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Christopher Gene Clark

Criminal defense Attorney at Clarksville, TN

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Notable Career Highlights:

 

·       Extensive trial experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney including multiple first degree murder cases

·       Co-authored multiple bills for the Tennessee State Legislature at the request of the Office of the District Attorney, District Attorney General’s Conference, and the Public Safety Coalition

·       Co-authored the bill that becameTennessee’s sexual offender registry (Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004)

·       Successfully assisted sexual offenders in removal fromTennessee’s sexual offender registry

·       Trained officers from numerous jurisdictions acrossTennesseeon DUI trial testimony and investigation

·       Clerked for Nashville Civil Rights law firm with a focus on constitutional law

·       Proudly represent members of the United States Army and other branches of our armed forces

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Location

Patton & Pittman
101 N. 3rd ST
Clarksville, TN, 37040

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Reviews

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Posted by Jes | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
Very satisfied with Chris in helping my brother win. He did an amazing job. Chris will always be family to us we are very blessed. Highly recommend him!! He really knows his stuff. Great personality, very respectful.
Response from Christopher Clark March 8, 2022
Jes, thank you so much for these kind words. You have a wonderful family; it was a privilege to get to know each of you. This was a team effort as you all helped us build the case that we needed to build. In return, your brother received the best outcome available by law in his case. I'm so honored that you, your brother, and your family chose me to be his voice in the justice system.
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Posted by Frank | August 16, 2020
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Best possible outcome!
I would absolutely recommend Chris. The charges I was dealing with were serious and I could have faced serious jail or prison time. Chris got me an outcome that is better than I could have imagined. One case was dismissed. The other had judgment deferred and will be dismissed after completing probation. I'm happy to be moving forward with my life and am so glad my family hired Chris.
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Response from Christopher Clark August 18, 2020
Frank, thank you for your comments. I agree that it was by far the best possible outcome. In fact, it was better than we could have dreamed of at the beginning. It was only possible because of the team approach between you, your family, and your legal team at Patton & Pittman. I know at times some of my advice seemed unorthodox but you trusted me and I thank you for that. At the end, it was you that asked me to take a leap of faith. I did and it lead to a great outcome. What I want everyone to understand is that you can't just hire an attorney and expect the attorney to do everything. It is truly a team approach. You did amazing things in your own life that gave me better information to present on your behalf. Thank you and good luck.
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Posted by Jesse | July 7, 2020
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Awesome Attorney
I'm honored  to give this review for Mr. Chris Clark. Hoping this reaches out to not only civilian but military community as well. I was then referred to Mr. Clark because of the magnitude of  of my case, so if you are looking at  a serious charge you need a trial attorney.  Mr. Clark has been on both sides, he handled my case  professionally and he guided me through every step along the way, with ultimately all my charges being dropped. As a  decorated and honorably discharged Army soldier, I got to keep my life intact with all my benefits and honorable status. So in closing to civilian and Military communities, this is a no-brainer, call Mr Clark. He's in the top percentile of the state for a reason. J.R.
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Response from Christopher Clark July 9, 2020
J.R. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I take great pride in being able to help our military men and women. It is the least that I can do when you all have sacrificed so much for our freedom. I see it as a way to honor my father, grandfather, and other family members who have also served. It was an absolute pleasure to be your advocate and to stand beside you as the charges against you were dismissed.
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Posted by Richard | November 7, 2019
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He did a great job with my case!
My family and I were very happy with Chris. He was always prompt, professional, practical, and honest. I was fighting some very difficult criminal charges and the DA was pushing hard for an outrageously severe 10 plus year prison sentence. We went all the way to trial, and while I wasn't aquitted (which was a long shot anyway) I was found guilty of lesser charges, therefore, instead of a life altering prison sentence, I served 9 months in the local jail, and I'm now moving forward with my life! With a lesser attorney, my life may have been over as I knew it. A great lawyer and a great person as well. Highly recommend.
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Response from Christopher Clark November 14, 2019
Richard, thank you for your awesome recommendation. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and your family throughout your case and now consider you all friends. You aren't kidding when you say this was a hard fought case. However, we had a plan, stuck to it, and it paid off. I'm so happy that you and your family were pleased with our team's work and the results.
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Posted by Isaac | March 21, 2019
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Amazing Job, the best service I've ever recieved!
My lawyer gave me a worry free process and amazing customer service! I was an out of state client and the way I treated made the process so stress free!
Response from Christopher Clark March 25, 2019
Thank you, Isaac. I know how stressful litigation of any kind can be. We go to great lengths to minimize the stress caused by the legal system. As you know, one of the ways that we do this is to educate our clients on the process by teaching them how the system works and what to expect. We are glad that this approach worked for you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2019
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Great lawyer
Mr.Clark was excellent in handling my case, he went above and beyond to help me get my case taken care of. Although it is hard to get him on the phone a few times but it’s because he’s a very busy individual, I do recommend hiring him!
Response from Christopher Clark March 21, 2019
Thank you for your recommendation and understanding regarding phone calls. Our local courts have dockets that start at 8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We do our best to schedule phone conferences as soon as possible around those daily dockets.
Posted by Jason | March 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Did an amazing job for me. I would definitely recommend him he’s a great person too.
Response from Christopher Clark March 21, 2019
Thank you, Jason for your recommendation and kind words.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2019
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Review for Chris Clark
Mr. Clark is a very professional and competent lawyer. He is very friendly and work on my expungement quickly. He has always personally talked to me when I had questions or concerns. Would highly recommend Mr. Clark for any legal matters in Tennessee.
Response from Christopher Clark March 21, 2019
I appreciate your recommendation. I'm glad we were able to reach your goals in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Obviously not bottom of his class in law school
I had called a few attorneys in the area for a consult on my case and was getting discouraged because they could not give me confident answers to questions I considered important. Mr. Clark was knowledgable, confident, and respectfully answered my questions. He successfully handled my case, did everything he said he was going to do, and charged me less than I had been quoted by others. Not only does he exude competence, but the people who work for him do as well. So thankful I didnt settle for second rate. Hope I never have to, but I would hire Mr. Clark again.
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Response from Christopher Clark October 24, 2018
Wow, thank you for your recommendation. Choosing an attorney to protect your freedom is a very important decision. You have to know that person is going to do everything possible to help you. You did the right thing by interviewing several attorneys to see who felt right. I'm honored that you chose me and my team to help you. We take what we do very seriously and earnestly strive to earn your trust. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Posted by Erica | July 13, 2018
