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Dwayne Lee Clark

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Dwayne

Learn Dwayne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Admiralty and maritime
    All aspects of Maritime, Admiralty and marine law and litigation.

    37 years, 500 cases

  2. Other

  3. Personal injury

    37 years, 200 cases


Dwayne Lee Clark
Clark & Zedella P A
1930 Perry Pl
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I am writing as a former lawyer who never thought he would need the services/expertise of another attorney. Attny. Clark's knowledge, expertise and candidness reminded me why this is - actually - a noble profession.
Posted by Michelle | March 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best team of Lawyers
The best team of lawyers in Maritime affairs. Anything concerning the Merchant Marine world they are knowledgeable about. They are very detailed and maintained a very personal relationship with me during and after my case. I would refer them to anyone looking for a Maritime Lawyer.
Posted by Robert | October 10, 2010
A very good Marine lawyer
A my old law firm Dwayne worked for me doing marine work as well as other trial work. When he moved to Jacksonville I continued to work with Dwayne as local counsel and to refer local Jacksonville work. He is well respected by the judges and lawyers in Jacksonville. He is gets the work done on time and in a manner that gets the best result for the client at a reasonable cost. Knows many people in the marine field in Jacksonville when we need to consult with outside experts. I have always found Dwayne to be on top of new developments in the marine law and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Mickie | October 6, 2010
M/Y Whitecloud Debt Settlement
We did some repairs on a yacht, when job was finished the boat captain refused to make final payment. We contacted Mr. Clark, explained the situation and asked him to represent us in the handling of this matter. He always kept us apprised of the situation and emailed us all correspondence between himself, the owners and the boat captain. We knew what was going on at all times. We are very pleased with the way Mr. Clark handled this case and would not hesitate to use his services again if needed and would recommend him highly. Mr. Clark was very professional and knowledgeable in the handeling of this case.
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Posted by George | October 5, 2010
Great Lawyers
I give Clark & Watson my highest endorsement. They represented me years ago in a Jones Act case. I am a merchant seaman and suffered a serious personal injury. They got a fantastic settlement for me and allowed me to get my life back together. I would higly recommend Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson to any personal injury client, especially in maritime cases!!
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leg Amputation - Seaman
  • Settled for insuance policy limits - very high settement


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present


  • Oklahoma Law Review
  • Oklahoma's Defective Test for Defect-The Consumer Expectation Test and Its Limitations," 39-2 Oklahoma Law Review (1986)
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor Pretrial Litigation Drafting
  • 2011
  • University of North Florida / ITT Tech
  • Paralegal Studies
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
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Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I admire and endorse Dwayne Clark as an attorney. Dwayne Clark was a professor of mine when I was in law school and he talked a lot about his law practice. I dreamed of operating a firm with the same diligence and passion that he discussed with my class. He is willing to zealously advocate for his clients and is not afraid to work hard to ensure his job is done right. When an attorney is willing to proofread petitions and other court documents and have them reviewed again by his partner, you know he is an attorney who cares not only about his work but about his clients. I highly recommend anyone who is seeking a Maritime attorney to contact Clark & Watson, P.A. If Dwayne Clark can help, he will."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I had my first admiralty case (in California) I needed some advice from experienced admiralty attorneys. Florida has the country's most active admiralty bar and the Florida Bar suggested I call Mr. Clark. I did and Mr. Clark was very generous with his time in giving valuable advice."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have great respect for Dwayne Clark. He is an honest and ethical attorney who works dilligently for his clients. I have referred him cases with great success and have called on him for advice on matters in which he has more expertise. He is a Class Act who makes the legal profession better."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dwayne Clark is an attorney of the highest ethical standards with a superior knowledge in his field. I have been referring clients to Dwayne for over 10 years. He is industrious in preparation and zealous in representation. I recommend him without reservation."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dwayne on and off for twenty plus years. Dwayne is an excellent lawyer with the intellectual firepower and legal judgment that clients need to prevail in our system of justice."
Admiralty and maritime Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Mr. Clark for many years now. I have find him to be extremely knowledgeable of the law as well as accessible to his clients. I would completely trust him to handle any admiralty/maritime issue. I am also proud to call him one of my friends."
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Jacksonville Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Dwayne Lee Clark
Dwayne Lee Clark
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 36 years
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