Annette C. Clark, Shareholder

(619) 209-3054 direct
(619) 209-3000 main
clark@dsmw.com
101 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 209-3043 fax

Annette's practice encompasses many areas including insurance coverage, general liability, premises liability, personal injury, employment, business, bad faith, class action litigation and declaratory relief actions. Annette has tried cases to jury verdict, including a 27-day jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She also has experience with bench trials and arbitrations.

Annette's class action experience includes representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in the areas of consumer law, healthcare law, and employment law including wage/hour disputes, misclassification, and FLSA actions. 

Annette has extensive experience handling personal injury cases, including catastrophic injuries and fatalities.  Because of her expertise, Annette was one of six San Diego attorneys asked to be a panel member for a continuing education seminar in January 2016 presented by Sterling Education: "Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish."  Annette presented material on Ethical issues faced by personal injury attorneys.

In addition to litigation, Annette handles a wide variety of insurance coverage matters including offering coverage opinions and advice to both insurance carriers and institutional clients, and handling uninsured motorist arbitrations on behalf of both insureds and carriers. Annette has also helped many clients obtain insurance benefits which were originally denied by the carrier.  She has obtained benefits for clients and also defended clients under a variety of different insurance policies including Employment Practices Liability, Commercial General Liability and Directors and Officers.

Before switching careers to become an attorney, Annette worked for 14 years in insurance management where she gained extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of insurance coverage, general insurance industry practices, an insurer’s duties to its insureds, claims handling, California's Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations and California’s Unfair Insurance Practices Laws

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1999

San Diego State University, B.A., Journalism with an Emphasis in Advertising, 1994

State Bar of California

United States District Court – Southern District of California

United States District Court – Central District of California

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Inns of Court

Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court

Defense Research Institute – Member of Women in the Law and Insurance Committees