Christopher E. (Chip) Clark, Partner
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. After college, Chip returned to Indianapolis to attend the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, graduating 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 litigation 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. 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 on behalf of my clients.” More recently, Chip has enjoyed expanding his civil rights practice into the area of Fair Housing, representing victims of housing discrimination.
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 St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church, and is a former board member for Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, serving as president from 2007-2008. He and his wife reside in Carmel, Indiana.