Robin Frazer Clark

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Phone: 404.873.3700
Fax: 404.876.2555

101 Marietta St #2300
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Robin Frazer Clark is the owner and founder of the law firm of Robin Frazer Clark, P.C. Ms. Clark has practiced law for twenty years in Atlanta, Georgia, all as a trial lawyer in personal injury cases. Prior to this firm she was a partner in Clark Goldner, P.C. from 2004-2006 and a partner in Jewett and Clark, LLC from 1997-2004. Ms. Clark devotes one-hundred percent of her practice exclusively to representing everyday Americans who have been injured by the carelessness of others. This includes personal injury and employment matters, automobile wrecks, tractor-trailer wrecks, premises safety, elevator and escalator cases, products safety (including defective automobile manufacture), medical malpractice and sexual harassment cases.

Ms. Clark is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) and serves on the Editorial Board of The Verdict. Ms. Clark has previously served as President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Education Committee Co-Chair of GTLA. Ms. Clark was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Ms. Clark was also reelected to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia for Atlanta Circuit Post No. 36. She is the current President (2012-2013) of the State Bar of Georgia and a member of the Atlanta Bar Association in which she serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Litigation Section. She is a Member of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and a member of the Executive Committee of The Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Ms. Clark is a Fellow of The Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.

Ms. Clark received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1988. Ms. Clark is the author of numerous published articles, including "Trial Practice Corner: Avoid the IRS on Confidentiality Provisions, Verdict Magazine, Fall 2005; "There You Go Again: Other Similar Incidents in Medical Malpractice Cases (A Case Study of Bean v. Northeast Georgia Medical Center)," The Verdict, Fall/Winter 2004, "Essential Tools for Overcoming Trial Fear," Trial Excellence, Advanced Trial Tactics for Attorneys, May 2001, "Closing Argument Tips: Compensatory and Punitive Damages," Trial Excellence, Tactics, Legal Updates & Samples, September 2001 and Exceptions to Preferential Transfers: Closing the Hunting Season with Section 547 (c), 4 BANKR. DEV. J. 149 (1987) , Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute / Emory University School of Law.

Ms. Clark is admitted to the State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Clark has tried over 50 trials, the majority of which were solo trials, in the last twenty years. Ms. Clark has advocated before Georgia Appellate Courts approximately 24 times. Ms. Clark has given numerous speeches for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia and for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and has appeared on "The Layman's Lawyer" on Atlanta Public Television on the issue of products liability and has appeared on "Leyes Cotidianas," or Everyday Law, on Georgia Public Television on the issue of recent changes to the Georgia Civil Justice System.

Ms. Clark has served as volunteer counsel for The Carter Center program "Not Even One Child's Death by a Firearm is Acceptable or Inevitable," the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired and the Atlanta Bar Foundation's Truancy Intervention Project.

Ms. Clark is married to William T. Clark, Director of Political and Public Relations for Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. They have two children, Chastain, age 18, and Alexandria, age 16. Ms. Clark has been a member of Saint Mark United Methodist Church for 19 years, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Administrative Council. Ms. Clark is an avid golfer, carrying a 21 handicap.

Read The Young Lawyers Division Review in which Robin Frazer Clark was highlighted for being on the first place team in the Annual Golf Tournament.

Education

J.D., Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1988
Honors: Moffett-Henderson Litigation Award
Honors: Estimated Class Rank: Top 25%
Honors: Completed National Institute of Trial Advocacy Course, May 1987
Law Journal: Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Executive Managing Editor

B.S., Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, May, 1985
Honors: Fencing Team
Honors: College Republicans

Bar Admissions Georgia - All State and Superior Courts
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Georgia, 1988-present
Member, Board of Governors, Atlanta Circuit, Post 36

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
President, 2006-07
President-Elect, 2005-06
Executive Vice President, 2004-05
Treasurer, 2003 - 2004
Parliamentarian, 2002 - 2003
Chairperson, Awards Committee, 2001
Co-Chairperson, Education Committee, 2000 - 2002
Member, Editorial Board, The Verdict
Champion Member, Executive Committee

Civil Justice PAC, 2001 - Present
Member, Board of Directors

State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Section, 2001 - 2006
Member, Board of Directors, 5th Congressional District

Atlanta Bar Association
Litigation Section, 1998 - Present:
Chairperson, 2006-07
Member at Large, Board of Directors
Small Firm/Sole Practitioner Section, 2003 - Present:
Former Member at Large, Board of Directors
Litigation Section,, 2000 - 2001:
Representative, Fulton Countty Superior Court Civil Case Management Project

