FROM STAFF REPORTS
Attorney John Derrick Clark has been elected to serve on the Presbyterian College Board of Trustees, according to a news release from the college.
Clark, a Sumter native, graduated from Sumter High School in 1982 and from …
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Clark, a Sumter native, graduated from Sumter High School in 1982 and from Presbyterian College in 1986.
After graduating from Presbyterian, Clark taught high school in Lamar, before attending the University of South Carolina School of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1991.
While in law school, Clark served as an associate justice of the Moot Court Bar and won the J. Woodrow Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Upon admittance to the South Carolina Bar in 1991, he was an associate with the law firm of Johnson, Toal & Battiste in Columbia, where he practiced in the areas of civil litigation and criminal law.
In 1992, Clark joined the staff of Justice Ernest A. Finney Jr. of the Supreme Court of South Carolina as a judicial law clerk. From 1994 to 1996, Clark was a public defender in Sumter County.
Since 1998, Clark has been the managing partner of Clark Law Firm LLC in Sumter and concentrates on personal injury and workers' compensation cases.
He is a member of the S.C. Association of Justice, American Association of Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates and the SC Injured Workers' Advocates.
Clark is married to the former Sharon Baker. Sharon is also a partner with Clark Law Firm LLC. They have three children: Ashley Brianna, Andrea Renee and John Derrick Clark II.
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