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Over $1 Billion Recovered For Clients

$200 Million

Defective Products

$35 Million

Brain Injuries

$32 Million

Defective Products

$15.5 Million

Wrongful Death

$15 M

Defective Products

$11.5 Million

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Defective Products

$626,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Auto Accidents

$10 Million

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

$3.75 Million

Auto Accidents

$3.175 Million

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Auto Accidents

$5.5 Million

Auto Accidents

$3.5 Million

Auto Accidents

$3.5 Million

Auto Accidents

$1 Million

Auto Accidents

$11 Million

Defective Products

$361,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

$750,000

Auto Accidents

$6.32 Million

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Auto Accidents

$650,000

Auto Accidents

$2.85 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Truck Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

$825,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

$2.85 M

Auto Accidents

$6.25 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

$352,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

$786,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Truck Accidents

$500,000

Auto Accidents

$11 M

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

$2 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

$3.755 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Medical Devices

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

$3.2 M

Paralysis

$1.2 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Brain Injuries

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Personal Injury

Confidential

Tire Defect

Confidential

Brain Injuries

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Construction Equipment

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Vehicle Rollovers

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Confidential

Auto Accidents

$850,000

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Surgical Errors

Confidential

Defective Products

Confidential

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

$600,000

Auto Accidents

$4.1 M

Auto Accidents

$5 M

Auto Accidents

Confidential

Wrongful Death

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers - Securing Justice for Florida Accident Victims

Only 1% of Lawyers Board Certified – Clark Fountain Legal Team Included.

Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin is a West Palm Beach personal injury law firm that represents accident victims and other injured plaintiffs throughout the state of Florida and the United States.

We use the substantial intellectual and financial resources at our disposal to handle complex litigation, while maintaining a strong commitment to each client. Our relationships with our clients and other lawyers throughout the country make up the foundation of our law firm — a foundation built over decades of serving plaintiffs at the local and regional level.

Our attorneys provide individual-oriented and warm guidance to our clients from the initial case evaluation through settlement and trial, and if necessary, our in-house appellate division continues client representation through to final resolution and we are ready to help you navigate the appellate court process. This end-to-end perspective is fundamental to the way we advocate for clients.

Our contingency fee format means the clients we represent do not pay a fee or case costs unless we win. It’s our promise that our interests are aligned with our clients’ interests, and that our team invests the time and attention necessary to understand each case no matter how complex, to stand by you through every stage of litigation.

How We Can Help

Personal Injury

Learn your legal options after an accident.
Personal Injury

Defective Products

Every manufacturer has a duty to provide safe products for their customers.
Defective Products

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is simple in definition, but complex in litigation.
Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Hold negligent parties accountable after the death of a loved one.
Wrongful Death

Auto Accidents

Every year, millions of people suffer injuries from car accidents.
Auto Accidents

Truck Accidents

Heavier than cars, trucking accidents are often catastrophic.
Truck Accidents

Roadway Defects & Design Errors

Poor road design can lead to a tragic car accident.
Roadway Defects & Design Errors

Appellate Litigation

Law is developed by imperfect human beings, which is why the appellate courts exist.
Appellate Litigation

Hurt or Injured? Turn to the Legal Experts

Mark W. Clark

Managing Partner

Mark has tried, negotiated, and successfully obtained significant results against every major insurance company – earning him a reputation for being a talented and tenacious trial lawyer. 

Mark W. Clark

Donald R. Fountain

Partner

Don Fountain is nationally recognized for his record-breaking verdicts and settlements against the nation’s largest insurance companies and product manufacturers.

Donald R. Fountain

Nancy La Vista

Partner

As a former healthcare provider turned board-certified medical malpractice attorney, Nancy is a particularly dangerous foe against those who have wrongfully harmed others.

Nancy La Vista

David C. Prather

Partner

David’s strategic approach coupled with his ability to uncover and expose flaws in defense cases has earned him a reputation as a tenacious lawyer.

