Clark Cole is a trial lawyer whose practice is devoted exclusively to litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in 13 different state and federal jurisdictions.

Clark concentrates in the areas of insurance, commercial and personal injury litigation. His practice is equally divided between Missouri (admitted 1980) and Illinois (admitted 1981). He serves as leader of the firm's Insurance Coverage Litigation practice area and is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage Counsel.


  • University of Missouri School of Law  (J.D., 1980)
    • Order of the Coif
    • The Order of Barristers
    • Missouri Law Review (Note and Comment Editor)
    • Ike Skelton Trial Practice Award Recipient (1980)
    • The University of Missouri Law School Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees)
  • Louisiana State University  (B.A., 1977)
    • Alumni Service Award (1991)
    • St. Louis LSU Alumni Club (Former President)


  • Missouri, 1980
  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Chair, TIPS Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee 1998-99) 
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow) 
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Chair, Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Section, 2008-2010; Trial Tactics, Practice & Procedures Section, 2004-05; Life, Health and Disability Section, 1995-98)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Defense Research Institute (Missouri State Representative, 2003-06)
  • The Missouri Bar (Chair, Medical - Legal Relations Committee, 1997-98; Chair, Insurance Law Committee, 1990-92) 
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Former Director and President) 
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Chair, Bench & Bar Committee, 1996-99)
  • Madison and St. Clair County (Illinois) Bar Associations


  • American College of Coverage Counsel (Fellow)
  • Ben Ely Outstanding Defense Lawyer Award, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (2021)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Commercial Litigation (2010-present); Insurance (2020-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®;Insurance Law, Litigation-Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2007-present); Lawyer of the Year (2012, 2016, 2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media (ALM) Top Rated Lawyer, Healthcare and Commercial Litigation (2012, 2013); AV® Peer Rated
  • Defense Research Institute’s State Leadership Award (2006)
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2008-2016); Super Lawyers®, Business Edition (2011-present)
Contact Us
  • Worldwide
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • London, England
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wilmington, DE
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Boston, MA
800 Boylston St.
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02199
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Chicago, IL
100 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606-1520
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Denver, CO
4643 S. Ulster St.
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80237
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Dublin, Ireland
Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Edwardsville, IL
115 N. Second St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Edwardsville, Illinois
Jefferson City, MO
101 E. High St.
First Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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Kansas City, MO
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Las Vegas, NV
7160 Rafael Rivera Way
Suite 320
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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London, England
Royal College of Surgeons of England
38-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE
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Miami, FL
355 Alhambra Circle
Suite 1200
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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New York, NY
7 Times Square, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Orange County, CA
19800 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
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Philadelphia, PA
2005 Market Street
29th Floor, One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Princeton, NJ
100 Overlook Center
Second Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Salt Lake City, UT
222 South Main St.
Suite 1830
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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St. Louis, MO
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105
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Washington, D.C.
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006
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Wilmington, DE
1007 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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