Senior Associate

Lafayette J. Clarke



10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
P (310) 481-7600
F (310) 481-7650

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Lafayette Clarke is an associate in WSHB’s Los Angeles office where he is a member of the corporate defense team focusing on products liability, toxic tort and mass tort litigation. His litigation career includes the specialization in entertainment, professional sports, and employment law.

Mr. Clarke’s legal experience encompasses several aspects of litigation, including case evaluation and investigation, strategy, mitigation and law and motion.

Prior to embarking upon a career in law, Mr. Clarke owned and operated a private security and investigations firm that serviced high net-worth and celebrity clientele worldwide. He also served as a business and legal affairs executive for several private equity firms and venture capitalist funds.

Mr. Clarke studied communications at Indiana University Bloomington where he was also a member of the Indiana University Big Ten football team. He earned over a dozen Bill Mallory Hit and Hustle Awards and participated in several NFL and CFL try-outs.

Mr. Clarke earned his law degree at Western State College of Law where he was the President of the Black Law Student Association and an active member of the Student Bar Association. He also clerked with the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Outside of the practice of law, Mr. Clarke is involved in several charitable organizations including Loving Families (PFLAG) and the Coalition for the Homeless. He has sat on the board of directors of several tech and entertainment companies and remains passionate in helping start-ups achieve success. Mr. Clarke also enjoys photography and practicing yoga.


Western State College of Law (J.D., 2003)

Indiana University Bloomington (B.A., 2000)

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