Professor John P. Clarke received his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 1957. Admitted to the practice of law in 1958, he has been in the private practice of law since that date, specializing in Trusts and Estates including extensive experience in estate administration and probate and accounting litigation. He was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Florida in 1976.
In 1967, he joined the faculty of the Law Department of the St. John’s University College of Business Administration (now TCB) and continued teaching until retirement as Chair of the department in 1997. In 2007 he returned to the College as Visiting Professor and Chair of the Department of Law.
Professor Clarke has lectured extensively in the area of estate planning and administration as well as on the subject of Legal Ethics. Since 1998 he has also served as a Special Referee for Attorney Discipline for the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department