Cherese C. Clark-Wilson, Esq.

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Cherese C. Clark-Wilson, Esq.

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Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia


Speaking Engagements

  • Strong in Stilettos: Women Empowerment Speaker (2016)
  • Women on the Ryse (2016)
  • Nuts & Bolts in Family Law (2017)

Cherese C. Clark-Wilson, a Founding Partner of Clark, Lowery & Lumpkin, has blazed trails in family law as a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyer “Rising Star” of Georgia. She is a “National Top 100 Black Lawyer” for Matrimonial and Family Law for the State of Georgia and National “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient for her exemplary leadership and dedication to family law where she is also an Executive Board Member.  Cherese has also been named a “2017 Top 10 Family Law Attorney” by American Jurist Institute.

Cherese earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law and was a cum laude graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

A litigator at heart and with over 200 family law cases under her belt, Cherese has been dedicated to defining justice in the family law context for her clients and their children. Her unique approach to family law guides her in case preparation and developing trial strategies. She is respected amongst her colleagues and judges- a very important asset for clients seeking representation. She handles domestic relations cases throughout the Atlanta Metro area ranging from divorce, child custody, child support establishment and enforcement, paternity and legitimation, alimony, same-sex litigation, modifications, temporary protective orders, grandparents’ rights, and Hague Convention cases.  Cherese also served as a Guardian ad Litem in custody cases representing the best interests of children.

Cherese began her legal career as a Georgia Capital Defender Death Penalty Investigator where she was the coordinator of evidence for the sentencing phase of capital cases. She then joined the Clayton County Public Defender Office as a Felony Crimes Investigator.

Upon completing law school, Cherese became a Public Defender appointed to represent indigent adult and juvenile clients in Clayton County Magistrate and Superior Courts. She worked tirelessly to protect her clients’ constitutional rights which resulted in bench and jury trials, case dismissals and acquittals, and successful completion of Drug Court and Pre-trial Diversion Programs. Her excellence and success in criminal law earned her the Georgia State College of Law Michelle Ferguson-Priestly Award and pupil membership into Bleckley Inn of Court.

Litigator, trial attorney, and advocate- Cherese attributes her passion to family law to being a dedicated mother to her young daughter. Being represented by an attorney with both personal and professional family law experience gives clients confidence that their voices are being heard especially during an emotional and adversarial process.

9.7Cherese Chantell Clark


Clark Kent in Heels.

Very well prepared today. Quite detailed. Her questions to me, as well as cross of the defendant, clearly outlined the dilemma my son & I have experienced. I HIGHLY recommend Cherese Clark as a family law attorney.

Former Client

Simply the Best!

Cherese Clark-Wilson is very professional, understanding, and very supportive. She makes the process easy and affordable. As well, she is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Thanks for everything!

Former Client

The best divorce attorney around

It is my pleasure to rate the best divorce attorney, Ms. Cherese Clark. When I first met Attorney Clark she was very down to earth, transparent and very professional. Her knowledge of family law is exceptional and she believes in putting everything in layman’s terms so you can really understand what she and her staff… “The best divorce attorney around”

Former Client

Knowledgeable and Confident

Cherese Clark is a born advocate. She prepares you for the journey that you are about to take in the world of child advocacy and litigation. She makes sure that you, the client gets involved and are aware of your rights. She is not intimidated by opposition. Opposition makes her fight harder. Her confidence shines… “Knowledgeable and Confident”

Former Client


I have had the most wonderful opportunity to work with Ms. Cherese Clark on my TPO/child custody case which I am very pleased with the outcome. She is an outstanding attorney of excellence, professionalism, and determination. She really cares about her clients and their cause, especially pertaining to domestic violence. I look forward to continuing… “THE MAGNIFICENT CHERESE CLARK!!!!”

Former Client

Professional & kind

I was referred to Cherese by a co-worker who had gone thru a divorce. I called her & after my phone consultation, i retained her. i found her to be very knowledgeable, professional & unlike my previous attorney, she can be reached or she responds quickly to my emails. she is also very kind & has… “Professional & kind”

Former Client

Custody Case

Cherese is very knowledgeable and very straight to the point. She knows the law and is honest and is always about sticking to the facts that matters to the case. I just wished that some of my evidence were introduced in trial but again I am not the lawyer and I do not know about… “Custody Case”

Former Client

Thank You Ms Clark!

Having to hire a lawyer for the first time i was a bit nervous but when i met Ms Clark she made the whole experience a lot more comfortable for me! She knew everything when it came to family law and tought me many things i didn’t know as well. She was very knowledgable and… “Thank You Ms Clark!”

Former Client

Cherese is awesome

Cherese did an amazing job of helping me with my case. I think where she specifically excels is with how she helped me understand all my options and explained the different outcomes. She really helped me understand my case and then did an excellent job of representing me.

Former Client

God Bless You Attorney Cherese Clark!

From the beginning of my case Attorney Clark was right out the gate on preparing my defense. She is very knowledgeable and skillful of the law. Watching her in action at mediation was like a surgeon performing a delicate operation, I had won before I even knew it! Very tactful, well prepared, cool under pressure,… “God Bless You Attorney Cherese Clark!”

Former Client

Thank you, Cherese!

Cherese made my divorce and simple and smooth as possible. Along with her team, my concerns (emails, phone calls, etc.) were always addressed in a timely and professional manner. She demonstrated confidence and knowledge throughout my time in working with her. Cherese made me feel comfortable and calm from day one. Again…thank you, Cherese!!!

