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John Kearson Clark Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Jackson, OH

4.4   13 reviews

also known as Clark Law Offices


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About John

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4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    34%

    32 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Family
    23%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    23%

    32 years, 500 cases

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Auto accidents , slip and falls, medical Malpractice and wrongful deaths

    32 years

Unlike most attorneys you may know, John K. Clark, Jr. worked full-time while attending college and law school. While studying for his Business Administration degree at Franklin University, he worked nights at Adelphi-General Motors. Perhaps that is why John is known to tell others that he learned some of his best lessons in life while working with others at the Columbus factory. Upon obtaining his B.A. degree with honors he was accepted into the School of Law at Capital University. He obtained his Doctorate of Law degree while continuing to work full-time at Adelphi-General Motors. John sat for and obtained his license to practice law in Ohio and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. John is also licensed to practice law before The United States Supreme Court. 

John Kearson Clark, Jr. has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He has interned with the Ohio Supreme Court under Justice Holmes. While in law school, he worked with the Franklin County Prosecutor's office and later the Franklin County Common Pleas Court. He has also been employed by various prominent law firms, such as, Schottenstein, Zox and Dunn; Cassidy and Meeks; and locally by Leonard Holzapfel Esq. For the last 28 years, John Kearson Clark, Jr. has created, developed and remains as counsel with Clark Law Offices.

Licensed for 31 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/09/2022

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

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CLARK LAW OFFICES
221 East Main Street Jackson OH 45640
17 South Paint Chillicothe OH 45601
Jackson, OH, 45640

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by David | May 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
I hired John to represent me in a very serious criminal matter, and I can honestly say he is a true warrior both inside and outside the courtroom. You truly won’t find an attorney who is more honest and hardworking in all of southern Ohio than John Clark. He will vigorously fight for you, won’t feed you a bunch of blind or empty promises, and will handle the ups and downs of your case with the utmost professionalism. He not only got my case dismissed, but was able to obtain favorable results for several of his other clients while my case was pending. In addition, his staff was polite, non-judgmental, and always ensured that my messages were received by John. They also ensured that I knew everything I needed to know, or wanted to know, throughout the case. They were all looking out for my best interest and they earned my trust and respect. Regardless of your situation, I would highly recommend Clark Law Offices for your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I needed guidance.
" when life gives you lemons, make lemonade" BUT, you still have to deal with the sour lemons and THAT IS LIFE! Attorney Clark has professionally and successfully taken care of those "lemons" for me, and upon my recomendation, other members of my family. You can count on him to listen to your problem and quickly offer a solution without being judgemental. I will recommend John K. Clark, Jr. to anyone who has "lemons" and needs "lemonade" to make their life sweeter. Thank you John. ssf
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Posted by Lauren | September 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guardian
I am a social worker at a nursing facility. Mr. Clark was the guardian of one of my residents for the past year. During his Guardianship over her he was very supportive and understanding to the residents needs and wants. We worked very well together to provide the resident with the highest quality of life that we could. Me. Clark is very passionate of helping others as an attorney. I am very pleased with the service he provided and am glad to hav head him along side us all through this Guardianship.
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Response from John Clark September 19, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. However, your assistance made things go as smoothly as possible given the circumstances. Thank you!!
Posted by Herb NcGuire | September 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Herb
I have known Atty John Clark For Over 27 years. I have used his services and worked with John in many different legal situations. John is a man of high integrity, very knowledgeable, and very reliable! One Great Attorney
Response from John Clark September 14, 2019
Thank you mr McGuire! Thank you for your military service as well!! You are a Great Patriot!!
Posted by Josh | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was there when I needed him
About a year ago I contacted John and he helped me with a traffic violation that was unfair. And it didn’t work out on the first attempt but he continued onward and resolved the issue with very little headache to me, I would absolutely recommend John to someone who was in need of a competent, honest, Attorney.
Response from John Clark September 14, 2019
Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experienced, flexible, and well equipped
John provided research material and legal advice when our church board was establishing constitutional segments on culturally sensitive matters. He was thoughtful, diligent, and competent. He listens well and takes great care with legal inferences. He was generous with his time and resources.
Response from John Clark September 13, 2019
Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent.
Posted by Ron | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
John was excellent with my divorce. John and his staff was very knowledgeable and thorough with my case. I felt like he cared and treated me like family. Highly recommend him.
Response from John Clark September 13, 2019
Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent.
Posted by Dawn | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dissolution
I contacted the office of John Clark and they got me in immediately for my consultation for my dissolution. John was very pleasant to talk to and he listened to what I needed and wanted. He has a very caring heart and he made me feel like I was the only client he had. Going thru a dissolution is something I didn’t want to go thru but John is very compassionate about his job and made this life changing decision that I made a little easier to go thru.
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Response from John Clark September 13, 2019
Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent. Best wishes to you and your family!
Posted by Amanda | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case
John was by far the best attorney I could have chosen to represent me in this case for custody of my daughter. He’s the only attorney that I contacted who actually listened to my story and was reasonable with a retainer fee. I would highly recommend John as an attorney! Thank you so much!
Response from John Clark September 13, 2019
Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent. You completed ever task that was asked of you. You are a GREAT mother!! Best Wishes !!
Posted by Rebecca | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Clark assisted me with pending issues in my late husband's estate. He was both very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend him.
Response from John Clark September 13, 2019
Thank you Rebecca. That’s very kind of you. Thank you for using our law firm. You were a pleasure to represent.
Posted by Corey | August 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Looking at 7 charges 2 felonies settled case before pretrial with the lowest misdeamonor very happy
Response from John Clark August 22, 2017
It was a pleasure representing you. Good luck in the future!
Posted by James Bowman | April 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst attorney in the county
literally just don't hire the guy at least in criminal proceedings or your definitely gonna regret it trust me your better off representing your self. I was charged with assault M1 and was offered probation my counter offer was M4 disorderly conduct. which Mr. Clark refused to even offer the prosecutor. I fired Mr. Clark instantly and represented my self and guess who got the charge dropped to a MM disorderly conduct 2 weeks later buy him self?
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Posted by James | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer in town sadly
I’ve worked with many lawyers and been in many situations yet John was my lawyer for a assault case yet when at my pre trial he never even spoke to me he had his secretary talk to me and even though All the evidence was clearly showing I was acting in self defense I was still charged since he didn’t do his job
Response from John Clark October 12, 2019
"We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. We had talked prior to that day.. However, if you recall, on the day of court, the docket was extremely heavy. I suggested we continue your case so we could talk more extensively and private about your case and the State’s offer. Despite my suggestion, you insisted on taking the offer anyway. So I sent my assistant back out in Hall (where you were) with the proposed offer. You signed it. You “just wanted to get out of there.” Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns. ***** Post script: Thank you James for opportunity to speak with you today. I look forward to addressing an issue you had regarding the probation. Thank you
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney. founder
  • Clark Law Offices
  • 1993 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • Schottenstein Zox & Dunn
  • 1990 - 1992

Education

  • Franklin University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • Capital University Law School
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v Carter
  • NOT GUILTY by jury jury only out for 19 minutes
  • In re McGowan
  • Father was awarded shared parenting and all rights of a father.
  • State v Coon
  • NOT GUILTY by jury
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Active member in good standing and past officer
  • 1993 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1993 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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