About Yemane Clarke, Esq.
Yemane Clarke went into private practice in 2003 in Houston, Texas, and now practices law in Georgia. Mr. Clarke is of Jamaican descent and was raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y.
He has managed a private law practice for over ten years, including all aspects of administration, accountability for profit and loss, controlling costs, and achieving revenue objectives. In addition, over the years he has provided legal counsel to various small businesses and individuals in the areas of real estate, business, family, criminal defense, immigration, and personal injury. As sole counsel, he has prepared, investigated, and prosecuted or defended to a conclusion, either by trial or settlement, over 100 cases.
Earlier in his career, he was trained by the Texas Criminal Defense Trial College on how to litigate a case from start to finish and he is a graduate of the Texas Criminal Defense Trial College. In 2008, when Mr. Clarke relocated to Georgia, he worked with a small litigation firm where they provided legal counsel in various areas and tried cases involving domestic relations, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, and immigration.
Mr. Clarke has an entrepreneurial spirit and was the owner of Clarke Mortgage Company, and was a Fee Attorney for AmeriTrust Title Company. He practices in DeKalb, Fulton, Rockdale, Clayton, Gwinnett, and surrounding counties.
TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW,
Juris Doctorate, Graduated cum laude, 2003
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, J. MACK ROBINSON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing, 1999
TRAINING & MEMBERSHIP
o A graduate of Texas Criminal Defense Trial College, 2006
o Certified Mediator (Texas ), having met the requirements of Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. Sec. 154.052
o Legal Externship, Child Support Office Attorney General, 2002
o Former Licensed Texas Mortgage Broker at Clarke Mortgage Company
o Hyper-Abstract Company-Assisted with gathering a condensed history of Real Estate Property an abstract of title (Grants, Conveyances, and encumbrances).
o Kaseam Artist Management Co.(William Ashbourne, J.D.), 1997-2000-Assisted in drafting contracts of music business contracts, negotiations of all entertainment contracts, Copyright and Trademark Registration, and formation of entertainment companies, music publishing companies, record companies, and management companies
o Former Fee Attorney & Escrow Officer for AmeriTrust Title Company (Yemane Clarke-Franchise Owner)- Closed residential real estate transactions consisting of but not limited to preparing HUD statements, reviewing title commitments, preparing closing documents, reviewing surveys, and closing the residential home purchase transactions with the buyers and sellers. Provided title insurance to our customers.
o American Immigration Lawyer Association (Past Member)
o Gate City Bar Association
o Gate City Lodge No. 42
BAR ADMISSION & ACTIVITIES
o Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2009
o Member, State Bar of Texas, 2003
o Licensed to Practice Law in the United States Tax Court
o Licensed to Practice Law in the United States Federal Court For the Northern District of Georgia
o Licensed to Practice Law in the United States Federal Court For the Southern District of Texas
o Licensed to Practice Law before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
o Licensed to Practice Law before the Supreme Court of Georgia
o Licensed to Practice Law before the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
o Notary Public, State of Georgia
Clarke Law Office, LLC, 2011-present (Stone Mountain, GA)
Edwards Law Firm, P.C (Immigration Litigation)., Of Counsel, 2012 (Clarkston, GA)
Edmondson & Associates(Personal Injury, Family, Civil, and Criminal Litigation) Senior Associate, 2009-2010 (Stone Mountain, GA )
AmeriTrust Title Company, Fee Attorney, 2005-2006 (Houston, TX)
Clarke Law Firm, Solo Practitioner, 2003-2009 (Houston, TX )
Child Support Office Attorney General, Legal Externship, 2002 (Houston, TX)