Clark C. Luke was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2011 and the Tennessee Bar in 2012*. His primary areas of practice include estate planning and administration, taxation, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. During law school, Clark served as a member of the Moot Court Board. He has an LL.M. in Taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant.

*Currently inactive in Tennessee

Honors & Recognitions

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellow
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-24, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Elder Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
  • Mississippi Economic Council Leadership Mississippi, Class of 2016
  • University of Mississippi School of Law Moot Court Board
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2015-2023 Rising Star, Tax)
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for High Net Worth (2020-2022, Private Wealth Law)

Community & Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar (Estates & Trusts Section, Executive Committee)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Estate Planning Council of Mississippi
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mission First Legal Aid

Articles & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements: Cure-All or Time Bomb?”, American College of Trust and Estates Counsel, Southern Regional Meeting, May 20, 2023; and Mississippi Bar, Estates and Trusts and Taxation Sections Joint CLE, May 2024.

  • “Recent Mississippi Cases Update: Estates”, Mississippi Bar Convention, Sandestin, Florida, July 2022

  • “Trust Litigation Trends And Issues,“ Mississippi Bankers Association 2019 Wealth Management Conference, Jackson, MS, October 24-25, 2019
  • "High Net Worth Divorce", Estate Planning Council of Mississippi, March 2019
  • "Charitable Giving Strategies in 2018," Estate Planning Council of Mississippi, February 2018
  • "Trust Litigation Trends and Emerging Risk," Mississippi Bankers Association Financial Management Conference, Jackson, MS, November 4, 2016
  • "Tax Consequences After the Divorce," National Business Institute, July 2015
  • "Litigating the Case: Will Contests," National Business Institute, July 2014
  • "The Ethics of Asset Protection Planning," Trustmark National Bank CLE, July 2014


Master of Laws (Taxation): University of Florida, 2012

Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2010

Master's Degree: Master of Taxation: University of Mississippi, cum laude, 2008

Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Accountancy: University of Mississippi, cum laude, 2007