Christopher G. Clark is a partner at Patton & Pittman, practicing in the area of criminal defense. He received a Bachelor of Science in History from Austin Peay State University and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Nashville School of Law where he graduated eighth in his class. Mr. Clark is admitted to practice law in all state courts in Tennessee as well as the United States District Court for Middle District of Tennessee.
Mr. Clark represents the criminally accused in all types of criminal matters. He is an experienced trial lawyer having tried over fifty cases before juries including allegations of murders, sexual offenses, and serious drug felonies. He has obtained full acquittals on charges of murder as well as other serious felony charges. Mr. Clark proudly serves our military community. He has developed a network of professionals to cater to the special needs of both military and civilian clients.
Before joining the firm in 2009, Mr. Clark served as an Assistant District Attorney in Clarksville, Tennessee for six years. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Clark served on one of two trial teams assigned to prosecute serious felony cases in Montgomery County, Tennessee. In addition to his duties in the courtroom, he travelled the State of Tennessee for the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Conference training police officers on how to effectively testify in court. He has also assisted in the drafting of several pieces of legislation including the 2004 bill that ultimately became Tennessee’s current Sexual Offender Registry.
Mr. Clark has been named to the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40 and a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has received multiple 10 Best awards by the American Institution of DUI/DWI Attorneys, the organization’s client satisfaction award. Mr. Clark maintains a perfect 10.0 rating by Avvo.