Office of State Administration Hearings, State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 1998 - 2005
Hearing Officer for Review

State of Georgia Nonpublic Post-Secondary Education Commission, 2001
Hearing Officer

Emory University School of Law, 2003
Volunteer, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Expert Witness Training
State Bar of Georgia, Younger Lawyers Section, 1996 - 1997
Co-Chairperson, Litigation Committee

The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Member, Executive Committee
Chairperson, Summer Outing, 1995 - 1996
Member, Publications Committee, 1994 - 1995
Member, House Committee, 1999 - 2000

Resolution Resources Corporation, 1992 - Present
Panelist and Certified Neutral

DeKalb County Superior Court, Decatur, Georgia, April 16, 1993
Judge, Emory University Law School Advanced Litigation Mock Trial

State Bar of Georgia
Member Since: 1988 - Present
Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition Finals, Gwinnett County Superior Court, Lawrenceville, Georgia, March 21, 1993
Younger Lawyers Section: Member, Legislative Affairs Committee

National Employment Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Professional Negligence Section
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section

Saint Mark United Methodist Church
Past Chairperson, Board of Trustees
Administrative Council
Safe Sanctuaries Task Force
Family Council
Circle Number 4, United Methodist Women

American Needlepoint Guild

Fernbank Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association

Druid Hills Golf Club

Druid Hills Women's Golf Association

Decatur-DeKalb Y.M.C.A.
Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach

Year Joined Organization
1988
Published Works

Trial Practice Corner: Avoid the IRS on Confidentiality Provisions, Verdict Magazine, Fall 2005;

Exceptions to Preferential Transfers: Closing the Hunting Season with Section 547 (c), 4 Bankr. Dev. J. 149, Bankruptcy Developments Journal, 1987

"Essential Tools for Overcoming Trial Fear", Trial Excellence, Advanced Trial Tactics for Attorneys, May, 2001

"Closing Argument Tips: Compensatory and Punitive Damages", Trial Excellence, Tactics, Legal Updates & Samples, September, 2001

Classes/Seminars Taught

"The Heartbreak of Psoriasis: Proof of Causation of Non-orthopedic Injuries in a Car Wreck Case, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Seminar, August 9-11, 2007, Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

"Onward and Upward, New Initiatives at GTLA" Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Auto Torts Seminar, Saint Simon's Island, Georgia, August 11, 2006.

"Trial Practice Pointers," Enhanced Bridge the Gap Seminar, March 1, 2006, September 12, 2007, Georgia State Bar Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Keeping up With The New Gems from Georgia Appellate Courts," Institute of Continuing Education in Georgia's Georgia Personal Injury Practice, October 28, 2005, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

"The Use of Daubert in Car, Truck and Tire Cases Under the New Georgia Statute," Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Fall Workshop, Chateau Elan, October 14-15, 2005, Braselton, Georgia.

"She's Not Just a Pretty Face~Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Women's Motivational Summit," Chairperson and Moderator, 2004, 2005.

"Negotiating from a Strong Position," Atlanta Legal Aid Society Training, May 10, 2005, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Chairperson: "The Jury Summit," The Atlanta Bar Association and The Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar, Sheraton Midtown Atlanta Hotel at Colony Square, March 22, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.

"CLE by the Hour: Mining for Legal Nuggets-Opening Statements: Drilling the Shaft," Atlanta Bar Association, Bank of America Plaza, December 9, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.

"The Virtual Focus Group: Deliberations in Cyberspace," Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2004 Fall Workshop, Callaway Gardens Resort, October 21 & 22, 2004, Pine Mountain, Georgia.

"Opening Statements: Drilling the Shaft," Atlanta Bar Association Lunch & Learn CLE Series, Atlanta Bar Association Headquarters, October 8, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Stages of Reality: Theater in the Courtroom," Chair, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Sheraton Colony Square, August 24, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.

"Opening and Closing Argument: A Sample of the Best," 33rd Annual Labor & Employment Law Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Buckhead Sheraton Hotel, December 19, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia.

Panelist, "A Practical Trial Guide for the Younger Lawyer," Atlanta Bar Association CLE, Manuel's Tavern, November 20, 2003, Atlanta, Georgia

"Voir Dire Tips" and APrior Similar Incidents in Medical Malpractice Cases," Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Fall Workshop, Calloway Gardens, October 16-17, 2003, Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Panelist, AProfessional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation," Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Marriott Gwinnett Place, October 31, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance on "Leyes Cotidianas," or Everyday Law, on Georgia Public Television on the issue of recent changes to the Georgia Civil Justice System.