David C. Prather

Julie H. Littky-Rubin

Partner

Julie’s ability to identify issues and help to resolve complex disputes has earned her a reputation for being the “Lawyer’s Lawyer.”

Julie H. Littky-Rubin

Ben J. Whitman

Partner

Ben is known for his ability to navigate even the most complex injury cases, earning him a reputation as a tenacious trial lawyer.

Ben J. Whitman

Michael S. Smith

Attorney

Michael’s extensive experience has equipped him to refute the medical experts the defense puts forward, and to assess the true value of your injuries.

Michael S. Smith

Jennifer A. Dinetz

Attorney

Jennifer is a persuasive and successful trial lawyer. She captures the respect of clients and jurors alike.

Jennifer A. Dinetz

Shana P. Nogues

Attorney

Shana is tireless in the pursuit of our client’s interests and has a true passion for justice. She is meticulous in planning and executing the strategy of her cases. We’re glad she’s on our team.

Shana P. Nogues
Mark W. Clark

Mark W. Clark

Managing Partner

Donald R. Fountain

Donald R. Fountain

Partner

Nancy La Vista

Nancy La Vista

Partner

David C. Prather

David C. Prather

Partner

Julie H. Littky-Rubin

Julie H. Littky-Rubin

Partner

Ben J. Whitman

Ben J. Whitman

Partner

Michael S. Smith

Michael S. Smith

Attorney

Jennifer A. Dinetz

Jennifer A. Dinetz

Attorney

Shana P. Nogues

Shana P. Nogues

Attorney

Awards & Recognition

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At Clark Fountain, we are confident in our ability to stand up against the most formidable adversaries in the pursuit of justice.

When clients turn to our firm for assistance, they can have peace of mind knowing our seasoned legal team and firm resources are behind them every step of the way.

What Makes Us Different?

Multitude of Customer Service Benefits

NEW & RETURNING CLIENTS

Free Case Evaluations Available 24/7-365
Personalized Client Experience
No Legal Fees Unless We Win
200+ Years of Trial work and Legal Experience
Multilingual Staff: Spanish

CO-COUNSEL & REFERRAL PARTNERS

We Pay Referral Fees
Award-winning Reputation & Proven Record of Success
Secure Evidence Warehouse Storage
Unlimited Resources Needed to Win
Access to the Best Industry Experts and Investigators

No Fees Unless We Win

The time after a serious injury is never the ideal time to think about affording a lawyer. Every case at our law firm is on a pure 100% contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay a fee or case costs unless we win your case. You will never get a fee bill in the mail from us. The “fee” you pay comes from the final settlement or verdict amount.

You never provide payment via cash or credit.

Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers choose to offer a contingency fee structure for three key reasons:

1
Our Clients

we value the opportunity to provide assistance to struggling people during one of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives.

2
Public Safety

In many cases, our legal advocacy has left a resounding echo in the way businesses, agencies, and other industry stakeholders handle the safety of their products and services: positively impacting public safety.

3
Other Legal Professionals

Providing a referral fee to attorneys outside their practice area allows a client specialized representation while acknowledging the importance of the referral fee process.

With contingency fees, you can be confident knowing that your interests as a client and our interests as lawyers are aligned because our rates rise and fall together. If we lose, we don’t get paid for our time or investment on your case.
This makes us want to win for you even more.

You can rest assured that we are dedicating our resources to your personal injury case.

Changing Lives and Changing Laws

Building a Safer Future

We are zealous and thoughtful advocates for our clients, many of whom have had their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of the defendant’s negligence or wrongful misconduct. As such, we are committed to affecting regulatory and organizational change in the hopes that nobody else has to suffer the same sort of harm in the future.

In the United States, persuasive arguments can set legal precedents that last a lifetime — or longer.

Civil litigation is an important avenue for imposing change at the organizational level, too. By exposing businesses to damages liability — in other words, by raising the “cost of doing business” — they are forced to reconsider their existing safety and cost assumptions.

