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Alfred Anthony Clarke

Medical malpractice Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Al Clarke

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Virginia - VA 16 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Alfred

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Al Clarke is an experienced trial attorney who focuses his practice on catastrophic injury cases, with a particular emphasis on medical malpractice, pharmaceutical drug and medical device litigation.  He is a strategic litigator whose belief in early and aggressive case development has allowed him to obtain outstanding results for his clients.

Prior to joining Patrick Malone & Associates, Mr. Clarke practiced at one of the nation’s largest insurance defense firms, where he specialized in medical malpractice litigation.  During these years, Mr. Clarke defended health care professionals, including doctors and hospitals, in complex medical malpractice cases.  He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation, from preliminary case investigation through trial and appeal.  Now he brings this experience to work on behalf of clients who have been seriously injured. 

Mr. Clarke also has experience working inside the pharmaceutical industry, which gives him unique insight into representing clients injured by dangerous drugs and other medical products.   After graduating from the University of Richmond with a degree in business administration, he spent several years working for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers.   He then attended George Mason University School of Law on a scholarship and graduated with honors.  While in law school, Mr. Clarke served as the Vice President of the Moot Court Board and competed in a number of moot court competitions.   Mr. Clarke won First Place in the annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition held at Vanderbilt Law School.  He also won First Place in the annual George Mason School of Law Trial Advocacy Competition.  Following law school, Mr. Clarke spent one year as a judicial clerk to the Judges of the Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia. 

Mr. Clarke is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

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Patrick Malone & Associates
1310 L Street, N.W.
Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005

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Posted by Eric | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A knight in shining armor
I am so thankful to have Al Clarke and his firm take my case in these extremely difficult times. On top of Al’s demonstrated compassion, dedication, and grit, ultimately his creativity resulted in an effective avenue to resolve my claim. While Al and his team are completely professional, they somehow also made me feel like I was part of their family, and this case was personal to them, as they relentlessly pursued the offending party until my matter was resolved. I truly don’t know where I would be right now without Al Clarke and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Why he is the best attorney around
He started off with a big smile and hello to me and my granddaughter. he came to my home. He gave me a second chance when it came to my broken heart. I was so broken and he listen to my every word. even when I was fussing and yelling at him. Alfred Clark became my dear friend I will never forget him. Everytime I was having a bad day. Al listen and listen some more. I knew the day I told him I wasnt happy about things and all he did was listen and before he always gave me a answer he always concerned my feeling. he got to know me and Noraye as a person and not a just a client. I will if anyone even have as problem as I have had. I will refer them to call Alfred Clark and his firm. I was very satified with the out come of my case. I will never ever forget. When things was hard he reached out for assist to make sure I was happy and always return my phone call. The Patrick Malone Firm in Washington DC should be # one for any person seeking Attorney assistance. They was there for me 100% They travel to my home and always gave me there full attention I was a very hard person to deal with because I lost my only child but the took my case and gave me one again 100% of there time. I thank them all from the buttom of my heart. Thank you Alfred and Patrick Assist.
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Posted by Diana | March 15, 2016
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An erudite, compassionate, respectable lawyer.
I feel truly blessed to have worked with an esteemed lawyer like Al Clark. He handled my legal case with a sensitive and professional attitude. He is appropriately aggressive and knowledgeable. I placed my trust in him and would again without hesitation. Al admitted to not having much experience with cases involving the government/military, but he did the research needed for a more than successful outcome. I would highly recommend hiring him as an attorney..
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Posted by Hubbel | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney
I highly recommend Patrick Malone & Assoc for any legal issues you may have. I dealt directly with Al Clarke and he was professional, appropriately aggressive on my behalf, and attentive to my case. Importantly, Al was also reality-based throughout the process so he was never wasting either of our time. Placing your case in his hands will give it a great chance to succeed.
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Posted by Natalie | March 10, 2015
An understanding
Growing up my mother use to say, "nothin beats an understanding". Being an adult and managing adult experiences, her saying can be more formally rendered as, a good understanding between parties will result in a desired outcome. Tradegy strikes and an adult experience is certain to follow. My brother was killed in an automobile accident on a highway in Virginia. We live in Illinois. He is survived by three children, his eldest by a common law wife in Illinois and the two youngest by his legally married and divorced spouse. His ex wife and younger children lived in North Carolina. Who is prepared for this minefield, but a trusted knowledgable attorney. Our family was introduced to Mr. Clarke through a local attorney. From the initial phone call and the months of activity that followed, our family tradegy was handled with such calm and compassion that I sometimes forgot we were communicating with an Attorney. You may know what I mean, but nonetheless, Mr. Clarke was exactly who we needed to resolve all of the many facets and nuisances of such a complex claim. We could not have found such an Attorney with our limited understanding of the law in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Clarke impressed us from the first call. He demonstrated that he understood the gravity and scope of his role from the outset and communicated clear expectations to us that this would be a months long process. He also reaffirmed our ability to communicate our thoughts and concerns, no matter how irrational or contrary to the facts of law, to him at anytime. In the beginning we had our moments and family disagreements. He handled them all with such grace and compassion, till we worked through our various stages of grieving. I know I am eternally grateful and am sure my Mother is as well. It has been a source of peace that this facet of our experience was professionally managed and not another point of stress. I recall one discussion where Mr. Clarke called with news of an unexpected letter of agreement to settle. He was taken aback when I commented to him that I fully expected such from him, because I have "high confidence" in your ability to get things done. I did not need to communicate constantly to feel assured he was taking care of business, I just knew he would. I had and have High Confidence in Mr. Clarke, even from a distance of several states. I recall only one instance when we communicated with anyone but Mr. Clarke. This only demonstrates his high level of self management and resource management with clients who are given the appropriate expectations to begin a relationship. Both parties respect each other's time. If a professional is what you need and a fair outcome, Mr. Clarke is a strong contender for your legal matters. Thank you. Natalie H
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia
  • 2007 - 2008


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Richmond
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Patient Develops a Large Hospital-Acquired Pressure Wound That Hospital Staff and Physicians Failed to Prevent and Treat
  • $575,000 Settlement
  • Army Nurse Sues Her Own Hospital for Letting Her Baby Die in Botched Labor and Delivery
  • $1,175,000 Settlement
  • Negligently Performed Laparoscopic Surgery Results in Perforated Artery and Massive Blood Loss
  • $1,650,000 Settlement


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Chairman of Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • First Place - National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law
  • 2007
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  • Maryland Tort Damages (edited by George Shadoan)
  • Book Chapter on Admissibility of Expert Testimony
  • 2015

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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
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"Alfred is an excellent litigation attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al is a thoughtful litigator who cares deeply about his clients and advocates effectively on their behalf."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clarke is a passionate lawyer and a strong, aggressive advocate for his clients."
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Washington Medical malpractice Lawyer Alfred Anthony Clarke
Alfred Anthony Clarke
Medical malpractice Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 16 years