Marilee Miller Clarke is experienced in a wide variety of legal areas. She has been an attorney for more than 30 years. She presently focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and probate, domestic relations, and business law and litigation. Ms. Clarke’s experience includes private practice with a Scottsdale and a Phoenix law firm. She was the first woman President of a law firm of 10+ attorneys in the Phoenix metropolitan area. With Resolution Trust Corporation-Legal, Phoenix, she acted as section chief for the Western Savings Section and was the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator. Prior to that, she was the first woman Vice President and General Counsel of Wells Fargo Credit. She also had a judicial clerkship with the Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court. Ms. Clarke obtained her B.A. in English (with high distinction and departmental honors) from Indiana University, where she was a member of the Mortar Board and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she was managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. Ms. Clarke served as President of the Scottsdale Bar Association. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Civil Remedies text and author of its chapters on Getting Your Money and on Rescission and Specific Performance. Her publications also include legal articles in law journals and other publications. She was a founding member of Arizona Women Lawyers Association, served the State Bar of Arizona as a member and chair of its CLE Committee and its MCLE Committee, and received the State Bar of Arizona CLE Award. Ms. Clarke is a Fellow of the College of Estate Planning Attorneys and a member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council.
She was on the Board of Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum, served as its Parliamentarian, and chaired its Governance Committee. Ms. Clarke also is Chancellor of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Additionally, she sings in her church choir and is a member of a Paradise Valley book club and AAUW-Scottsdale.