Jeffrey Neilson, Managing Partner of the Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. law firm, is proud to announce that former Bar Counsel for the State Bar of Nevada, David A. Clark, has joined the firm as a Partner in its Las Vegas office. Clark’s practice focuses mainly on professional liability defense, discipline defense, ethics opinions and expert witness testimony; he has worked as Of Counsel for the firm since August 2015.
“David has extensive experience in attorney regulation for professional liability, attorney discipline and commercial litigation. He has prosecuted more than 1,000 attorney grievances from the investigation stage through trial and appeal that resulted in reported decisions, and he filed emergency suspension and reciprocal discipline petitions to the Supreme Court. He’s a great addition,” said Jeffrey Neilson.
Clark worked as a prosecutor for the Office of Bar Counsel for 15 years, including five years as the chief discipline counsel for the State Bar. During this time, Clark obtained several injunctions and contempt orders in state court against parties who practiced law without authorization and successfully defended the bar in California and Nevada federal court against actions over prosecutions. He established the training program for the Southern and Northern Disciplinary Boards, obtained numerous changes to the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Supreme Court’s rules for attorney discipline, and he drafted the Disciplinary Rules of Procedure that were adopted in July 2014 by a task force and the Board of Governors.
Clark has presented during numerous continuing legal education-certified seminars on attorney ethics, has spoken about ethics and attorney discipline to paralegal groups, and taught paralegal ethics and legal research at the College of Southern Nevada since 2004.
He received a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1990, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1985 from Claremont McKenna College.
About Lipson Neilson
Founded in 1985, Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. has offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The firm is widely known for its excellence in the professional liability lines, offering invaluable insight and experience to its clients across all industries. The firm represents clients across the USA and around the world. You can learn more about the firm at www.lipsonneilson.com.