J.D., University of the Pacific,
McGeorge School of Law
B.S., University of California, Riverside

Mr. Clarke is a partner in the Litigation Department of the Riverside office of Best, Best & Kreiger LLP. He joined the firm after graduating from law school in 1985. He is involved in litigation concerning education law, special education disputes, business torts, public agency litigation, and he has developed expertise on defending defamation issues for clients. Mr. Clarke has successfully defended school districts and other education clients in Orange and Riverside counties in student disciplinary matters, civil rights and Constitutional claims, special education matters, and business litigation.

In law school, Mr. Clarke was elected to the Order of Barristers, a national honorary society for outstanding achievement in courtroom advocacy, and he served as a staff writer on the Legislative Review of the Pacific Law Journal. He also received the United States Law Week Award for Outstanding Contributions to the law school community.

Currently, Mr. Clarke participates in several community activities.