Cherese C. Clark-Wilson, Esq.
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- NBLA Recognizes Cherese Clark-Wilson
- Blushing Black – Hustle Hunny
- RYSE – Super Mom to Super Lawyer
- Cherese talks Prenups in Madamenoire
- 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.