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Clark  Richards

Clark Richards

Phone: 512-476-0005

Clark Richards is a trial attorney who represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities to successfully resolve legal disputes. His professional training and breadth of experience allow him to draw upon every available legal option to fully represent his clients' interests. Clark effectively and efficiently resolves disputes by informal means, alternative dispute resolution, or, if necessary, a full jury trial.

As an integral member of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith's highly skilled litigation team, Clark provides legal services for businesses in the areas of employment, condemnation, property ownership rights, personal injury, partnerships, fiduciary obligations, defamation, and bad faith disputes. He advises business owners and managers in drafting contracts, negotiating deals, corporate governance and risk analysis.

Clark's legal specialty focuses on commercial litigation with emphasis on intellectual property, entertainment and media. He represents entertainment producers, broadcasters and software companies in order to protect precious intellectual capital such as trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and related intangible rights. Acting as defense for television and radio station interests, he has obtained dismissals or summary judgments in multiple lawsuits over defamation and invasion of privacy.

Clark possesses a rare mixture of scholarly intellect, creative insight, and pragmatism - crucial in addressing his client's legal needs. He received his law degree from the University of Texas with high honors, and is a member of the Order of the Coif and the UT Chancellor's legal honor societies. He continued his education in international commercial law abroad, receiving an LLM with Merit from the University of London.

His training in international law makes him uniquely qualified to litigate for both large companies and small interests. He represents global corporations as well as local artists who wish to mitigate their legal costs while receiving the full attention of a non-corporate attorney. Clark understands the intense emotional stress of litigation for his clients and he is therefore committed to finding the optimal solutions to mediate the cost and stress of his clients' legal disputes.

After law school, Clark served as a law clerk for the Honorable Tom Reavley, the Senior Circuit Judge for the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His experience as a law clerk continues to serve him in his practice today. Clark possesses a court veteran's knowledge of appellate law and how cases advance in these courts.

As an avocation, Clark enjoys making digital movies. Some of his movies have even screened in Austin's celebrated film festivals. As an active member of the local film scene, he volunteers for the SXSW Film Festival and serves on the board of The Texas Motion Picture Alliance and the Mobile Film School.

Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
  • State Bar of Texas, 1997
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Order of the Coif
  • Chancellor's Honor Society, University of Texas Law School
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Tom Reavley, Senior Circuit Judge, US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • L.L.M. with Merit, International Commercial Law, University of London, England, 1998
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence with high honors, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1984
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