The Firm

Over forty-eight years ago, our founding members rejected the idea of a traditional law firm model. Today, as a firm architected on the values and principles of relationships, integrity, ethics, and service – their vision lives.


The Clark Partington Story

Fueled by passion and driven to excellence, we are committed to doing the right thing, at the right time, the right way, for every client we serve—and have been for over 47 years.

Bill Clark, Don Partington, Bob Hart and Chris Hart created the firm in 1976 with the vision of a client-centric business model and fully collaborative internal team. Inspired by the idea that people can do more together than separately, they saw an opportunity to organize differently – with each partner taking ownership not only in the firm, but also of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering the best service to each and every client. In the 1980s, like-minded lawyers Dennis Larry, Bill Bond and Hank Stackhouse joined the original four men, further cementing the firm’s core values. The firm grew with a wholehearted commitment to this shared vision and philosophy.

Today, Clark Partington’s longevity is evidence of this success. For over four decades, we’ve passed down knowledge and skill not only of legal matter, but of history and hospitality. Although a lot has changed in 45 years, the fundamentals of the Clark Partington vision remain the same.

Our Values

Rooted in our success as a firm are the values for which we stand. The Clark Partington team strives to be good people, not just good lawyers.

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Approachability is a standard we’re proud of – we aim to forge bonds beyond the typical client-attorney relationship. We’re committed to having a relationship with our clients, not just their cases. We at Clark Partington know that the better we know you, the better we can serve you – and we’re proud of the fact that our relationships extend beyond the office.

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Integrity isn’t just a talking point to us – it’s the foundation on which we’ve built our practice. We do the right thing when no one’s watching, and our clients feel secure knowing that no stone of their case goes unturned. Our character and moral qualities as distinctive people and as a company is not something we take lightly.

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As a concept, trust can be complex with many factors contributing to it. It is something that is not spoken – it’s based on relationships grounded in actions, demonstrated over time. Over the past 40 years, the relationships we’ve fostered and the reputation we’ve earned is proof that we take trust seriously. Whether your legal needs require a dependable advisor or someone to go to bat for you in the courtroom, you can be certain of Clark Partington’s capability, dedication, loyalty and support.

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In many traditional firms, lawyers compete against each other. Not so at Clark Partington. We deliberately structured our firm to cultivate a culture in which our attorneys don’t see each other as rivals, but as trusted colleagues that can help facilitate the best outcome for every client, every time.

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Efficient. Competent. Skilled. Each individual on our team conducts his or herself with pride and dignity. Our clients know that every decisive action we make at Clark Partington is done with respect, prowess and preparation. Forty years of satisfied clients is more than a number to us – it’s a character accomplishment.

The People

That Drive Clark Partington

The Organizations

That Choose Clark Partington