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Felony
My family hired Chris Clark for a murder trial. That started in Aug2016 n its just wrapping up July2018 n he worked hard to defend me and at the end he fought to dismiss it and he did and worked very well with n for me...I definitely recommend him...5 stars
Response from Christopher Clark July 16, 2018
Thank you, Erica. Being falsely accused of premeditated murder has to be one of the most frightening things anyone can experience. I'm honored that you put your trust in me for one of the most important events in your life. We stood our ground and it paid off. Case Dismissed! Congratulations and thank you for the recommendation.
Posted by Jon | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Proffessional and one of the best!
Hands down I could not have been more satisfied with Mr. Clark as my attorney. When I saw money well spent I mean it!! From the very first consultation through the whole step by step process, Mr. Clark kept me informed and let me know the expected outcome. It was GREAT by the way. I am an out of state client which made things difficult for me yet Mr. Clark did not let that become an obstacle. He handled everything. Again money well spent. If you are in need of an attorney I HIGHLY recommend Chris Clark to represent you.
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Response from Christopher Clark January 31, 2018
Jon, we are so happy that you were satisfied with the work that we did. Thank you for allowing us to work with you on a positive resolution.
Posted by Justin | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
This man is a monster in the courtroom!
Chris is the best! I've used his around 5 times now and have never been disappointed with the results. Nobody else will do. No matter what the charge or ticket, I know that Chris will handle it with ease. He listens, is incredibly smart, and knows how to sweet talk a judge. Don't throw your money away on a chance. Chris is awesome and will work hard on your case and go out of his way for the win!
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Response from Christopher Clark July 21, 2017
Justin: Thanks so much for the awesome review. While some of the judges may disagree with you that I "sweet talk" them, I believe they would agree that the attorneys at Patton & Pittman come to court with a thorough understanding of the law and their case files. As always, I appreciate your trust and the fact that you took the time to share it with others.
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Posted by Seth | June 26, 2017
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Phenomenal Attorney
True professional and dedicated to his craft and the individual. Mr. Clark was able to eradicate a prolonged issue that I have been dealing with a simple phone call. He worked efficiently and handled my case within the day and sent me confirmation as well. I would recommend this attorney to anyone with a case regarding criminal proceedings.
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Response from Christopher Clark July 3, 2017
Thank you, Seth. One of the greatest pleasures of my job is to help people reach their goals within the legal system. I’m glad that we were able to reach yours.
Posted by Samantha & Brendon | March 20, 2017
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Amazing lawyer, dedicated & knowledgeable
When my husband got into legal trouble, we hired Mr. Clark for the case. He was dedicated, persistent & helpful. When we had questions, he would get back to us right away. By far the best lawyer we've ever had. He does his job well & ensures that you understand every legal aspect your case pertains too. We are very happy with the service he provided & satisfied with the results of our case. We recommend him highly & are so grateful for the work he's done for us. Thank you.
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Response from Christopher Clark March 21, 2017
Thank you guys for sharing your experience and for your compliments. At Patton & Pittman we understand that the court process can be unfamiliar and confusing. Therefore, we strive to keep you informed about every step in the process. I am excited that we were able to meet your goals and make you feel comfortable along the way.
Posted by Michael | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, fair, and upfront
Chris was always there when I needed him. He treated me like a friend and not just a client during the most stressful time of my life. His assistant Zach was very helpful and available to answer any questions that I had. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I or friends and family do, I will not hesitate to recommend Chris and his team to anyone. Thank you again chris
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Response from Christopher Clark March 20, 2017
Michael: Thank you for your kind words. Many people don’t understand the true stress of criminal charges until they happen. You trusted us with your career, your family, and your freedom. We do not take this lightly. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your family and cannot be more thrilled with the results. Chris
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Posted by Dana | September 15, 2016
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The Best Attorney in Clarksville
When my son got into trouble we were referred to Chris. He was knowledgeable, very professional. He got right to the point, worked with my son and so grateful he was able to get the problem solved in a timely minor. I highly recommend Chris for your attorney needs.
Response from Christopher Clark December 15, 2016
I truly appreciate such kind words. I’m always happy when we can get issues resolved quickly. We value our client's time and constantly focus on efficiency. I’m very glad things worked out so well.
Posted by Jenni | August 31, 2016
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Wonderful Lawyer
Christopher Clark is an amazingn attorney. He is very passionate and knowledgable in his profession. I would definitely hire him again. He was very professional and caring about the case we hired him for. I will reccomend him all day everyday! Thank you Mr. Clark!
Response from Christopher Clark December 15, 2016
Thank you, Jenni, for your kind words. I’m always glad to hear that our passion and care for our clients shows in the work that we do.
Posted by Sheena | January 21, 2016
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Highly Qualified Lawyer
Mr. Chris Clark represented my brother in one of the most painful cases that we could imagine and believe it or not he excelled above and beyond our expectations. No matter when or how many times we would call Mr. Clark he would always answer or return our calls in a timely manner if he was out of the office. Mr. Clark was very informative, knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate about my brother case. Not only did Mr. Clark emphasize those traits, but he also got my brother a lower bond before his court date and the day of court he had his bond reduced even lower, charges was dismissed, and everything was expunged from his record and for that we are definitely GRATEFUL! If you’re looking for a great Criminal Defense Lawyer, Chris Clark is definitely the man!!
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Response from Christopher Clark December 15, 2016
Thank you, Sheena. Our attorneys at Patton & Pittman know that litigation is painful and try and always be mindful of that. One way that we try to minimize the pain is to be timely in our correspondence. I’m so glad that your brother’s case ended in a dismissal and he is now living the life he wanted to live.
Posted by Erin | October 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
The Bobby Fisher of Lawyers
Mr. Clark represented me in a domestic assault case and performed beyond my expectations. He knew the ins and outs of the law exceptionally well. He also knew the prosecutors and judges and understood what specific actions and words made sense to them along with understanding how to read them in courtroom. Mr. Clark is a skillful lawyer that I would suggest for anyone needing criminal defense.
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Response from Christopher Clark December 15, 2016
Thanks, Erin. Everyone expects their attorney to know the law but it is equally as important for your lawyer to know the system, how it works, and the players in the system. I’m so glad that showed during our representation and even more excited that we reached such an awesome outcome.
Posted by Amanda | September 29, 2015
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Excellent Attorney
Chris Clark has been on both sides of the table. As a former district attorney, he has ties within the community that makes it much easier for him to connect with the people you need in order to get your case resolved. He's compassionate and does not pass judgement on you for any legal issues you may encounter. Top notch attorney with a excellent heart, as well.
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Response from Christopher Clark December 15, 2016
Thank you, Amanda for taking the time to share your experience.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Patton & Pittman
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney General
  • Office of the District Attorney General
  • 2004 - 2009

Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • 2003
  • Austin Peay State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Associations

  • Tennessee Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2014
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014

Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
  • 2017
  • Findlaw
  • Etched in Cyber-stone: Communication in the Digital Age
  • 2011
  • Tennessee Code Annotated
  • Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Cops in Court
  • Trial Testimony in DUI Cases
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education Series
  • Pretrial Diversion
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse attorney Christopher Clark. Chris and I first met while working on opposite sides of the aisle on a case that resulted in a hard fought battle in the courtroom. Chris is a formidable trial lawyer who is intelligent, professional, and dedicated to his clients. He brings his A-game every time and consistently garners successful results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Clark is an experienced, skilled, and highly-qualified attorney. He represents clients and causes zealously. He is also very approachable and practical, and his clients appreciate that. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Chris in Court on several occasions, he's confident, smart, and always prepared. He and I are working on a case together right now which I'm confident will result in "not guilty" for both our clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my opinion, you couldn't have a better person to represent you in Montgomery County."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Chris for many years and have sought his assistance on several cases. Chris is the consummate professional and has always represented his clients with zeal and exceptional skill. I consider myself honored to know and work with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor, Chris is well-versed in criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I have practiced together for almost 3 years and during that time I have found him to be a very thorough and detail-oriented attorney. Chris worked with the district attorney's office for 6 years and this experience is invaluable in his criminal defense practice whether it involves reaching a more favorable settlement for his clients or trying a case. One of Chris' strongest qualities is that he is not afraid to try a case if he does not feel the State is making a fair or reasonable offer to his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is highly respected by Bench and Bar alike. He is not afraid of the fight and is always prepared!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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