James D. Clark

James D. Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Morgan & Morgan
 | 201 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813.393.5472
Fax: 813.393.5492
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

James D. Clark is a founding member of Alley Clark & Greiwe, a leading personal injury law firm located in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Clark's practice areas include medical malpractice, general negligence, products liability and mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical products) throughout the United States.

Mr. Clark was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1975 and the North Carolina Bar in 1979. Mr. Clark is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Clark is a Board Certified Circuit Court Mediator and mediates cases on a regular basis involving personal injury and medical malpratice.  He attended law school at Florida State University College of Law. In 1996, Mr. Clark was presented the Michael A. Fogarty Memorial "In The Trenches Award" which is awarded annually to the civil trial lawyer in Florida's Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for excellence in trial skills and ethical conduct.  Mr. Clark, is a leading Tampa products liability and medical malpractice attorney, and is also the author of the chapter in the Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook entitled “Jury Selection” that is published by the Florida Bar.   Notably, Mr. Clark briefed and presented oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of a client in 1983.  The case resulted in a 9-0 decision in favor of his client that was written by Justice Sandra Day O'Conner.  See, United States of America v. Raymond J. Place, 462 U.S. 696 (1983).

Mr. Clark has been selected annually since 2005 by Best Lawyers and he is currently recognized in four separate legal speciality categories – Personal Injury Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Products Liability Law.  Mr. Clark was named 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation in Tampa by Best Lawyers®. Mr. Clark was previously selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 in Product Liability Litigation (Tampa). Additionally, he received the "Lawyer of the Year" distinction in 2011 in the field of Medical Malpractice Law (Tampa) by Best Lawyers®.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

Mr. Clark has been selected annually since the year 2006 by Super Lawyers as one of Florida's top trial attorneys.  

Mr. Clark is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

About James Clark

Admitted: 1975, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/james-d-clark/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation in Tampa by Best Lawyers®., 2016
  • Awarded the Mike Fogarty Memorial "In the Trenches Award" by the Trial Lawyers Section, Hillborough County Bar Association for excellence in civil litigation
  • 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation in Tampa by Best Lawyers®., 2018, 2018
  • Mr. Clark has been selected annually since 2005 as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and he is currently recognized in four separate speciality categories – Personal Injury Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Products Liability Law
  • 2011 "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa Medical Malpractice Law in Tampa by Best Lawyers, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Bar Board Certified — Civil Trial
  • Recipient of the "In the Trenches Award" in 1996 for Excellence in Civil Trials.  Awarded by the Hillsborough County Bar Association., Best Lawyers in America, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • Executive Council, Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • North Carolina, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Eagle Member, Florida Justice Association
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Tampa Bay Chapter, 1993
  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Executive Council, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Sustaining Member, American Assoication of Justice
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Chapter 11,"Jury Selection", FLORIDA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE HANDBOOK, published by The Florida Bar--1st Ed. 2006 and 2nd Ed. 2009; frequent lecturer/presenter at CLE Seminars on trial tactics.
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Office Location for James D. Clark

201 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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Last Updated: 3/16/2020

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