Lafayette Clarke joined Peterson · Bradford · Burkwitz in 2018. His practice is focused on employment law and medical malpractice defense. His experience encompasses several aspects of litigation, including strategy, law and motion, and witness preparation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Clarke owned and operated a private security and investigations firm that primarily serviced high-net-worth clientele. He was also a business affairs and business development executive for several private equity firms.
Mr. Clarke studied communications at Indiana University-Bloomington where he was also a member of the Indiana University football team. He earned over a dozen Bill Mallory Hit and Hussle Awards and participated in several NFL and CFL try-outs.
Mr. Clarke completed his Juris Doctorate studies at Western State College of Law where he served as President of the Black Law Student Association and was an active member of the Student Bar Association. As a law student, he interned with the Fox Broadcasting Company and law clerked in the Seyfarth Shaw labor and employment practice group.
Mr. Clarke is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before all California courts and the United States District Court, Central District.