Ronald Clark

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence


Sullivan Hall 411
(206) 398-4152


B.A., University of Washington
J.D., Willamette University, 1969


Comprehensive Pretrial Advocacy (ADVC-300-A)
Comprehensive Trial Advocacy (ADVC-305-A)


Professor Clark is a nationally known lecturer and author. He is the Principal of Prosecution Services, LLC, which provides continuing legal education and publications. He has lectured at over 40 national courses and for numerous state associations. He has been awarded both the Distinguished Faculty Award and a Lecturer of Merit Award by the National College of District Attorneys as well as the Dean’s Award of Honor. The Washington Association Prosecuting Attorneys awarded him the President’s Award of Merit.

Professor Clark is the former Senior Training Counsel for the National College of District Attorneys at the National Advocacy Center. As the Senior Training Counsel, Professor Clark pioneered the first courses conducted at the National Advocacy Center when it opened its doors to state and local prosecutors beginning in 1998 and for the following six years. Prior to that Professor Clark was in the King County Prosecutor's office in Seattle, Washington for 27 years, where he served as a senior deputy prosecutor, head of the trial teams and, for ten years, as the Chief Deputy of the Criminal Division leading over 115 attorneys.

Professor Clark has written several books, including co-authoring two books with Seattle University Professors Marilyn Berger and John Mitchell, Pretrial Advocacy and Trial Advocacy, published by Aspen. He also wrote Making and Meeting Objections (Evidence Handbook for Washington Trial Lawyers). He served as the Chief Author for the Criminal Trial Practice and Techniques Chapter of the Washington Practice Manual.

Professor Clark has written and lectured frequently on professional responsibility. He was a member of the blue ribbon American Bar Association Task Force that formulated the current Prosecution and Defense Function Standards. Also, he was on the Public Law and Ethics Committee for the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys that produced a Public Law Ethics Primer. Professor Clark was the course director for the first National Ethics Symposium at the National Advocacy Center, which brought together prosecutor ethics liaisons from each state in the nation. He is the editor of the National College of District Attorney’s professional responsibility book, entitled Doing Justice: Prosecutor’s Guide to Ethics and Civil Liability.