J.D., Western State University College of Law
B.A., Point Loma College
Professor Clark is an Orange County native. Growing up in the City of Anaheim, he graduated from Anaheim Union High School. He then attended Point Loma College in San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. He twice published while studying at Point Loma College before earning his degree. Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton while working full-time for the in house counsel operation of State Farm Insurance Companies. During his time as a student at Western State, Professor Clark was on the Law Review where he again was published. While in law school he also served as an officer both in student government and in his law fraternity, was active in moot court, and served as a teaching assistant.
After having passed the California Bar Examination, he first was engaged as an attorney at the firm of Parker, Stanbury, McGee, Babcock and Combs where he began his practice in civil litigation and appeals. Thereafter, he was a senior associate trial attorney at the Law Offices of Richard J. Wianecki; house counsel for Safeco Insurance Companies. In 2007, Professor Clark left Safeco to open his own private practice where he has continued to practice civil litigation and appeals. He has also expanded his practice into the areas of transactions, contracts, and estate planning. He has been AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 10 years, and began serving as a Temporary Judge for the Orange County Superior court over 12 years ago.
During the same time, Professor Clark has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western State University, College of Law and at Trinity Law School, and an Adjunct Professor at Concordia University, Irvine where he currently serves as a lead course instructor in two of their courses. He instructs classes at Concordia University, Irvine including Business Law and Ethical Principles of Successful Businesses. At the law school level, Professor Clark has taught courses including Torts, Contracts, Wills, Trusts, Remedies, Products Liability, Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Logic and Advocacy, Legal Writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Skills. During his time as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Law School he once again published an article in their Law Review.
Professor Clark joined the full-time faculty at Trinity Law School in August, 2013 as an Associate Professor, and is emphasizing his instruction in the areas of Torts and Remedies. He is also active in the community where continues to serve the Orange County Superior Court as a Temporary Judge and is currently the Chairman of the Council of Elders at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Orange, California.