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Robert Gilkes Clark

Family Attorney at Hudson, MA

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Rob Clark

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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
    New York - NY 28 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1995
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Attorney Clark began his legal career in corporate tax, where he eventually became specialized in the global tax optimization of multinational corporate entities.  His own experience with divorce showed him that divorce is unlike other types of litigation and requires a special kind of lawyer who can temper aggressiveness with straightforwardness and practicality, one who will listen to his clients' concerns, advocate fiercely for them and their children, and never be afraid to tell them when they are wrong.  His mission is to be this kind of advocate.




With his background in finance, Attorney Clark is more comfortable than most at interpreting tax returns and financial statements, tracking hidden assets, and enabling his clients to keep the assets that are important to them.  In the context of child custody, he believes firmly in working collaboratively to find mutual solutions that best serve children’s interests while addressing their parents’ concerns.



Attorney Clark is an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, the Divorce Center, and the family law sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.  He serves from time to time as a guardian ad litem in care and custody investigations for the Probate and Family Courts, as well as appointed counsel in care and protection proceedings initiated by the Department of Children and Families.
Attorney Clark is a 1989 graduate of Dartmouth College.  He received his J.D. in 1994 from the Washington College of Law at American University, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review, and his LL.M. in taxation in 1995 from the New York University School of Law.  He was admitted to practice in New York in 1995 and Massachusetts in 2002.

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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Attorney Clark succeeded in achieving the best outcome in a tough custody and support case. His knowledge and reactions in the courtroom brought a judgement that was well deserved.
Posted by Brian | February 15, 2016
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Factual, intelligent and workaholic
I hired Robert as my attorney by the strong recommendation of a friend and never regretted my decision. Robert worked effortlessly collecting and articulating the facts to the extreme so nothing would be missed and or questioned by the court. His extraordinary work effort and intelligence clearly obtained the best possible outcome and I have no doubt, he would do the exact same for each and every client.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2021
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Took the time to clearly Explain the process - and help clean up and file my taxes !!!!
Rob Clark , presented himself in a very professional, knowledgable manner. As far as my case goes, he kept me informed on every aspect and detail including breaking down information I didn't understand. He made me feel comfortable. Rob also helped organize and file my taxes!! I had a very messy financial situation due to my divorce Rob’s tax background was extremely helpful!!!
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Posted by Will | November 8, 2018
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Integrity and pragmatism, beyond reproach
I found his careful attention to detail, pragmatic approach, deep knowledge of the complex matters of family law, finance, alimony reform, navigating the nuances of the MA courts - lower, appeals court and in my case... as a result of his efforts - all the way to the SJC, to be extremely helpful in the aftermath of a very difficult divorce settlement that I was hit with. Mostly though, I found his sense of integrity and sincere desire to help divorcing spouses and families find better ways to resolve their matters to be an example that others, (including myself) can learn from throughout his work. He is a thoughtful problem solver well equipped to make a difference, even in the most difficult of cases. Highly recommended. Will
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Posted by Susan | October 3, 2018
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Thank you!!!
Attorney Rob Clark is a rock star!! He finalized my divorce yesterday after just a few weeks and one court date. He mediated to “get it done” at my request and I got all I asked for or expected without it dragging out at further expense.. I can’t recommend him enough or thank him enough . Divorce is not an easy choice or process for anyone. Bittersweet is a good word, more sweet than bitter for me. But whatever your circumstances Rob will make it easier and truly care about YOU!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2015
Gentleman and a Scholar
I was referred to Rob by my friend who's tricky divorce he handled ... Not only did Rob hold my ex's fast and loosewith the facts lawyer accountable through his expert knowledge of the law ; but my bill was a quarter of the price my ex paid her lawyer... Rob also help tidy up my finances which where a mess due to my ex You can hire a lawyer that will talk loud promise big, " act fast " or you can hire Rob a true gentleman and scholars...
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Posted by kevin | February 21, 2018
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family matter
I hired robert clark from advice of another person. He dragged my case on for a year ,never got anything done.Did not execute documents with courtas he would tell me or keep me informed about my case. most of the time would not return calls
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Robert G. Clark
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Kahalas & Warshaw
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Senior Associate, Tax
  • Coopers & Lybrand (Now Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Legal Assistant
  • White & Case
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Paralegal
  • Ashcraft & Gerel
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Paralegal
  • Ashcraft & Gerel
  • 1988 - 1988
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  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws (Taxation)
  • 1995
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Connor v. Benedict
  • On advisement before the Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Hanley v. Hanley
  • Judgment reversed on appeal


  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Laura Turley Prize
  • Washington College of Law
  • 1994


  • American University Law Review
  • Transfer Pricing, Section 482, and International Tax Conflict: Getting Harmonized Income Allocation Measures from Multinational Cacophony
  • 1993

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