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Denise M Clark

Employment and labor Attorney at Washington, DC

4.9   14 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 15 years
    New York - NY 31 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
    Illinois - IL 35 years
    Indiana - IN 36 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1987
    Active In Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Denise

Learn Denise’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    primary focus on disability discrimination; retaliation claims under Title VII and other employment statutes; claims under FMLA and wage and hour claims; represent employees in the federal sector

    23 years, 45 cases

  2. Employee benefits
    representing individuals with benefit claims under pension and health plans; represent individuals seeking disability benefits under both insured and self insured plans; represent individuals with benefit claims in the federal sector.

    28 years, 30 cases



Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice

Contact Denise

Clark Law Group, PLLC
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW
Ste. 920
Washington, DC, 20036
Clark Law Group, PLLC
150 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 1925
Chicago, IL, 60606
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4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by John | April 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely awesome
My prior employer refused to pay out the severance package they had promised. Denise was very knowledgeable in the law, made sure we followed all the procedures and jumping through the hoops necessary to get my severance back. She was patient with all my questions and in the end, despite the company pushing hard claiming I wasn't eligible and denying my claims, got me my entire severance package without having to go to court. Amazing person, patient, very caring and understanding. Also very hard working, talking to me late at night to answer questions for what was probably a very small case for her. I'm lucky I was referred to her and knock on wood if I somehow need another employment attorney she'll be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended her
Ms. Clark negotiated my severance payment for me when my position was eliminated along with 6 others who were in the age of 45 to 66. She was referred to me by a prominent employer lawyer based in Chicago. She is a hard worker and always available. She is very knowledgeable. I was very appreciative for she has done for me to get a better severance payment. She is a great ally when you need someone to represent for you.
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Posted by Dana | March 3, 2019
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Best in town
My experience with Ms. Clark was superb from start to finish. It's often hard to call any legal experience a pleasure, but working with her qualifies.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
great lawyer and team
she was very supportive from beginning to end and she has a great team with her. I AM VERY PLEASED with her work.
Posted by Dan | January 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Denise was truly my last resort. I had been through the appeals process multiple times with my insurance company and employer but was reluctant to file suit given the small size of my claim. I found Denise to be very straightforward and willing to work with me to ensure that I wouldn't be out too much money if the suit was not successful. Once the suit was filed, my insurance company approved the claim within days and we were able to settle with my employer shortly thereafter. I highly recommend Denise and her firm.
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Posted by Sheena | January 25, 2019
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Amazing and incredible!
She did a wonderful job on my case she's handled it very professionally. She is very patient and that is what I admire about her. Her determination is what drives her to get the job done. She doesn't give up even when I felt like giving up. She does her jobs and does it well. I thank God for her!
Posted by Maurice | January 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Capable & Effective Practitioner
My experience was pleasurable and successful. Attorney Clark's expertise in the particular area made the process comfortable. Her estimations and expectations were amazingly exact. She knows her stuff. I would highly recommend Attorney Clark to all my associates, business clients and friends. 100% Satisfied!
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!
Denise Clark exceeded my expectations! I was seeking legal representation from an attorney experienced at effectively negotiating employment severance agreements and appealing disability claims. Ms. Clark represented me on these issues with compassion, integrity, and successful outcomes while making me feel like I was her most important client.
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Posted by Kathy | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very responsive
Ms. Clark was fantastic. She was very responsive to all of my questions and concerns; and her abundant knowledge of the subject matter and skills led to a positive outcome. Without reservation I recommend her legal services.
Posted by Andrew | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Meticulous Expert
Denise Clark was referred to my one of the top attorneys in country (Debra Katz), whom I had previously retained to represent me in a related matter with my then-employer. Denise Clark is extremely sharp and a strategically deft attorney who represented me in a very complex health insurance (COBRA) case against a large institution with significantly more resources than I had. She was indispensable and negotiated a favorable settlement with the defendant who otherwise would have had to face her in court at, in my opinion, their own expense. I recommend her very highly with no reservations whatsoever.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2015
The law team of Denise M. Clark was very hard-working, knowledgeable, and dedicated to obtaining a favorable outcome on my behalf. Ms. Clark herself spent time meeting with me when necessary to explain things better whenever I had questions about my case or didn't understand the proceedings. The attorney who worked directly with me was very patient, courteous, and understanding of my situation. He would email, call, and make time to meet to obtain all the information that was required for my case. He even did this past business hours at the times that were more convenient for me. My overall experience with this law group was great and I would recommend them to anyone who is seeking legal assistance in the area they specialize in.
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Posted by Jermaine | June 28, 2015
Great service
From the first time I talked with Denise Clark she always treated me as if I was her only client she was never too busy to answer any questions that I may have had and would always explain herself so that I would not be left with any confusing thoughts. If I ever got into another situation again she would most definitely be the first lawyer that I would call.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
The Right Lawyer for the Right Reason
While pondering if I had a Wrongful Termination case with a previous employer, I was searching for legal counsel that I felt would be able to assist in that determination and provide me with the right legal representation. I came across the Clark Law Group, after calling several other law firms (the others were either too costly or too busy or did not have the credentials and experience I needed). I was immediately impressed with her portfolio and web page, as well as those she employed, and decided to seek out the firm. From the beginning, starting with the initial intake session(s) to the final disposition of the case, the individuals I encountered were very professional, knowledgeable, reassuring, trustworthy and extremely supportive. While I was anxious to have closure, it required time, research and complete due diligence on the part of all parties. I learned a tremendous amount, from the law firm, regarding the legal process and what is required to deliver a good and credible legal case. While I am not able to discuss, write about, or make reference to the case, I can say, the outcome would have been very different had I not sort legal counsel and the professional services of the Clark Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Denise Clark
Mrs Denise Clark was knowledgeable of the labor laws that affected my particular situation. She represented me effectively and efficiently in the end getting me exactly what I asked for. Her work ethics were impeccable working 7 days a week. Mrs. Clark is someone that I would recommend to have in your corner.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Int'l Welfare and Pension Funds
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Feder, Semo, Clark & Bard, PC
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, PC
  • 1990 - 1993


  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1990
  • North Carolina Central University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Marquette University
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Sparrow v. R.B. Properties
  • Decision of Agency Reversed
  • Jafari v.Old Dominion Transit Management Company
  • Decision of District Court Reversed


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Co-chair of Employee Benefits Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • American College of Employee Benefit Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Council Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • 2008 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Decade of Service Award
  • Employment Justice Center
  • 2010


  • ERISA Litigation
  • Disability Benefits
  • 2014
  • BNA
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Denise
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ms. Clark is an outstanding attorney and an expert in her field. She is also great at sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others. I highly recommend her."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Clark is a excellent advocate with a superior grasp ERISA, a very complicated and possibly confusing law. She knows it all from its substantive provisions to its administrative/procedural requirements."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Clark is a go-to lawyer for ERISA and employment discrimination matters. And in several cases that Denise litigated, she has established important precedent on worker's rights. Denise is also a leader in the Bar and active in law reform efforts."
Employment and labor