Clark Hudson, a trial lawyer, joined Neil Dymott in 1990 and has been a shareholder since 1997. Mr. Hudson specializes in civil litigation with emphasis in medical malpractice, professional liability, products liability, and personal injury.

Since joining Neil Dymott, Mr. Hudson has tried over 95 jury cases in various Southern California State Courts. Mr. Hudson is a former board member and past president for the San Diego Defense Lawyers. He was a Senior Director (2017-2020) for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).  Mr. Hudson is Past Section Chair for Trial Tactics. He received the John Alan Appleman Award for his work as FDCC Section Chair in 2009. Mr. Hudson is a past president for the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Mr. Hudson holds the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. In September 2010, Mr. Hudson was inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. In October 2017, he was selected for fellowship in the International Society of Barristers.

Mr. Hudson was named as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys in Insurance Law in 2006, and again in 2009, by the San Diego Daily Transcript. He has been named one of Southern California’s “San Diego Super Lawyers” by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine since 2007. Since 2009, Mr. Hudson was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America® in Medical Malpractice Law, and for 2013 and 2018 was named the Top Medical Malpractice Defense Lawyer for Best Lawyers of America®. Mr. Hudson was also named Defense Attorney of the Year (2012) by the San Diego Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Hudson served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was on active duty in 1983-1986 and was called back to service in 1991 in support of Desert Storm.

Publications and Presentations

Speaker

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Annual Meeting, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

"Ethical Considerations in Preparing Witnesses for Deposition or Trial" (February 25, 2008)

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)

Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA

"Learn from the Masters: Defense Closing Argument" (March 27, 2008)

Panel Speaker - The Doctor's Company Annual Legal Summit, Napa, CA

"Lack of Informed Consent and Battery" (June 28, 2008)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Masters in Trial

Panel Discussion "100 Days Before Trial" (March 3, 2011)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) 

Annual ConferenceWilliamsburg, VA

"Building Defense Themes During Trial - Closing Arguments" (July 28, 2011)

DRI Trial Tactics Seminar, Las Vegas NV

"Direct Examination, Stealing the Plaintiff's Thunder" (March 15, 2012)

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)

Annual Conference, Santa Barbara, CA

"Effective Oral Voir Dire - Avoiding the Five Most Common Mistakes Experienced Litigators Make" (September 14, 2012)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

2013 Winter Meeting - Trial Masters Program, San Antonio, TX

"How to Conduct an Effective Voir Dire for the Defense Under Time Restraints" (March 5, 2013)

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Lunch & Learn Webinar

"The Art & Science of Voir Dire: Proven Strategies for Selecting a Winning Jury" (May 7, 2013)

DRI Trial Tactics Seminar, Las Vegas NV

"Trial Lawyer’s Toolkit: Dealing with Surprises at Trial" (March 19, 2015)

Recent Publications

"Preparing Your Client for Deposition or Trial Testimony"
FDCC Quarterly, Fall 2008, Vol. 59, No. 1 

The 21st Century Practice of Law: A White Paper
"The Art of Succession: Letting the Millennials Lead" (pp 251-253)

FDCC Quarterly, Spring 2015 Vol. 64, No.3

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Arizona, B.A.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • S. District Court, Central District of California
  • S. District Court, Southern District of California

Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Advocate
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Inducted September 2010
  • American Inns of Court
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel - Past President
  • California Medical Legal Committee
  • California Waterfowl Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Board of Directors
  • International Society of Barristers - 2017
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Association for Healthcare Risk Management
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers - Past President
  • Southern California Association of Health Risk Management
  • White Mountain Range Riders