Jack B. Clarke Jr.

Chair of the Board (2024- )
Vice Chair of the Board (2022-2024)​
Member, Board of Trustees (2020-2027)
The California State University

Jack B. Clarke Jr.

Jack B. Clarke Jr. is a partner in Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo’s Student Services and Disabilities Practice Group, where he handles matters concerning education law, special education disputes and public agency litigation. He has successfully defended school districts and other education clients in student disciplinary matters and civil rights and constitutional claims, as well as special education due process hearings.

Clarke was the first African American to become an equity partner in the Litigation and Schools Departments of the Riverside office of Best Best & Krieger LLP, where he served with distinction on the firm’s subcommittee on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. He is also the past president of the Riverside County Bar Association Board of Directors.

The recipient of numerous honors related both to his legal practice and to his service to the community, Clarke’s contributions as an attorney and human and civil rights advocate have been celebrated by the Riverside County Bar Association, California Business Law magazine, the NAACP and the American Diabetes Association. Among his many achievements, Clarke was the first African American to chair the Board of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, and he served as chair of the Mayor’s Use-of-Force Review Panel in 1999 following the high-profile and tragic police shooting death of Tyisha Miller in Riverside.