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Dwight Willard Clark

Family Attorney at Columbia, MD

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Dwight W. Clark established his practice in 1999 with a specific mission: to provide the highest quality, yet affordable legal services possible. Mr. Clark chose to go into the field of law after a career in the Department of Defense. Working in various civil practices, he gained a great deal of experience in family law and landlord/tenant work. His present practice is a reflection of these experiences.


We pride ourselves in serving your family law needs in a professional manner, and in a courteous and friendly atmosphere. We can assist you with family law issues such as prenuptial agreements, separation and property settlements, divorce, alimony, child custody and support, adoptions, and guardianships. Difficult domestic issues often exact a heavy toll on the family members that are affected. This heavy toll is mainly exacted in 3 ways:

  • A drain on family finances
  • A strain on individual emotions
  • The extent of time taken to resolve these
    financial and emotional issues


Our goal is to help you minimize the adverse effects that the process may have on you and your loved ones.


Dwight Clark is the principle of the Law Firm of Dwight W. Clark L.L.C. He graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School, and has practiced law in Maryland for more than 20 years. He has written and spoken on various issues related to estate planning and family law matters. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of both the Maryland and Howard County Bar Associations.


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice


Law Offices of Dwight W. Clark, L.L.C.


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  9 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Daniel | March 20, 2015
Great family attorney!
My wife and I have two children together. We decided to separate and we had many disagreements as to how the custody agreement would work out. Mr. Clark helped a very difficult process go smoothly and allowed us both to reach a custody arrangement that we could agree upon. I get to see my two boys on a regular basis and I can now communicate with my ex to effectively parent our children together although we have decided to move on from each other, Mr. Clark explained everything very well throughout the process and assisted me in keeping calm through tough times.
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Posted by Grateful Father | March 15, 2015
Mr. Clark is a VERY valuable partner
If you are looking for an attorney to help you with a difficult child custody agreement, involving a custodial parent who is unwilling to accept the new reality as it pertains to your child and you, I strongly recommend retaining Mr. Clark. Mr. Clark is an honest attorney. This quality was very apparent from the first day my wife and I met him. He is realistic about what to expect in a difficult legal situation. He is direct and does not stand down to aggressive behavior in the courts. I find he has a level of intelligence that obviously has matured from his experience. He does not waste your time or your money. My wife and I retained Mr. Clark at a very difficult time in my life. One year and one month ago my child sustained a severe injury...a horrible thing to happen to anyone's child. My child's mother and I never got along. Over the 10+ years since my child was born I evolved to accept her non-compliance with the parental plan...a decision that was difficult but one that achieved a degree of peace for my child and me. And, yet, after my child's accident, it became very evident to me, and those who cared for my child, there was reason to be concerned about the mother. I retained Mr. Clark three weeks after the accident...and it has been a whirlwind and, at times, merry-go-round, ever since. My child's mother was interfering with medical care and even today does not fully accept the reality of my child's injuries. Mr. Clark coached me through some very difficult times. While I eventually gained custody of my child, the mother continues to use the legal system in her favor. Her attempts have been so convoluted that much of the time I cannot make sense of her reasoning beyond her inability to accept the outcome of the courts to date. Throughout it all and still, Mr. Clark and his staff, most especially his paralegal, Ms. Charree Nash, have stayed on top of it all. There are so many laws and details that I am oblivious to...but, with Mr. Clark's years of experience and responsiveness, you can rest assure you are in good hands. My case is still ongoing but I can say without a doubt I highly recommend him. Throughout these past 13 months, he has very patiently answered my many questions. And, when need, he is a calming force...both literally and figuratively...such as the time a simple placement of his hand on my arm calmed my nerves when my child's mother was acting out. Mr. Clark is a valuable partner in your corner and, if need, a force to be reckoned with in the court room. I am eternally grateful to him and his staff for all the hours they put in on my case and am confident he will lead me out of what has been a very a bad situation.
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Posted by Steve | July 7, 2018
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Extremely Ethical and Responsive
My family retained him to find and receive compensation from a deadbeat tenant in the late 1990's. Dwight always returned our calls quickly. He was extremely thorough in the courtroom. He quickly negotiated a fair settlement that helped us avoid more legal fees. He didn't bill us needlessly and returned a portion of his retainer, too.
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Posted by Danyelle | April 23, 2018
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Unlimited Patience & Compassion
Mr. Clark represented me as the PR in a contested Will situation. Although I am sure Mr. Clark has heard plenty of family drama in his career, he was still willing to listen to and take the time to understand our family's specific issues. Both he and his paralegal, Charree, were endlessly patient and reassuring with me throughout the entire process. I always felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands with Mr. Clark's team and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.
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Posted by Edward | November 3, 2016
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Extremely Dependable Attorney
I have come to Mr.. Clark for representation with various legal matters over the years. Most recently, Mr. Clark prepared a Durable Power of Attorney for my brother and I. I am very pleased with his services and would highly recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2015
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My Problem Solver
Dwight Clark has been my lawyer for several years and I consider myself lucky to have found him. I have always had a lawyer on retainer and none of the previous ones have been ethical,honest or helpful. I don't know how one person could meet so many terrible lawyers but finding Mr. Clark has made up for all of the above. He was able to resolve on going problems that have made my life miserable for years and effectively cleared up problems that could have been potentially dragged out and unpleasant. Having him represent me has greatly changed my life. I am happy and calm when unpleasant things happen as I know I can rely upon him to fix anything that comes up. Having him as my lawyer makes me feel secure and safe and I no longer worry about coping with anything unpleasant. All I have to do is call him and I know my problem will be taken care of.
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Posted by Dorothy | November 13, 2015
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I have received courteous and immediate attention to any and all phone calls/visits I have made to Mr. Clark. He has provided much needed advice, provided decision making information and provided follow-on/through assistance/expertise as I traveled my way through wills, estate probate and a family lawsuit. .
Posted by Kim | November 12, 2015
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One of our Best Decisions to hire Dwight W. Clark to Handle our Adoption
When my husband and I needed legal advice about a possible adoption, Dwight W. Clark was there to help provide sound counsel. When it came time to go through the adoption process for our oldest daughter, we chose Dwight Clark to handle the adoption case. Dwight handled every aspect of the adoption with expertise, preciseness, efficiency, and with a genuine personal interest in providing our family with the best legal services. When we really needed his support and guidance in some of the more detailed portions of the adoption, we were able to count on Dwight's knowledge and experience to help navigate this process. My husband and I felt so pleased with the legal services Dwight Clark provided that we called him to handle our legal needs when we adopted another child. Because of his professional ability and personal interest in our family, we have continued to turn to Dwight for other legal needs and advice. I would highly recommend Dwight W. Clark to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by BW | March 27, 2018
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Mr. Clark has my approval
Mr. Clark represented me in a legal matter recently. He and his team were focused and professional. Mr. Clark paid attention to the details, and the results were favorable. Additionally, he is a very pleasant individual to work with, and has a calm disposition.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 235-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Dwight W. Clark, LLC
  • 1999 - Present


  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member of Family Law Section
  • 1999 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member of Estates & Trusts Section
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member of Solo & Small Firm Section
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  • Howard County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Howard County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman
  • 2000 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

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