John W. Clark IV

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Clark Law Firm, PC
John W. Clark IV
Clark Law Firm, PC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 2005

Education: The University of Alabama School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013

Clark Law Firm, PC

The Landmark Building, Suite 600
2100 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 Visit website


The principal attorney at Clark Law Firm PC, John Clark handles a variety of matters for his clients. Mr. Clark provides general business advice and counsel to company owners and management on entity formation, debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements and other issues. Mr. Clark's real estate practice includes purchases and sales, landlord/tenant disputes, easements, property liens and title and boundary issues. He also represents employers and employees regarding non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, as well as minority shareholders/members in disputes with majority shareholders/members.

Mr. Clark is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2001. After obtaining a Masters in Banking & Finance from the University of Alabama in 2002, he remained in Tuscaloosa and enrolled at the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating in 2005 with his Juris Doctor.

Prior to opening Clark Law Firm PC in 2017, Mr. Clark spent several years at a well-known Birmingham boutique firm, where he handled complex business litigation and transactions. Admitted to practice in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, Mr. Clark is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Throughout his career, Mr. Clark has earned the respect of his colleagues for his track record and high degree of ethics. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (real property litigation), and he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and has a "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. He serves on several committees of the Alabama State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business, General Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Litigation, Sub-chapter S Corporations

  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Bankruptcy: Business

First Admitted: 2005, Alabama

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Educational Background:
  • University of Alabama, Masters of Banking and Finance, 2002
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; B.S. Business Administration & B.A. Political Science, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • Florida Bar Association, Member, 2006
  • Alabama Bar Association, Member, 2005
  • Real Property Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Real Property Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers publication, 2013, 2014-2017

Office location for John W. Clark IV

The Landmark Building, Suite 600
2100 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-506-0075


9 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013

Top Lists

Top 50: Birmingham Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Top 50: Alabama Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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