Steven E. Clark

Top rated business & corporate attorney in Dallas, Texas

Clark Firm PLLC
Steven E. Clark
Clark Firm PLLC

Practice Areas: Business & corporate, Business litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1978

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Clark Firm PLLC

5445 La Sierra Dr
Suite 415
Dallas, TX 75231 Visit website


Steven E. Clark of The Clark Firm PLLC, in Dallas, Texas, devotes his practice to business organizations, commercial law, employment law and health care law. He serves clients throughout the Dallas metropolitan region.

Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, graduating from law school with honors. Following law school, he spent two years clerking for a federal judge in New Orleans before entering private practice. Before opening his firm, he worked as a partner and shareholder at Texas-based firms, practicing business, employment and labor law. He has been licensed to practice law since 1978.

Mr. Clark is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Eastern District of Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Throughout his career, Mr. Clark has received numerous accolades for his breadth of legal knowledge. He is a Texas SuperLawyer, Lead Counsel rated in Business Law and rated AV Preeminent* from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Order of the Barons, the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta and The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is licensed by the State Bars of Texas and Louisiana, is a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations and has authored and spoken on many business, employment and litigation law related topics.

Active in his local community, Mr. Clark has served as a board member for the Lake Highlands Family YMCA. He is a former president of the Dallas Trinity Rotary Club and a member of Munger Place United Methodist Church.

*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/corporate, Business litigation, Employment & labor: employer, Estate planning & probate, Health care

Focus areas

Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Wills, Health & health care law

  • 30% Business/corporate
  • 30% Business litigation
  • 20% Employment & labor: employer
  • 10% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Health care

First Admitted: 1978, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • University of Houston, B.A., Major in Political Science, Minor in Economics & History, 1974
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Contributing Author, U.S. Labor & Employment Law, World Bank Group 2014-present
  • Contributing Editor: FMLA chapter, Texas Employment Law Manual, James Pub., 2003 – present
  • Co-Author, Covenants Not to Compete, Lorman Ed. Service, August 2002, August 2003 & August 2007
  • Author, Avoiding Personal Liability in Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, and Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys Structuring LLCs and LLPs, Seminar on Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Texas, Lorman Ed. Service, 2004-2006
  • Author, Choice of Entity Considerations, Collin County Bar Association, Sept. 2013
  • Author and Speaker, Choice of Entity Considerations, Solo and Small Firm section, Dallas Bar Association, April 2008, March 2011
  • Author and Speaker: Employee Leaves of Absences, Sterling Ed. Service, May 2004
  • Author and Speaker: Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program, Institute for Law & Technology, Nov. 2003
  • Author and Speaker: Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Worker’s Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, July 2002
  • Co-Author: Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete, Employment Law Course, Spring, 1993
  • Contributing Editor, Digest of Commercial Law: Texas, 1985
  • Author, Issues During Construction, Real Estate Development & Construction Law, Sterling Ed. Service, January 17, 2013
  • Author, Litigation Lessons Impacting Franchise Relationships, 37 Employee Relations Law Journal No. 1 (Summer 2011)
  • Author, Texas Employment Law Forms, ALM Media, LLC, Employment Law, 2013
  • Presentation  to Law Mgmt. Section, Collin County Bar Assn., Sept. 2013., Author & Speaker, Do's & Don'ts of Hiring and Firing, 2013
  • Presentation to Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Assn., Sept. 2013, Key Terms in Employment Agreements and Workplace Policies., Author & Speaker, 2013
  • Author, Do’s & Don’ts in the Hiring & Firing Process (Collin County Bar Ass’n), Sept., 2013
  • State Variations of Commercial Law-Texas Digest of Commercial Laws of the World, October, 1985
  • Author and Speaker, Covenants Not to Compete, 41st Annual Intellectual Property Program (Institute for Law & Technology, Nov. 2003
  • Author and Speaker, Employment Law Update: FMLA, ADA & Workers' Compensation, Sterling Ed. Service, July, 2002
  • Co-Author, Employment in the Energy Sector: Key Terms in Employment Agreements & Workplace Policies (Dallas Bar Ass’n), Sept., 2013
  • Contributing Editor, ABA Mid-Winter FMLA Case Summaries 2014-present
  • Hose Tech v. Pirtek USA, Ft. Worth District Court Sept. 2011
  • Callison v. C&C Personnel, et al, Mem. Op'n (9th Court of Appeals-Beaumont), 2019
  • Cooper v. Cochran, 288 S.W.3d 522, Tex. App. – Dallas, no pet., 2009
  • Pizza Inn v. Adeniregun, N.D.Tex. June, 2010
  • Watson v. DISD, Dallas District Court-Sept. 2011
  • Bidiwala v. Fiedler, 2013 Tex.App.Lexis 9620 (Tex.App.-Dallas 2013)
  • Flatrolled Steel, Inc. v. Jones, 2005 Tex. App. Lexis 4582, Tex.App.-Dallas, no pet., 2005
  • Digital Filing Systems v. Mims, E.D. Tex., May 2009
  • Walker v. Anderson, 232 S.W.3d 899, Tex.App.-Dallas, no pet., 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Labor & Employment, 2011 – present
  • AV-rated, Martindale Hubbell, 1988-present
  • Order of the Barons-top 10% of class, University of Houston Law School, 1977
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fmr. Board Member, Lake Highlands YMCA
  • Advisory Board Member, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston, 2020
  •  Former President and Member, Dallas Trinity Rotary Club
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Louisiana, 1980
  • Eastern District of Louisiana, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Federal Circuit
  • Member, Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, State Bar College of Texas, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • Member, State Bar of Louisiana
  • Board member, Texas SMART Litigation Board
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney, 1978 – 1980
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, 1978 – present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1978 – present
White Papers:
  • Article discusses recent enforcement activity by federal and state authorties under the FLSA and examples of the risk and penalties associated with non-compliance for both unpaid overtime and misclassification of employees., What You Need to Know about the FLSA, 2018
  • Downing Labs, 2018
Representative Clients:
  • Downing Labs, 2018
  • Dallas La Sierra Group, 2019
  • Devonshire Pharmacy, 2018
  • StarTekk and Shiro Technologies, 2015
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lead Counsel verified in Business Law, 2021
  • Lead Counsel Rated-Business Law, 2020
  • AV rating including Labor & Employment Law.
  • America's Top 100 Bet the Company Litigator, 2019
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2020
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as Advanced Arbitrator, 2022
  • Certified as Advanced Mediator, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property

Office location for Steven E. Clark

5445 La Sierra Dr
Suite 415
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 214-890-4066


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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