Janna Ward Clarke

Of Counsel

Practice Areas

Family Law

Banking | Finance

  • Secured Transactions (Creditor)

Litigation

  • General Civil
  • Commercial
Bankruptcy (Creditor)

Real Estate

  • Construction

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas – Bankruptcy Examiner

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law JD, 1984

  • Texas Tech Law Review

The University of Texas at Arlington BA, 1972

Janna Clarke has been an engaged member of the Fort Worth legal community since her graduation from Texas Tech School of Law in 1984. She has served as president of both the Tarrant County Woman’s Bar Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association (TCBA) and as a member of TCBA’s Professionalism Committee and Nominating Committees. A life fellow of both the Tarrant County Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation, Janna was a charter fellow of the former and will serve on the Board of Directors of the latter beginning in June 2016. Within the State Bar of Texas (SBOT), she has served on the board of directors and chaired SBOT’s Standing Committee for Local Bar Services and Board of Directors for the Texas Legal Protection Plan. Since 2013, she has served as a delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

In addition to maintaining an active family law practice, Janna represents litigation clients in general civil and commercial litigation matters, construction professionals with respect to a host of transactional and litigation issues, and commercial lenders in connection with foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings. She has handled appeals at the state level and is experienced in drafting concise and on-point briefs and delivering persuasive oral arguments.

Outside of her professional activities, Janna is a dedicated community volunteer and serial public servant: a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth, she is a former police officer and the former mayor pro tem of the city of Keller who currently occupies the position of president of the Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation.

Community and Business Activities

Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation (President, 1999 –)
Leadership Fort Worth (1991)
Forum Fort Worth (1991 –)
Keller City Council (Member/Mayor Pro Tem, 1991-1993)

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Janna Ward Clarke

Of Counsel

Broude, Smith, Jennings, McGlinchey & Fitzgerald, P.C.

309 West 7th Street, Suite 1100

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

817.335.1615

817.335.1603 fax

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Member; Delegate to ABA House of Delegates, 2013 –

State Bar of Texas

  • Member, 1984 –
  • Director, Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Member, Executive Committee, 2008-2010
  • Member, SBOT Standing Committee for Local Bar Services (2011 –; Chair, 2012 –)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Texas Legal Protection Plan (2011-2015; Chair, 2015)
  • Member, SBOT Practice Management Committee, 2007
  • Member, SBOT Membership Benefits Committee, 2007
  • Member, SBOT Client Security Fund Committee, 2007-2010
  • Member, SBOT Rules Committee – Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, 1999

Texas Bar Foundation

  • Life Fellow; Director (2016 -)

Tarrant County Bar Association

  • Member, 1984 –
  • President, 2005-2006; President Elect, 2004-2005; 1st Vice President, 2003-2004; Secretary/Treasurer, 2002-2003; Director, Various
  • Chair, TCBA Professionalism Committee, 2000-2003
  • Member, TCBA Fee Dispute Committee, 1999-2004

Tarrant County Bar Foundation

  • Charter Member and Life Fellow

Tarrant County Woman’s Bar Association

  • President, 1998-1999

American Inns of Court, Eldon B. Mahon Division

  • Master, 2006 –