Panelist, "Professional and Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Marriott Gwinnett Place, Atlanta, Georgia, October 31, 2002

"Trial Tips You Can Use Today, A Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Personal Injury Survival Skills", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia, March 8, 2002

Roundtable Discussion Panelist, "Winning Settlement Demand Packages, The Key to Maximizing Damages Before Trial", Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2001

Chairperson and Presenter, "Unlocking a Juror's Heart of Hearts", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, "Start to Finish Plaintiff's Trial Marathon", Atlanta, Georgia, August 24, 2001

"Talking With Crowds and Keeping Your Virtue", Lorman Education Services Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Jury Selection in Georgia,A Cobb Galleria Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2, 2001

"Meeting With Triumph and Disaster", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar "Litigating Employment Discrimination & Harassment Cases," Atlanta, GA, January 26, 2001

Ethics and Professionalism Panelist, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, "The 1999 Holiday Seminar-Torts of Sorts," Westin North, Atlanta, GA, December 2, 1999 - December 3, 1999

"Quicksand! Avoiding the Pitfalls of Third Party Claims Against Settlement Proceeds", 1996 Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers Client Seminar, The Galleria Center, Atlanta, Georgia, October 22, 1996

"Trial Briefs: Necessary or Evil?", Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers Seminar, Institute for Continuing Education in Georgia, The Sheraton Colony Square, Atlanta, Georgia, May 3, 1996

"Practical Discovery from the Personal Injury Defendant's Perspective", Practical Discovery Seminar, Institute for Continuing Education in Georgia, CNN Center, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15, 1996

"Recent Updates in Workplace Torts", 1995 Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers Client Seminar, The Galleria Center, Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 1995

"Handling Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace", Seminar for The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995

"Sexual Harassment: The Tort of the Nineties", 1994 Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers Client Seminar, The Galleria Center, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2, 1994

"Much Ado About Contracts (Business Contract Fundamentals That Influence Insurance Losses)", Seminar for The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Atlanta, Georgia, January 14, 1994

"The Workers' Compensation Bar: A Not So Exclusive Remedy", 1993 Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers Client Seminar, Stouffer Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 1993

"Claims Handling", Seminar for Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Atlanta, Georgia, July 21, 1993

"Dram Shop Update", 1992 Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers Client Seminar, Stouffer Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, November 10, 1992

"Ordinary Care Uncomplicated", Seminar for State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company, North Woodlands Division Meeting, Douglasville, Georgia, December 4, 1991

Chairperson, "The Right Stuff at Trial: Pushing the Envelope of Effective Communication, Cutting Edge Legal Theory and Focus Group Science", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar and Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002

Co-Chairperson, "We Can Work it Out" Seminar, The Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia, January 31, 2003

Instructor, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, Emory University School of Law, May 2002, May 2001, May 1998

Appearance on "Layman's Lawyer" on Products Liability, Atlanta Public Broadcasting, September 17, 1999

Chairperson, "Take Your Adversary Out to Lunch" program, Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, 1999

Group Leader, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2002-03 Law School Orientation, State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Professionalism and the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, Emory University School of Law

Chairperson, 2001 "Start to Finish-Plaintiff's Trial Marathon Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, August 24, 2001

Co-Chairperson, 1997 "Civil Litigation for Younger Lawyers" Seminar, State Bar of Georgia younger Lawyers Section Litigation Committee and The Institute for Continuing Education of Georgia, May 2, 1997

Group Leader, 1996 Law School Orientation Program, State Bar of Georgia's Committee on Professionalism and the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, GA State University College of Law, August 13, 1996

Honors and Awards
Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 2002 - Present
Past Employment Positions

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, Atlanta, Georgia, Partner, Insurance Defense Litigation, 1991 - 1996

Webb, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, Atlanta, Georgia, Associate, Insurance Defense Litigation, 1988 - 1991

Maloy, Sadow & Jenkins, Atlanta, Georgia, Law Clerk, Criminal Defense Litigation, 1987 - 1988

Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helms, Charleston, South Carolina, Law Clerk, Insurance Defense Litigation, 1985 - 1986

Clark, Paul, Hoover & Mallard, Atlanta, Georgia, Law Clerk, Labor Law Practice, 1986 - 1987

United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, Honorable Stacey S. Cotton, Atlanta, Georgia, Legal Intern, 1987

Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Training, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 2005
Volunteer Counsel, Atlanta Bar Foundation's Truancy Intervention Project (TIP), 1998 - 2001
Volunteer Counsel, The Carter Center, The "Not Even One Child's Death from a Firearm is Acceptable or Inevitable" Program, 1996 - 1998
Volunteer Counsel, Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, 1993 - 1997
Volunteer Lawyer, Georgia Bar Law Day, 1992