Karen Clark, Partner

ADAMS & CLARK, PC 1650 North First Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85003 602-614-9326 cell 602-258-3542 office 602-258-1377 fax email: karen@adamsclark.com web: www.adamsclark.com

Karen’s firm focuses its practice on representing applicants to the State Bar, lawyers in State Bar discipline matters, plaintiff’s legal malpractice, professional responsibility, reinstatements, fee disputes, and ethics expert witness services.

Karen Clark is one of the few lawyers in Arizona whose primary practice is helping lawyers in discipline cases, as well helping applicants attain their dream of becoming licensed attorneys in Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University (1986) and earned her JD from University of Arizona (1989), and served as legal intern to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. After being admitted to the Arizona bar in 1989, she clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals and then joined the AZ Attorney General's Office, prosecuting cases involving professional licensees. After four years, she left to join the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office as a trial lawyer. She joined the State Bar of AZ in 1997 as a prosecutor in the Lawyer Regulation Office. She was promoted to Senior Bar Counsel, and then appointed Appellate Writing Supervisor. In 2004 she became Director of the State Bar’s Ethics Department and served as Ethics Counsel, drafting ethics opinions, providing ethics advice to Arizona attorneys and teaching numerous continuing legal education seminars throughout the state. She left the State Bar and in 2009 founded the firm of Adams & Clark, PC, and her entire practice is dedicated to representing applicants to the State Bar and lawyers in discipline cases. She has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, teaching Professional Responsibility. Ms. Clark has helped hundreds of lawyers and applicants to the State Bar, and has a winning record at hearings as well as in appeals to the Supreme Court.

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