S. Monique Clark
S. Monique Clark
Attorney, Atlanta, GA
Formerly: Server, Retail Clerk
  • B.A., Psychology, Saint Augustine’s University, summa cum laude;
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law.

Growing up in a single-parent home, I was forced to be creative and find entertainment for myself. I had a small collection of stuffed animals and VHS tapes. From that collection, the movie Legally Blonde became my favorite! I watched that movie almost every day and became fascinated with the idea of going to law school and becoming an attorney. I would often say, “you may begin your questioning counselor” and put on a full trial for my stuffed animal “jury.” The rest is history.

I am no stranger to the hospitality industry. Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked as a server and retail clerk for several establishments. Additionally, I have worked in human resources and have studied the science of human behavior relating to work and principles to organizations. Through these experiences, I have developed a sensitivity to issues that hospitality industry employers encounter on a daily basis. My primary goal is to counsel and aid my clients on best practices to prevent problems before they happen. Nevertheless, I am fully equipped with the tools needed to successfully dispute and defend such problems if they do occur.

When I am not acting out legal scenes, I am acting as a food critic and starring as a first-time mom. Whether for work or pleasure, it seems as though I am unable to pull myself away from the hospitality industry.