Charles Lange Clark

 Lange Clark is a litigator focusing on complex litigation with experience in securities, anti-trust, business, consumer finance and international litigation. Mr. Clark has practiced law for more than two decades and founded the Law Office of Lange Clark, P.C. in July 1997.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in 1981 and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1984.

 Mr. Clark has been deeply involved in the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill litigation since 2010 and served on the Vessels of Opportunity committee. He has been chosen to represent the Associated General Contractors of Alabama in the BP litigation, and has filed successful claims for AGC and other businesses.

Mr. Clark is a long time  resident of Birmingham, Alabama and has been married to Molly Pearce Clark for twenty-eight years.  He and his wife have three daughters.  Mr. Clark is a member of St. Luke’s Church in Birmingham.

Practice Areas:Commercial, securities, class action, antitrust litigation and private international law.

Admitted: Alabama bar (1984), U.S. District Courts for the Northern (1984), Middle (1998) and Southern (1999) Districts of Alabama, U.S. Court of Claims (1998), U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (1995).

Member: Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations. Served on numerous committees of the Birmingham Bar Association. Birmingham Inns of Court.

Law School: Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1984.

College: University of Alabama, B.A., 1981.

Cases of interest:

Langford v. Rite Aid of Alabama, Inc., 231 F.3d 1308 (11th Cir. 2000);

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Kirton, 719 So.2d 201 (Ala.1998);

Alternative Financial Solutions, LLC v. Colburn, 821 So.2d 981 (Ala. 2001);

Ex parte Speedee Cash of Alabama, Inc., 806 So.2d 389 (Ala. 2001);

A & B Check Cashing, Inc. V. Bess, 824 So. 2d 83 (Ala. 2001);

Money In A Flash Check Advance, LLC v. Wright, 795 So.2d 629 (Ala. 2000);

Alabama Catalog Sales v. Harris, 794 So.2d 312 (Ala. 2000); and,

Bess v. Check Express, 294 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2002)

Class counsel:

Pierce v. Gold Kist, et al., In The United States District Court for The Northern District of Alabama;

Austin v. Rapid Cash, et al., In the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama;

Morgan v. Dollar Express, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama;

Thomas v. Compass Bancshares Inc., et al., In the Circuit Court of Blount County, Alabama;

Russell v. World Omni, In the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama;

Knight v. Greenstreet, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Madison County; Alabama

Draper v. Check Cashing Plus, In the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Alabama;

Entrekin v. Cash USA, Inc., Montgomery Enterprises, Inc. and Alabama Cash Services, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Cullman County, Alabama;

Wright, et al. v. Auto Title Loans, Inc. and The Money Machine, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama;

Young, et al. v. Cash Advance, In the Circuit Court of Montgomery, County, Alabama,

Tracy v. Primus Automotive Financial Services, Inc., et al., In the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Alabama;

Harris v. M.Q., Inc, In the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama;

Eastes, et al v. A & B Check Cashing, Inc., et al, In the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama;

Tillery v. Check Exchange of Alabama, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Alabama;

Bess v. Cash to Go, et al., In the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama;

Draper v. Green Street, Inc. and Rapid Cash, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama;

Jordan v. PSI, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Morgan County, Alabama;

Taylor, et al. v Speedy Cash of Alabama, Inc., In the Circuit Court of Chilton County, Alabama; and

Bess, et al. v. Payday Now, et al, In the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Alabama.