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Collen A Clark

Collen A. Clark


Collen A. Clark’s amazing success in the courtroom has earned him national recognition as one of the top trial lawyers in America.

Clark founded Schmidt & Clark, LLP to help injured individuals and families throughout the entire United States. Clark complements the firm’s broad range of practice by focusing on the representation of plaintiffs in group and individual cases including toxic torts, products liability, construction and oil field litigation, toxic exposure, and transportation disasters, including commercial aviation and tractor trailers (18 wheelers).

Collen earned a B.B.A. from Baylor University in 1986, and a J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 1990.

Certified as a Personal Injury Trial Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Collen is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers America, Exast Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court, all courts in Texas, and Federal, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


  • B.B.A. from Baylor University
  • J.D. from Baylor University School of Law


  • Personal Injury Trial Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association,
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers America
  • Member of the Exast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court, all courts in Texas, and Federal, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Does California Follow the Castle Doctrine

Castle Doctrine in California? Know Your Rights (2024)

California follows a version of the Castle Doctrine, which states that individuals have the right to defend their home (or "castle") from intruders using reasonable force, including deadly force if necessary, to protect themselves or others inside the home from...

Are There Legal Brothels in Las Vegas

Legal Brothels in Las Vegas? Not Quite ( 2024 Guide)

There are legal brothels in certain counties of Nevada, but not in Las Vegas. While prostitution is legal in Nevada, it is only permitted in licensed brothels located in counties with populations under 700,000.

Probable Cause California

Probable Cause in CA: Arrests & Searches Explained (2024)

In California, probable cause operates as a fundamental principle within the criminal justice system. The standard of probable cause serves as a critical safeguard against arbitrary arrests and searches, ensuring that law enforcement actions are based on reasonable suspicion supported...

Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape

Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape: Varies by State

The statute of limitations, or "SOL," for statutory rape varies depending on the state and the age difference between the couple, which can determine whether the crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Misdemeanor Probation Violation Warrant

Misdemeanor Probation Warrant: Avoid Arrest & Resolve Issue

A misdemeanor probation violation warrant is issued when a person who is serving probation for a misdemeanor crime violates the terms and conditions of their probation.

Can a Felon Own a Muzzleloader in Colorado

Colorado Felony & Muzzleloaders: Possession Likely Illegal (2024 Guide)

In Colorado, the laws regarding firearm ownership by felons are stringent. Generally, individuals convicted of a felony are prohibited from possessing firearms under both federal and state laws. However, muzzleloaders fall into a different category than typical firearms.

Lewdness with a Minor

Lewdness with a Minor: Warning Signs, Legal Protections & Resources

"Lewdness with a minor" refers to a criminal act involving inappropriate sexual behavior with a child under a specific age, which varies by jurisdiction. This term typically encompasses actions that are meant to sexually arouse either the perpetrator or the...

What is DUS Charge

DUS Explained: Driving Under Suspension (2024 Guide)

In Colorado, a "DUS charge" typically refers to "Driving Under Suspension" or "Driving Under Suspended License." It occurs when an individual operates a motor vehicle while their driver's license has been suspended or revoked by the relevant licensing authority.

Can I Smoke Weed in My Car in California

Smoking Weed in Your Car: California Law Explained (2024)

It is illegal to smoke or consume cannabis in any form while driving a vehicle or while riding as a passenger in a vehicle. California's laws prohibit smoking cannabis or consuming cannabis products while operating a motor vehicle, whether on...

Apricot Power Lawsuit

Apricot Power Lawsuit (Get the Latest 2024 Updates)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain Apricot Power brand apricot seeds, as they may be contaminated with toxic amygdalin, a compound that can lead to fatal cyanide toxicity.

How Much Cocaine is a Felony

How Much Cocaine is a Felony? (2024 Felony Charges Explained)

The amount of cocaine that constitutes a felony varies depending on the jurisdiction and the laws in place. In the United States, federal and state laws establish different thresholds for what constitutes a felony offense related to cocaine possession, distribution,...

Can You Drive After Taking Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone: Does It Affect Your Driving? (2024 Guide)

It is not safe to drive after taking hydrocodone, which is a powerful opioid medication often prescribed for pain relief. Side effects of hydrocodone include drowsiness, dizziness, and impaired cognitive function, which can significantly impair your ability to drive safely...

Can You Use a Handicapped Placcard in Another Car

Handicap Placard: Parking Rules for Disabled Explained (2024)

You cannot use a handicapped placard in another car unless you are the registered owner of the placard, and are either driving the vehicle or being transported in it. If you are transporting a person with a disability who has...

Bivens vs 1983

When to Use Bivens vs. 1983? Civil Rights Lawsuits Explained

"Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents" is a legal case that established the right of an individual to sue federal government officials for damages for violating their constitutional rights, specifically the 4th Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Section...

How Long Does Early Termination of Probation Take

How Long Does Early Termination of Probation Take in 2024?

The duration for early termination of probation can vary depending on several factors, including the jurisdiction, the specific terms of the probation, the nature of the offense, and the individual's behavior and compliance with the terms of probation.