Mr. Clark has been recognized as a tenacious litigator. Acquiring his experience by fighting against hundreds of the largest corporations in the state, Mr. Clark has successfully litigated all types of employment cases from beginning to end. He has an extensive record of success for his clients and enjoys making sure the rights of employees are vindicated.
Prior to passing the California bar, Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Army National Guard as an Avionics Mechanic working on Blackhawk helicopters for the 126th Medical Company (Air Ambulance). He received an Honorable Discharge in 2007 after eight years of service.
Thereafter, Mr. Clark honed his skills by working for several government and private employers. During law school, Mr. Clark clerked for Administrative Judge Daniel Preciado of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and worked as a Certified Law Clerk with the California Attorney General’s office (Employment Division).
While awaiting his bar results, Mr. Clark worked as a Law Clerk for the California State Bar, Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. This was a significant clerkship for Mr. Clark as he was able to fully understand the administrative agency responsible for prosecuting attorneys for misconduct.
After passing the bar, Mr. Clark and his family moved to Northern California so that he could gain more practical litigation experience by representing consumers in products liability and wrongful death actions for one of the largest consumer firms in California.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Clark opened his own practice specializing in the representation of employees against employers. In 2009, Mr. Clark opened offices in San Francisco and San Rafael, and in January 2013 opened an office in Los Angeles.
Hourly ($500/hour), contingent (40-50%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 10% of Lawyers in the U.S.||Lawyers of Distinction||2017|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2016|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Largest Employment Law Settlement||The Recorder||2015|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Witkin Award - Legal Research & Writing: Oral Advocacy||Witkin Legal Institute||2006|
|Owner||Clark Employment Law, APC||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Clark & Divakaran LLP||2009 - 2013|
|Associate||Brayton Purcell, LLP||2009 - 2009|
|Certified Law Clerk||Department of Justice||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||State Bar of California||2008 - 2008|
|Clerk||United States EEOC||2008 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Admitted||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Admitted||2012 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of California||Admitted||2010 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Admitted||2008 - Present|
|Supreme Court of California||Admitted||2008 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Qui Tam Retaliation/Whistleblower||$1,175,000.00|
|Cerbone v. Diocese of Sacramento||Plaintiff's Verdict - $900K, $4 million judgment|
|Hussein v. Farmers Insurance Exchange||Plaintiff's Verdict - Total judgment $1.8 million|
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|California Labor & Employment Law Review||A Clash of Fundamental Rights: Redefining Peace Officer Privacy Rights Through the California Public Records Act||2008|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|California State University, Chico||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|