Miller Nash LLP attorney John Clarke has been awarded the 2021 Pro Bono Award Merit presented by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). This recognition is awarded annually to lawyers who continually demonstrate their commitment to providing pro bono services to clients who are unable to afford legal representation. Clarke was honored at the MBA Virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Clarke. “Doing pro bono work is important to me and my practice. As lawyers, we have an ethical and professional obligation to ensure that low-income and elderly community members receive equitable access to justice.”
Clarke dedicated over 260 hours of pro bono service in 2020, and is active in a variety of pro bono programs and organizations. He routinely participates in the firm’s virtual pro bono clinic which is a program coordinated by the Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center to remotely provide legal services to low-income communities across Oregon. Clarke is a regular volunteer with the Victim Rights Law Center, the ACLU of Oregon, and took a lead role in a lawsuit to enforce and protect the rights of disabled protesters.
About John Clarke
Clarke brings significant value, commitment, and experience to the work that he performs for a diverse group of businesses, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals. He is a member of the firm’s litigation group, where he focuses on securities, corporate governance, class action, and business litigation, representing clients in a wide variety of disputes in state and federal courts, and in arbitration proceedings. Clarke also serves his clients beyond litigation, assisting with internal compliance reviews and representing clients in administrative investigations and enforcement proceedings. During law school, Clarke obtained valuable experience by serving as an extern for the Honorable Michael J. McShane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Clarke received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2015.