Rules,“ 66 Ark. L. Rev. 359 (2013), as well as "An Accident Waiting to Happen; Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn Exposes Inequities in Medical Benefits Legislation,” 60 Ark. L. Rev. 533 (2007).  Ms. Clark is also a contributor to the 2008 publication of the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, providing analysis of Labine v. Vincent, 401 U.S. 532 (1971).


Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Clark was a chemical engineer in the semiconductor industry.  Her career in that industry began as a Process Engineer, and then advanced to various senior management positions, both domestic and international, for a Fortune 500 corporation.   Her corporate experience is an invaluable asset to commercial litigation and intellectual property clients. 


Ms. Clark serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fayetteville Public Library and has previously served as its President.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center and formerly served on the Board of Directors for Decision Point, Inc.   Ms. Clark resides in Fayetteville with her husband Steve Clark, President and CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren.