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General Info

Email: wclark@wickersmith.com
Direct: (954) 847-4811
Fax: (954) 760-9353
Offices: Fort Lauderdale

Biography

H. Wayne Clark, Jr., joined Wicker Smith in 2006 and is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Clark practices in both the state and federal courts, focusing on all aspects of construction law, discrimination claims, first party property law, premises and security liability, condominium disputes, wrongful death and commercial litigation. Furthermore, Mr. Clark has a thriving portion of his practice devoted to representing motor carriers where he handles issues ranging from complex brokerage matters to catastrophic crashes. Mr. Clark is a member of the firm’s Transportation Practice group and is on their Transportation Rapid Response team.
He is an “AV” Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a Florida Super Lawyer honoree with Super Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite, and 2017 South Florida Legal Guide “Top Up & Comer”.
Mr. Clark handles construction litigation throughout the state of Florida, representing developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals for both residential and commercial properties. Mr. Clark has litigated routine lien matters to complex multi-million dollar construction defect cases. He also serves as counsel for a Fortune 500 construction company.
An “AV” Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Clark is adept at handling the gamut of discovery issues, and has taken hundreds of depositions and routinely drafts complex legal pleadings and memorandum of law. He also has considerable experience researching complicated legal issues and drafting substantive legal pleadings in matters ranging from multi-district and class action litigation to complex litigation in state and federal courts. Additionally, Mr. Clark represents both high-end and economy hotels on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and national real estate developers.
Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Clark gained extensive experience in the construction arena while serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg, N.C. While serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Clark worked as an Airborne Engineer and Construction Engineer. He also served two years as a law clerk for The Honorable Robert Rosenberg and The Honorable Victor Tobin in the 17th Judicial Circuit.

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University (J.D., 2004)
  • University North Carolina Greensboro (B.A., 2000)

Admitted

  • 2004, Florida
  • 2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • South Florida Legal Guide’s 2017 “Top Up & Comer”
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2016)
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (2016)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 5%” by American Registry (2016)

Speeches & Publications

  • Florida Building Code and ADA Violations, Orlando, FL (May 2016)
  • Limiting Liability of Design Professionals, Orlando, FL (June 2014)
  • Who’s In? The Bona Fide Future of Office Pools, 8 Gaming L. Rev. 202 (2004)