Grew up on an island in the Mississippi River, Sabula, Iowa, which is Iowa’s only island city.
Growing up, Clark worked for a marina in Sabula, then later as a commercial fisherman. Clark also worked for the Milwaukee Road Railroad while he was a student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He majored in psychology. Clark worked on the railroad until starting law school at William Mitchell in St Paul, Minnesota. These life experiences and hard work helped shape the way Clark approaches his practice and help him find practical solutions for his clients.
At William Mitchell Clark, was student director of the civil litigation clinic his last 2 semesters, and he also worked as an apartment building manager, as a flat roofing crew foreman, and at various other jobs while in law school. Clark graduated cum laude a semester ahead of his class, in January 1979.
Clark started in the private practice of law in Cambridge immediately following his admission to the bar, in April 1979, and has been engaged in general practice here in Cambridge ever since. Clark is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist. In addition to real estate, he does criminal law, estate planning and probate, municipal law, business law, and general litigation. Clark is the former City Attorney for Isanti, Minnesota. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota Courts and the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Clark enjoys biking, hiking, canoeing, and reading, especially American history and economics.
Clark has been successful in many trials, most involving real estate related issues, and has handled a number of successful appeals both to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Clark is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, the Cambridge & Isanti Rotary Club, Cambridge Lutheran Church, and Isanti County Historical Society and serves as a board member on a number of organizations.