Chip Clark was born in Indianapolis, where he lived until 1981 when his family emigrated to Canada. Upon graduating from high school in Ontario, Chip attended the University of Arizona where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science. The Hoosier state called his name again when he returned to Indianapolis to attend the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Chip has been practicing law in Indiana since graduating from law school in 1995. He began his career focusing on insurance defense litigation. For many years Chip worked for insurance companies, defending their policy holders against claims. It’s this experience that allowed him to become such a successful personal injury attorney. Being able to recognize and exploit the strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the case gives Chip a unique advantage at the settlement table and in the courtroom.
“Being injured, or losing a loved one can be devastating physically, emotionally and financially. I enjoy being able to help people get their lives back on track. No amount of money is ever going to erase the pain and suffering caused by a permanent injury or losing a loved one, but helping a family achieve financial security can mitigate some of the devastation that an injury or death can cause.”
Personal injury and wrongful death litigation holds a special place in Chip’s heart. In 2007, he experienced a family tragedy that placed him in a similar position to the many clients he has helped. “I’ve seen first-hand how devastating it can be to lose a family member to someone’s careless act. You need a strong and compassionate advocate on your side.”
In addition to his personal injury practice, Chip has also been very successful in representing employees who have been harassed or discriminated against by their employers. “I have a deep-rooted intolerance for injustice,” Chip goes on. “If an employer is not playing by the rules, they should be held accountable. “Employment law can be very complex, whether it be harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, or some other issue, and people often do not know what their rights are as an employee. Also, the law tends to favor employers. I have represented both employers and employees in employment law cases, and I find that experience to be very helpful when litigating employment cases.”
Chip is a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations and has shared his wealth of knowledge as a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Paralegal Education in the areas of discovery and trial tactics. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth Anne Seton parish, and was a former board member for Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, serving as president from 2007-2008. In addition to practicing law, Chip is also passionate about cycling, running, hunting and (last, but definitely not least) fishing. He and his wife reside in Carmel, Indiana with their three children.