Clark Kirkman primarily represents clients in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, alcoholic beverage wholesalers, package liquor stores, hotels, golf courses, venues, and other entities holding alcoholic beverage permits. He assists clients in all permitting matters, as well as settling violations issued by the Indiana State Excise Police. He also practices in government services, municipal law, land use planning and zoning, environmental remediation, and real estate.
Clark has extensive knowledge of state and local government. He most recently served as the Deputy Director and Executive Secretary at the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, where he advised the Commission and the Indiana State Excise Police on a multitude of legal matters before the agency. He drafted agency policies and legal advisory opinions issued by the Commission. Clark also served as the agency’s legislative liaison and assisted members of the General Assembly on legislation related to alcohol, tobacco, and type II gaming.
Before that, Clark served in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Legal Counsel, where he advised IDEM’s program staff and litigated on the agency’s behalf, focusing on underground storage tanks and site remediation, as well as Title V air permitting. He began his legal career as law clerk to Judge Elaine B. Brown of the Indiana Court of Appeals where he worked on a wide spectrum of state criminal and civil law issues.
Clark graduated cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor on the Federal Communications Law Journal. He attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science.
Clark and his wife, Anna, have two young boys, Gabe and Quinn. He is a member of Class XLII of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series. He also is a member of the steering committee for the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Inc. He is involved in many institutions of Indianapolis’ midtown area, where he resides. Clark served as the President of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association from 2016-2019, and currently is on the board of the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association. He also serves as the finance chair on the School Commission for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor time with family, golf and pickleball, and trips to the Great Lakes.