Al Clarke joined Patrick Malone & Associates in 2013 after working at one of the nation’s largest insurance defense firms, where he specialized in medical malpractice litigation. During these years, Mr. Clarke defended health care professionals, including doctors to hospitals, in complex medical malpractice cases. He has significant experience in all aspects of litigation, from preliminary case investigation through trial and appeal. Now he brings this experience to work on behalf of clients who have been seriously injured. Mr. Clarke understands how doctors and insurance companies defend these cases, and he is well prepared to take them on.
Mr. Clarke also has experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, which gives him unique insight in representing clients injured by dangerous drugs and other medical products. After graduating from the University of Richmond with a degree in business administration, he spent several years working for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers. He then attended George Mason University School of Law on a scholarship and graduated with honors. While in law school, Mr. Clarke served as the Vice President of the Moot Court Board and competed in a number of moot court competitions. Mr. Clarke won First Place in the annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition held at Vanderbilt Law School. He also won First Place in the annual George Mason University School of Law Trial Advocacy Competition. During his final year in law school, Mr. Clarke worked as a legal research and writing instructor and taught legal writing to first-year law students. Following law school, Mr. Clarke spent one year as a judicial clerk to the Judges of the Circuit Court for Arlington County, Virginia.
Mr. Clarke was born in Pisa, Italy, where he lived as a young child before moving to the Washington D.C. area, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Clarke now lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife and two young sons.
Mr. Clarke is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.