James D. Clark

James D. Clark

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Morgan & Morgan
 | 201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-5505
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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

Honors/Awards:

  • 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation in Tampa by Best Lawyers®., 2018, 2018
  • 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation in Tampa by Best Lawyers®., 2016
  • 2011 "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa Medical Malpractice Law in Tampa by Best Lawyers, 2011
  • 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
  • Awarded the Mike Fogarty Memorial "In the Trenches Award" by the Trial Lawyers Section, Hillborough County Bar Association for excellence in civil litigation
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 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
  • Florida Bar Board Certified — Civil Trial

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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
7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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