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Suzanne G. Clark

Suzanne G. Clark

Attorney
Location:
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Phone:
479-856-6380
Fax:
479-856-6381
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Prior to founding the Clark Law Firm, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Suzanne G. Clark was an attorney at the largest national law firm in the state, where she gained significant experience in a wide range of civil litigation. She handles complex business, civil, labor and family law cases with a deep sense of commitment and skill, having special corporate experience to assist in intellectual property cases as well as commercial litigation.

Ms. Clark received Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and was awarded her Juris Doctor summa cum laude by the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2008. Prior to her legal career, she worked in the semiconductor industry as a process engineer and then in senior management, which provided her with valuable first-hand insights into various business affairs. In 2013, Ms. Clark was appointed by Governor Beebe to serve as a special associate justice on a case appearing before the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Supreme Court appointed Ms. Clark to the Civil Practice Committee in 2014.  Admitted to practice before all state and federal Arkansas courts, Ms. Clark is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ms. Clark has been very active the in the Arkansas Bar Association and was elected by its state-wide membership to serve as its President for 2018-2019, after having served in its House of Delegates and the Board of Governors

Ms. Clark maintains an active teaching profile, having taught products liability as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law as well as a skills course in litigating medical negligence claims. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center, and she serves on the board of trustees of the Fayetteville Public Library. As a contributor to several distinguished publications, including the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, she maintains an active role as a writer for prominent journals.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2008
    • Law Review: Arkansas Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Connecticut
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Fairfield University
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Major: Engineering

Published Works

  • Bulsara v. Watkins: A Problematic Application of the Ex Parte Contact Rules, 66 Ark. L. Rev. 359, 2013
  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, providing analysis of Labine v. Vincent, 401 U.S. 532 (1971), Contributor, 2008
  • 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

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Malpractice Litigation Skills, University Of Arkansas School Of Law and teaches Oral Advocacy for the Law School Plus Program

Honors and Awards

  • Suzanne Clark was elected state-wide to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2018.
  • Selected by Arkansas Business in 2017, for its inaugural edition of The Arkansas 200 as one of the top influencers in the s-State of Arkansas
  • Appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court for the case styled Arlie Walls, et al. v. New Century Production, LLC, et al., Case No. 12-37, Special Associate Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 2013
  • Summa cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review, Arkansas School of Law, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association President-Elect. Suzanne Clark was elected state-wide to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2018. She is currently the President-Elect Designee, will serve as President-Elect from June 2017 to June 2018
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Arkansas Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Arkansas Civil Practice Committee, 2014
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Adjunct Professor, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Litigation Skills
  • Law School Plus Program, Oral Advocacy
  • Professional Ethics Committee
  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • Bar Association's Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee
  • Supreme Court of Arkanas, Special Associate Justice, Appointed by Governor Mike Beebe

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center, Board of Directors
  • Decision Point, Inc., Board of Director (Former)
  • Fayetteville Public Library, Board of Trustees
  • Fayetteville Public Library, President

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