Former Client

No need to look elsewhere

Knowledgable, empathetic, meticulous, professional, and compassion come to mind when I think of Cherese Clark. Recently I went to court for a name change for my child. Although I hired a process server, the father could not be located thus missing a crucial signature needed to complete my request since it was under 5 years.… “No need to look elsewhere”

Former Client

Best Lawyer EVER

This woman is the Best Lawyer Ever! I hired Ms. Clark as my attorney for a child support modification. She and her staff went above and beyond to ensure that my son received due justice. I was treated as if I were family. At the last minute, my ex-husband decided he wanted to go to… “Best Lawyer EVER”

Former Client

Very thorough and knowledgeable

To say that I am impressed with my attorney, Cherese Clark, is an understatement. She has handled my case with exceptional professionalism and diligence. During the hearing, I couldn’t believe how much she had absorbed all of the pieces of the case (text messages, emails,pictures, research from the internet, etc) and presented them to the… “Very thorough and knowledgeable”

Former Client

Cherese Chantell Clark

Cherese was a huge help in my divorce. She was professional, showed empathy and handled all inquiries in a timely fashion. I would recommend anyone with a simple uncontested divorce or a complicated divorce to utilize Cherese.

Former Client


Cherese, and I have been good friends for a while. I moved to Atlanta some years ago and remembered her process of mastering her Bar exam. She was always a smart/hard worker. With many many obstacles thrown her way, she passed the Bar while taking care of her beautiful daughter. Time passed and I got… “Confidant”

Former Client

A pleasure to work with, very fair and concise

I was referred to Cherese by an attorney friend. She was very clear on the steps that needed to be taken to dissolve my marriage, advised me as I took those steps and kept me informed along the way. My ex-wife and I made the decision to be amicable and mutually agree on a settlement.… “A pleasure to work with, very fair and concise”

Former Client

Amazing Lawyer!

Ms. Clark was recommended to me by a lawyer in Florida. I am involved in a very difficult case. My hearing in Georgia was in 24 hours. After talking to her for the first time I knew she was the lawyer I needed. Ms. Clark wasted NO time, she was prepared and walked into court… “Amazing Lawyer!”

Former Client

Blessed client

I was forced to hire a lawyer for the first time in my life…….after searching online and speaking with firms I didn’t know what to do or who I could trust. For some reason, after finding Cherese online and consulting with her, I felt good, I felt she could do the job and represent my… “Blessed client”

Former Client

Awesome attorney!!

Cherese has been my attorney since November 2014. She stuck with me through my venting, tears and anger. I most recently emailed her on a Friday evening after 9pm not expecting a reply until Monday morning. Much to my surprise she immediately replied we spoke on Saturday afternoon & by Monday afternoon the judge had… “Awesome attorney!!”

Former Client

Mediation Review

Cherese handled the mediation for modifying the child support portion of my divorce decree. She had not been involved in some of the previous activities in my case but she had thoroughly reviewed my file before arriving to the mediation. She was very prepared and organized with the proper documentation. We met early and she… “Mediation Review”

Former Client

Unforseen blessing

I have been married for 11 years separated 3 time. I knew what I need to do, but I was so scared to do it. When I finally got the guts to file for divorce I contacted Ms. Clark, she was the right person for me. At times I was very very weak when it… “Unforseen blessing”

Former Client

Powerhouse Attorney wrapped in Class!

Cherese Clark, undoubtedly is one of the best Family Law Attorneys in the state of Georgia. Mrs. Clark’s reputation and expertise precede her. I was in desperate need of a very skilled attorney to handle an immediate unforeseen custody case and she came highly recommended. I reached out to Mrs. Clark at 8am on a… “Powerhouse Attorney wrapped in Class!”

Former Client

Very Thorough & Prepared

Ms. Clark came to my hearing with a thick binder full of documents and evidence relative to my case. She laid out her documents in an organized and convincing manner that I believe led to the hearing going in my favor. She was very professional and even compassionate in her dealings with me. I highly… “Very Thorough & Prepared”

Former Client

Fantastic Attorney, hands down!!

I hired Cherese 6 months ago. She is very intuitive, a very knowledgeable and, compassionate attorney. A real go getter. I appreciate how she takes the time to explain legal matters and how she gets the job done.

Former Client

The best in Atlanta !

March 2016 I hired Cherese for two cases that were brought up against me from my spouse baby mama .The first case was a TPO and that was dismiss due to social worker no finding anything. The second was criminal and it was dismiss I was very nervous because I have never been thru this… “The best in Atlanta !”

Former Client

Best Attorney I Had!

I first hired Attorney Cheresr Clark in May 2014, I was going through a divorce from my now ex-wife which was finalized in March 2015 due to the ex-spouse dragging it out. Let me say, from each and every conference, mediation and final trial, Attorney Clark ALWAYS came threw. Each time I had to go… “Best Attorney I Had!”

Former Client

The Legal Lioness

First off I need to express my heartfelt appreciation to Ms.Clark and to the Manely team for their hard won efforts in my case. Ms.Clark has demonstrated that she is without a doubt very TENACIOUS, SKILLED, and exercises an attention to detail that grants her, what can be nothing short of sheer PROWESS in this… “The Legal Lioness”

Former Client