Karen Clark

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Contact Information

Adams & Clark PC
1650 North First Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003-1124




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1989

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 21, 1989

Other Language(s): German


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. 

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Administrative Law Judicial Review, Professional Licensing, Administrative Litigation, Federal Administrative Law, Administrative Adjudications, Administrative Hearings and Appeals, Administrative Agency Practice, Professional Licensing Regulation, Public Law
Litigation Defense Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Complex Litigation, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Class Action Defense, Class Action Prosecution, Civil Litigation, Chemical Products Liability, Chemical Explosions, Breast Implant Litigation, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Warranty Law, Automotive Restraints, Breach of Warranty, Blood Bank Liability, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Airbag Injury, Trial Practice, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tire Defect Litigation, Seat Belt Injury, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Heart Device Litigation, Federal Litigation, Firearms Litigation, Food Borne Disease, Flammable Fabrics, Engineering Products Liability, Elevator Liability, E-Discovery, Drug Contamination, Escalator Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Explosions, Federal Civil Litigation, Product Failure, Product Defects, Product Safety, Product Recall, Products Liability Arbitration, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Defense, Long-Arm Litigation, Lemon Law, Industrial Products Liability, International litigation, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Personal Injury Litigation, Welding Products Liability, Warranty Law, Vehicle Rollovers
Legal Malpractice Legal Negligence, Legal Malpractice Defense, Legal Professional Liability
Professional Liability Professional Conduct, Professional Discipline


  • Arizona (Active), Hawaii (Inactive)

Law School

  • U of Arizona

  • Last Updated: January 22, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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