Clark Cooper always liked the idea of being an attorney, but his desire to attend law school solidified during undergrad. “While obtaining my history and political science degrees, I realized the impact the American legal system had on the development of our nation” he said. “I was excited about the opportunity to be part of that and enrolled in law school.”
During law school, Clark completed the Business and Financial Law Certificate program and served as an Article and Comments Editor for the Inter-American Law Review.
During his clerkship at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Clark received a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service conferred by order of Judge Mark Davis. During his time at the Court of Appeals, he learned how Workers’ Compensation cases are handled and adjudicated from a judicial point of view. This experience gave him a unique perspective on the types of legal arguments and strategies which are persuasive to Commissioners and Judges.
During his time at the Court of Appeals, Clark dealt with complex issues of jurisdiction under the Workers’ Compensation Act including one nuanced case with the intricacies and limits of Woodson and Pleasant claims brought by employee-claimants.
In his Workers’ Compensation practice, Clark has handled claims involving injury, occupational disease, and asbestos exposure. By advancing in-depth legal arguments as well as all available procedural arguments for each and every case, he works diligently to understand and meet client objectives.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association