Attorney John Clark
Attorney John M. Clark is a military veteran, accomplished attorney, and a proud family man. Attorney Clark achieved the rank of specialist 5 in the United States Army before he was honorably discharged in 1971. After serving his country, he completed his education. John graduated with academic honors from Savannah State University (1975) and Southern University Law Center (1978).
After successfully passing the Georgia Bar, Attorney Clark became the first African American attorney to practice law in Elberton, Georgia as a member of the Northern Circuit District Attorney’s Office. John eventually opened his own general service law firm with focused on civil rights. Attorney Clark teamed with several other lawyers to successfully force the city of Elberton to move to a ward voting system. That ruling led to more African-American voices in Elberton city government.
Attorney Clark is a founding member of the Legal Defense Coalition for the Preservation of Public HBCUs (LDC). He is currently the chair person. He has steered the organization in the filing of the Title VI Complaint with the US Department of Education against the State of Georgia and the State Board of Regents for discriminatory practices against Albany, Fort Valley and Savannah State Universities. This suit was filed in July 2014.
From 1992 – 1998, Mr. Clark served as president of the Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys and as General Counsel for the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. He is a life member of Savannah State University and the NAACP, where he serves as president of the Elbert County Branch. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. Mr. Clark is a lifelong member of Oconee Baptist Church (Oglethorpe County) and chairman of the Deacons’ Ministry. His greatest passion is serving God by serving others through constant ministering and service.
With his stellar and groundbreaking reputation in hand, Attorney John Clark joined forces with his daughter – Attorney Nefertara Clark – to form Clark & Clark Law Group. He serves as the lead attorney in the Elberton Office. There, he practices Personal Injury, Criminal, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Family and Wills, Trusts and Estates Law.
Bachelor of Arts