James W. Clark

Founding Partner (Retired)


James W. Clark is a Florida native and founding partner of Clark Martino.  Mr. Clark earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University and has practiced law for over 47 years.  Mr. Clark retired in 2020 and continues to provide his expertise to the attorneys at Clark Martino.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Clark was a commissioned officer in the United States Army Special Forces and served during five combat missions in Vietnam.

Mr. Clark, a highly recognized and successful trial attorney in Tampa, has been named a Florida Super Lawyer since 2004, and Best Lawyer Medical Malpractice by Best Lawyers In America from 2014-2019.

Mr. Clark’s many distinctions include the 2016 Herbert G. Goldburg Award – the highest award given to a trial attorney by the Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial Section – and the 2010 Michael A. Fogarty Memorial “In The Trenches Award” (HCBA’s trial lawyer of the year).

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