Suzanne Clark

Thinking fast, looking forward

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 4:35 a.m.

“Within a short period of time, she has ascended to the top of the Arkansas Bar with a solo practice — to me, that shows a level of respect and confidence in Suzanne that is well deserved.” — James W. Smith, Smith Hurst, PLC about Suzanne Clark

“Within a short period of time, she has ascended to the top of the Arkansas Bar with a solo practice — to me, that shows a level of respect and confidence in Suzanne that is well deserved.” — James W. Smith, Smith Hurst, PLC about Suzanne Clark

Fayetteville attorney and Arkansas Bar president-elect Suzanne Clark has a history of making careful decisions with an eye to the future. It's a habit that stretches back to her teenage years, when she decided not to run for senior class president -- despite having served as president her junior year -- because she didn't want the responsibility of organizing class reunions years down the road.

“[Suzanne] is that stereotypical grandmother who just wants to talk about all of the accomplishments of her five grandchildren … no question, Suzanne ...

THROUGH OTHERS’ EYES

Suzanne Greichen Clark

“I knew she would be a great attorney. Her training as an engineer provides her logic skills into problem solving and the discipline to master every detail, no matter how small, in the trial of a case. Her knowledge of the law is prolific. I tell people who ask that I am a good attorney. I tell them that Suzanne is a good and great attorney. I let it be known if you need a lawyer from our household, she is the one you need … Suzanne made a complete change in her life at a time when most people are settling in to what for some are the most stable years in their lives. That kind of change can be frightening. Yet, if she was frightened, I never knew it. ”

Steve Clark

“Not only is she a fine lawyer, but she is a wonderful person. She has great people skills. As talented as she is, she comes across as friendly and approachable. She communicates well. I admire her ability to absorb information quickly and apply her critical thinking skills towards solving the problem, whatever it may be. These are the characteristics that make her a great lawyer … being a lawyer is about solving problems for your clients, and no one does it better than Suzanne. Although she is tenacious in fighting for her clients and her beliefs, she has the maturity to see the approach needed to get the best results. She works tirelessly for her clients and her community.”

Charles L. Harwell

“She just has such a keen perception of the issues that our business clients are going through because of her extreme knowledge in executive positions. We represent high tech companies that are significantly heavy in mathematics and technology, and her ability to understand and speak on the same terms as these people and these engineers really gives her such a leg up. She has such a great demeanor — a great approach, very kind, but very, very strong.”

James W. Smith

“Having her as a member of the litigation team was an absolute joy and pleasure. She was way ahead of schedule when it came to being able to turn her loose with a client, and being able to communicate directly with a client about their legal problems. Most of the people we represent are companies who are experienced users of legal services, and they know talented, high-quality communicators right away, most of the time.”

Russell C. Atchley

“She will spend a year traveling around the country, representing the Arkansas Bar Association. I know how time consuming and how expensive that can be. But it’s so important to her to present this professional, ethical, hard working impression of the Arkansas Bar Association, that she’s willing to take this on as a solo practitioner. She’ll spend a good chunk of her time representing the Bar, and not practicing, but I think her clients will understand the importance of that.”

Niki Cung

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