Civil injury litigation often leads to safety-related changes that prevent injuries and save lives.

For example, following a major lawsuit related to assembly defects, a manufacturer is likely to tighten their product inspection processes. The attorneys at Clark Fountain have the reputation and influence to help businesses reconsider decisions that put consumers at risk, ultimately making roads, products, medical devices, and automobiles safer for all.

Over $1 Billion Recovered For Clients

Exploring Our Winning Track Record

Since our founding, we have secured over $1 billion in compensation for our clients through negotiated settlements and trial litigation. Our success is driven in large part by our commitment to practical, results-oriented representation — our team works closely with clients from an early stage to identify potential avenues for recovery and to implement a winning strategy. When we encounter roadblocks, we have the experience, willingness, and confidence necessary to pivot and pursue a better alternative.

$200 Million

Firm Obtains $200 Million Verdict Against the Largest Boat Manufacturer

$35 Million

$35 Million Verdict After 12-Year Battle for Brain-Damaged Baby

$32 Million

Tractor Trailer Tire Failure

$15.5 Million

Truck Defect Removes All Control from Trucker & Causes Fatal Crash

$15 M

$15 Million Verdict Following Tragic Family Event

$11.5 Million

Negligent Spinal Surgery Case

Confidential

13-Year-Old Girl Left Brain-Damaged and Suffers Amputation

Confidential

15 Year-Old-Boy Dies Due to Defective Seatback

$626,000

19-Year-Old Girl Scouts Counselor Killed in Accident with Inexperienced Truck Driver

Confidential

27-Year-Old Tragically Killed by Out-of-State Motorist

$10 Million

Appeals Court Affirms Over $10 Million Verdict For Client Against Continental Tire

Confidential

Attorneys Solve Runaway Truck Mystery That Almost Cost Client Her Leg

Confidential

Attorneys Successfully Handle South Carolina Tire Case

$3.75 Million

Auto Accident Causes Fatal Head Injury

$3.175 Million

Auto Accident Causes Premature Delivery of Brain-Damaged Baby

Confidential

Auto Accident Results in Below-the-Knee Leg Amputation

$5.5 Million

Auto Accident Results in Brain Injury

$3.5 Million

Auto Accident Results in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

$3.5 Million

Auto Accident Results in Paraplegia

$1 Million

Auto Accident Results in Spine Injury

$11 Million

Verdict Upheld Against Mitsubishi in Defective Seatbelt Wrongful Death Case

$361,000

Automobile Accident-Low Speed, Rear-End Collision

Confidential

Bad Faith Insurance Claim

Confidential

Boat Manufacturer’s Negligence Leads to Amputation of Teen’s Leg

Confidential

California Auto Accident Results in Wrongful Death

Confidential

Case Against General Motors

Confidential

Child Rendered Paraplegic in Product Defect Case

$750,000

Clark Fountain Fights for Settlement to Aid Car Accident Victim

$6.32 Million

Clark Fountain Wins Award Against Negligent Radiation Oncologist

Confidential

Client Hit By Felon Operating Stolen Vehicle

$650,000

Client Receives Remarkable $650,000 in Auto Negligence Case

$2.85 M

College Student Dies in Auto Accident While Visting Home for the Holidays

Confidential

Commercial Trucking Accident Results in Total Knee Replacement

Confidential

Convertible Defect Takes Honor Student’s Life

Confidential

Convertible Defect Takes Honor Student’s Life

$825,000

Corporate Bus Causes Head-On Collision

Confidential

Daughter Killed in Rollover Accident after Tire Failure

Confidential

Deadly Motorcycle Accident

Confidential

Defective Fuel System Claims Lives of Two College Students

Confidential

Defective Fuel System Claims Lives of Two College Students

Confidential

Defective Vehicle Headrests Kills Husband of 50 Years

Confidential

Electrician Crushed to Death While Operating Scissor Lift

Confidential

Failed Airbag Causes Woman to Lose Eye During Frontal Collision

Confidential

Failure to Diagnose-Wrongful Death

Confidential

Family Loses Three Children After Tire Failure Sends Car Into Canal

Confidential

Family Loses Three Children After Tire Failure Sends Car Into Canal

$2.85 M

Family Man Killed by Professional Athlete in Car Crash

$6.25 M

Fatal Auto Accident Due to Distracted Semi Tractor Trailer Driver

Confidential

Faulty Air Bag Kills Woman on Military Base, Settlement with U.S.A.

