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John W. Clark IV

Attorney at Law

Clients choose John W. Clark IV not only because he is award-winning and experienced, but also because he is highly trusted and regarded. He has represented hundreds of small and medium-sized companies in business and commercial law across Alabama and in the Florida panhandle.‍

John’s mix of education and experience provides clients with a competitive edge. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in banking and finance, he is grounded in the inner workings of strategic and effective business operations. Pair that knowledge with his trial and negotiation skills -- across many industries -- and you get the best of both worlds: an astute business counselor and seasoned litigator.

"I strive to provide creative, out-of-the-box solutions that solve your unique problems."

John is a member of the Over the Mountain Law Group, a network of law firms based in Birmingham, Alabama representing entrepreneurs, start-ups, small business and private interests across the State of Alabama. When engaging Clark Law Firm, you also gain full access to the collective knowledge and experience of the larger Over the Mountain Law Group. Over the Mountain Law Group offers a broad range of legal services, including general business, employment, corporate, real estate, estate planning, and litigation.

A Charlotte, N.C. native, John is a University of Alabama alumnus and has been an Alabama resident for over 20 years. Prior to founding Clark Law Firm, he practiced business and commercial law at a large firm in Mobile and a small business boutique firm in Birmingham.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar - 2005

  • Florida Bar - 2006

  • Mississippi Bar - 2006


  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2005)

  • M.A., Banking & Finance, University of Alabama (2002)

  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)

  • B.A. Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001)

Awards and Honors

  • Super Lawyers (Alabama), Rising Star Business Litigation (2013)

  • Super Lawyers (Alabama), Business Litigation (2014-2015)

  • Super Lawyers (Mid-South), Business Litigation (2016-present)

  • Super Lawyers (Mid-South) - Alabama & Birmingham Top 50 (2020-21)

  • Best Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation (2018-present)

  • Alabama State Bar Association Leadership Forum Class 9 (2013)

  • Birmingham Bar Association Future Leaders Forum (2009)

Expertise Best Real Estate Lawyer in Birmingham 2020
John Clark Recognized by Best Lawyers Badge 2020
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Badge 2020
John Clark Rated by Super Lawyers Badge
Expertise Best Real Estate Lawyer in Birmingham 2021