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John Christopher Clark

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Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products

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Chris represents severely injured individuals, or the families of persons killed through negligence. He has handled numerous cases against commercial trucking companies, nursing homes, product manufacturers, hospitals, insurance companies and other businesses. A large portion of his work is referred by other attorneys and law firms seeking assistance with substantial and complex personal injury matters.


A former officer in the United States Army, Chris graduated summa cum laude from The Citadel where he was the beneficiary of two scholarships: a full ROTC scholarship and a Citadel Development Foundation Scholarship. He received a degree in Business Administration with a minor in English. Following service in the United States Army, Chris was accepted to Mercer Law School where he was the first recipient of the Hank O'Neal Scholarship. He was a Mercer Law Review editor, member of the Brainerd Currie Honor Society, and graduated with high honors. Immediately following law school, Chris clerked for the Honorable Jack T. Camp, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. After completing his clerkship with Judge Camp, he practiced law in Atlanta before returning to Macon to work alongside Manley F. Brown and Judge Lamar Sizemore. Chris credits Mr. Brown and Judge Sizemore with sharing their invaluable training and experience.


Chris is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.


He has received the highest rating (AV) from Peer Rating service Martindale Hubbell, a ranking based primarily upon professional and ethical conduct.


Chris received "Best Lawyers in America" designation each year since 2009 and is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in the field of personal injury. He has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer each year since 2007. In September 2009, the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected Chris as one of "The 100 Most Influential Individuals Who Help Shape & Guide Atlanta's Legal Industries."


Chris is currently a Governor for the State Bar of Georgia. Chris was president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Macon Bar Association from 2008-2009, and President of the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association from 1999-2000.


Chris is a member of the American Associate of Justice. Additional memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American and Federal Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, Macon, Georgia Bar and the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Chris is a Master in the William A. Bootle Inn of Court, an organization of esteemed lawyers in the Macon area.


Chris has been an adjunct professor at Mercer Law School for twelve years teaching Advanced Legal Writing / Trial practice to third-year students.


Chris is a native of Moultrie, GA. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife, Lizzie, and their two sons, John and Robert.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    26 years, 600 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    26 years, 600 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    26 years, 100 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 5%
    26 years, 15 cases
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%
    26 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Robert Jeffrey Lasseter

    I wholeheartedly endorse Chris Clark and the law firm of Clark and Smith. Their work in personal injury matters, as well as complicated DOT issues is unparalleled.

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    Robert Lasseter Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Howard E. Spiva

    Chris Clark is a well respected attorney who does a commendable job representing individuals who have experienced serious injury. He is sought after to assist other attorneys with complex personal injury matters because of his experience and diligence. Chris has received the highest "AV" rating from Martindale Hubbell and Avvo.com. He has been recognized with the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2009 and 2010. Since 2007 he has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and was chosen as one of the "The 100 Most Influential Individuals Who Help Shape and Guide Atlanta's Legal Industries" in 2009. Chris is clearly dedicated to this profession. I endorse Chris Clark. Howard Spiva www.spivalaw.com

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    Howard Spiva Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

3402 Vineville Avenue, Suite A
Macon, GA, 31204

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198906/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMercer University School of Law2000 - Present
Federal JudgeHonorable Jack T. Camp1989 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaGovernor2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Macon Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1998 - 1999

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
confidentialsettled at mediation for $275,000.00
ConfidentialSettled for $150,000.00
MedMal / Wrongful Death of premature infantJury Verdict $4.3M

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The CitadelFiananceN/A1985
Mercer University-W. George L.S.N/AN/AN/A