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J. Daniel Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa, FL

3407 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-807-4737
Fax: 813-879-5498
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%), Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney J. Daniel Clark is the managing partner of Clark | Martino law firm in Tampa, Florida. He is a nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 24 years of experience.  Mr. Clark provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Board certified as a civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bar, Mr. Clark has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and other preventable tragedies.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Clark is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers (12 years). He has also received a Legal Elite designation from Florida Trend Magazine along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1993 graduate of Duke University, Mr. Clark obtained his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1996, where he was a member of the Stetson Law Review and the Stetson Trial Team. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Mr. Clark has served as chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Trial and Litigation Section as well as executive board member from 2003- 2013. He is also a member of The Florida Bar, the Federal Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, among his other professional affiliations.

*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
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Class Actions


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About J. Daniel Clark

First Admitted: 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Courts, Southern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar; American Bar Association Florida Justice Association (Eagle Member); American Association for Justice; The National Association of Consumer Advocates; Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association; Tampa Bay Inn of Court (Barrister); Hillsborough County Bar Association (Trial & Litigation Section, Section Chair 2011-12, & Executive Board Member since 2003; Young Lawyers Division, Treasurer, 2003-04 & Co-Chair, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, 1999).
  • U.S. District Courts, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member


  • , Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Best Lawyer Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation, Best Lawyers in America
  • , Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • , Florida Super Lawyers
  • , Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Stetson University College of Law, Stetson Law Review, Member; Stetson Trial Team

Educational Background

  • Dan Clark is a Florida native and a graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Duke University where he was an honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference, an athlete.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney: Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. More than 5,010 Florida lawyers are recognized as specialists in one or more of 26 certification areas. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. 


  • Mr. Clark is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Clark is recognized as having demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellency in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict or settlement of one million dollars or more.
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Office Location for J. Daniel Clark

3407 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: 813-807-4737

Fax: 813-879-5498

Last Updated: 12/1/2021

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