Suzanne Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fayetteville, AR

Clark Law Firm PLLC
244 West Dickson Street, Suite 201, PO Box 4248
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Phone: 479-802-4834
Fax: 479-856-6381
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Employment Litigation: Defense (20%), Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Prior to founding the Clark Law Firm, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Suzanne G. Clark was an attorney at the largest national law firm in the state, where she gained significant experience in a wide range of civil litigation. She handles complex business, civil, labor and family law cases with a deep sense of commitment and skill, having special corporate experience to assist in intellectual property cases as well as commercial litigation.

Ms. Clark received Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and was awarded her Juris Doctor summa cum laude by the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2008. Prior to her legal career, she worked in the semiconductor industry as a process engineer and then in senior management, which provided her with valuable first-hand insights into various business affairs. In 2013, Ms. Clark was appointed by Governor Beebe to serve as a special associate justice on a case appearing before the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Arkansas Supreme Court appointed Ms. Clark to the Civil Practice Committee in 2014.  Admitted to practice before all state and federal Arkansas courts, Ms. Clark is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has served as a member of both the House of Delegates and the Board of Governors of the Arkansas Bar Association.

Ms. Clark maintains an active teaching profile, having taught products liability as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law as well as a skills course in litigating medical negligence claims. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center, and she serves on the board of trustees of the Fayetteville Public Library. As a contributor to several distinguished publications, including the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, she maintains an active role as a writer for prominent journals.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Appellate
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Appeals

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

About Suzanne Clark

Admitted: 2008

Professional Webpage: http://www.clark-firm.com/attorney-profile/suzanne-g-clark/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Adjunct Professor, Products Liability and  Medical Malpractice Litigation Skills
  • Arkansas
  • Elected, House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar
  • Professional Ethics Committee
  • Arkansas Bar Association President-Elect.  Suzanne Clark was elected state-wide to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2018. She is currently the President-Elect Designee, will serve as President-Elect from June 2017 to June 2018, when she will be sworn in as President of the Arkansas Bar Association. , 2017
  • United States Supreme Court, February 2012
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Long Range Planning Committee
  • Law School Plus Program, Oral Advocacy
  • Arkansas Civil Practice Committee - appointed by Arkansas Supreme Court, 2014
  • Supreme Court of Arkanas, Special Associate Justice, Appointed by Governor MIke Beebe
  • Bar Association's Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee

Educational Background

  • Chemical Engineering

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Decision Point, Inc., Board of Director (Former)
  • Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center, Board of Directors, 2009
  • Fayetteville Public Library, President and Board of Trustees

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Bulsara v. Watkins: A Problematic Application of the Ex Parte Contact Rules," 66 Ark. L. Rev. 359, Author, 2013
  • "An Accident Waiting to Happen; Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn Exposes Inequities in Medical Benefits Legislation," 60 Ark. L. Rev. 533, Author, 2007
  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, providing analysis of Labine v. Vincent, 401 U.S. 532 (1971), Contributor, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements

  • American Express Bank FSB v. Dixon - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-14-1747, 2015
  • The Capital Bank v. Delinquent Lands, et al. - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-13-2211, 2014
  • Darrow v. Burton Pools & Spas Inc. - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-12-2374, 2013
  • Brigance v. The Brookfield at Fianna Oaks, et al. - Sebastian County Circuit Court Case No CV-2009-651, 2010
  • Team Direct Management LLC v. Ruscin - Benton County Circuit Court Case No.: CV-14-1480, 2014
  • Bell v. GGNSC Rogers LLC et al. - Benton County Circuit Court Case No CV-10-3447, 2012
  • Hunt-Rogers Materials LLC v. South Garland Boulevard Associates LP, et al. - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-13-2328, 2014
  • Arkansas Power Electronics International v. Schupbach - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-12-2403, 2013
  • Brigance v. The Brookfield at Fianna Oaks, Sebastian County Circuit Court Case No CV-10-1365, 2011
  • Ray v. Value Partner Advisers, LLC, et al. - Benton County Circuit Court Case No CV-15-1165, 2015
  • Bancorpsouth Bank v. Metrosouth Lot 13A LLC et al. - Benton County Circuit Court Case No CV-12-2066, 2014
  • Bushwood LLC v. Skyscrapers Tours Inc. - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-14-362, 2014
  • Fosters Exterior Solutions LLC v. Parkcrest Builders Inc., et al. - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-13-1891, 2014
  • Community First Trust Co. v. Leo Yang, MD, et al. - Garland County Circuit Court Case No CV-08-4, 2009
  • Northstar Partnering Group LLC v. Tomandao - Washington County Circuit Court Case No CV-13-1008, 2013
  • Stroh et al. v. Liberty Holdings LLC, et al. - Benton County Circuit Court Case No CV-14-218, 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Suzanne Clark was elected state-wide to serve as President of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2018. She is currently the President-Elect Designee, will serve as President-Elect from June 2017 to June 2018, when she will be sworn in as President of the Arkansas Bar Association. , Arkansas Bar President-Elect, Arkansas Bar Association, 2017
  • Summa cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Arkansas Law Review, Arkansas School of Law, 2008
  • Apporinted by Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court for the case styled Arlie Walls, et al. v. New Century Production, LLC, et al., Case No. 12-37, Special Associate Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Employment
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Office Location for Suzanne Clark

244 West Dickson Street, Suite 201
PO Box 4248
Fayetteville, AR 72702

Phone: 479-802-4834

Fax: 479-856-6381

Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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