Grace Clark earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate at the Whittier College of Law. After being admitted to the California Bar in 2000, Mrs. Clark worked as a public defender where she upheld the constitutional and civil rights of children and adults charged with crimes.
Later, she segued into representing children and families in the child welfare system during their appeal. Advocating for her own child with special needs brought Mrs. Clark to the path of special education law. Inspired by her son, and after meeting countless families desperately in need of support and advocacy while searching for resources and help in the public education system, Mrs. Clark immersed herself in special education law. She ultimately shifted her practice to focus exclusively on the representation of students with disabilities. She is sits on the board of the Pony Barnes Foundation, and is a member of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and the California Appellate Defense Council.