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David Edward Clark

David Edward Clark

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

David Clark is a respected attorney and former judge. He is the author of "Search and Seizure for Georgia Law Enforcement" and "101 Ways to Beat a Marijuana Charge in Georgia."
Over the twenty years of his legal career, he has given dozens of lectures on constitutional law, trial practice, and the admissibility of scientific evidence in court. He is a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project, serves on the executive committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is past President of the Criminal Law Section of the Gwinnett County Bar Association.


His track record in the courtroom is legendary. In 1999, he and his partner, Jessica Towne, won Love v. State, which struck down Georgia's DUI-marijuana law as unconstitutional. That same year, they kept laser speeding guns from being used in Georgia. Since then, Dave has won numerous key illegal search cases, defining the limits on what police can do while fighting the so-called "war on drugs." He has taken other famous cases involving separation of church and state, and privacy rights. Last year, he left his post as Magistrate judge in order to go back to the courtroom full time and return to legal rights activism. His law practice, Clark & Towne PC, is located in Lawrenceville, in suburban Atlanta, GA.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Douglas Wayne Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. David is well-versed in the ins and outs of criminal law in the State of Georgia and is a tenacious litigator in the courtroom. David is dedicated to each of his clients and fights hard to protect their rights. I highly recommend David Clark.

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    Douglas Lewis Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew David Crosby

    Dave Clark has a brilliant legal mind. He is well respected in the legal community and achieves excellent results for his clients in the most difficult cases.

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    Matthew Crosby Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Clark & Towne, A Professional Corporation

1755 North Brown Road, NW
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA, 30043-8196

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198908/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
DUI Lawyer of the YearGeorgia DODD Group1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
JudgeGwinnett County Magistrate Court2007 - 2008
Associate AttorneyBoyce, Thompson, & O’Brien, P.C.1998 - 1999
AttorneyClark & Towne P.C.1991 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta RegionN/AN/A
Criminal Defense Section of Gwinnett County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Love v. Stateconviction reversed
Suddeth v Stateconviction reversed
Lindsey v. Stateconviction reversed

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ArticleThe Constitution Guarantees Doctor-Patient Confidentiality in Criminal Cases2010
Unknown"101 Ways to Beat a Marijuana Charge in GA"2009
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gwinnett SectionColumnist2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gwinnett SectionColumnist1999
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gwinnett SectionColumnist1998
Atlanta Journal-Contitution, Gwinnett SectionColumnist1997

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
State University of New YorkN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National College for DUI DefenseLecturer National College for DUI Defense2009
Georgia Indigent Defense CouncilContinuing legal education seminars for Georgia lawyers 1999- 20101999
ICJEContinuing legal education seminars for Georgia lawyers 1998- present1998