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Tampa personal injury attorney James D. Clark is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Clark's practice areas include medical malpractice, general negligence, products liability, and mass torts (pharmaceutical and medical products).

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 malpractice. 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 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 as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and he is currently recognized in four separate specialty categories – Personal Injury Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Products Liability Law. On August 15, 2017, 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 Tampa Product Liability Litigation. Additionally, he received the "Lawyer of the Year" distinction in 2011 in the field of Tampa Medical Malpractice Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Mr. Clark once again has the distinction of being selected by Super Lawyers as one of Florida's top trial attorneys for the 2018 edition. Mr. Clark has been honored to be included in Super Lawyers for multiple consecutive years for his experience and professional achievements.

Location

  • 201 North Franklin Street, Seventh Floor
    Tampa, FL 33602

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Florida, graduated 1968
  • University of Florida , BSBA, graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Medical Malpractice Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Tampa (2021)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Tampa (2018)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Tampa (2016)
  • Medical Malpractice Law, Tampa (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Mass Tort
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year in 2011, Medical Malpractice Law
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Law, 2005-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law, 2005-present
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-present
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year in 2016, Products Liability Litigation

Publications

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