Confidential

Firm Earns Three Times Insurance Policy Limits for Client

Confidential

Firm Obtained Settlements for Out-of-State Defective Tire Case

Confidential

Firm Proves Tire Repair Store Negligence

Confidential

Firm Settled Complex Airbag Failure Case

Confidential

Firm Settles Medical Malpractice Suit

Confidential

Firm Settles Severe Brain Damage Case Referred by California Attorney

Confidential

Firm Upholds National Reputation with Complex Product Liability Case

$352,000

Firm Wins After Rejecting $50K Pre-trial Offer

Confidential

Firm Wins Settlement in Missouri Wrongful Death against Commercial Defendants

Confidential

Firm Wins Settlement in Missouri Wrongful Death against Commercial Defendants

Confidential

Firm Wins Settlement in Road Design Defect Case

$786,000

Highly Contested Case Involves Previously Injured Man

Confidential

Improperly Parked Tractor Trailer Leads to Fiery Collision, Catastrophic Injuries

$500,000

Injuries to Back and Neck Following a Rear-End Collision

$11 M

Jury Sides with Clark Fountain Client in Continental Tire Blowout Case

Confidential

Manufacturing Defect Causes Woman’s Death in Rear-End Collision

$2 M

Mother of Five Killed When Tire Failure Causes Accident

Confidential

Mother of Three Killed by Tire Failure

Confidential

Mother Requires Kidney Transplant after Alleged Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Multi-Year Battle with Defective Tire Manufacturer

Confidential

Negligent Construction of Fishing Pier Results in Young Woman Being Rendered Quadriplegic

Confidential

Negligent Inspection Leads to Tire Blowout, Death of a 16-Year-Old Boy

$3.755 M

Negligent Road Construction Leads to Death

Confidential

Overdose and Improper Monitoring Wrongful Death

Confidential

Paraplegic Client’s Future Secured Following Catastrophic Tire Failure

Confidential

Partial Settlement Reached for Breast Cancer Patient Against Negligent Provider

Confidential

Pastor’s Wife Dies Due to Tire and Seat belt Failures

Confidential

Pastor’s Wife Dies Due to Tire and Seatbelt Failures

Confidential

Patient Left Paralyzed Below the Waist

Confidential

Poor Roof Design Contributed to Women’s Death After Being Struck by Drunk Driver

Confidential

Poor Roof Design Contributed to Women’s Death After Being Struck by Drunk Driver

$3.2 M

Post-Surgical Care Results in Temporary Paralysis, Chronic Pain

$1.2 M

Product Liability Turndown Results in $1.2 Million Recovery

Confidential

Proper Care Ensured for Child Injured in SUV Rollover Crash

Confidential

Proper Care Ensured for Child Injured in SUV Rollover Crash

Confidential

Rollover Ends Young Basketball Player’s Career

Confidential

Seat-Belted Passenger Sustains Fatal Injuries

Confidential

Semi Tractor Trailer Accident Causes Catastrophic Injuries, Quadriplegia

Confidential

Severe injures as the Result of an Accident Where a Large Commercial Truck’s Tire Blowout

Confidential

SUV Roof Collapse Severely Injures International Soccer Player

Confidential

T-Bone Auto Accident

Confidential

Tire Defect Found in Truck Set for Destruction

Confidential

Tire Failure Turns Church Youth Road Trip into Tragedy

Confidential

Tow Truck Accident Kills Three Small Children

Confidential

Tow Truck Rolls Over Operator

Confidential

Tractor Runs Over Man Due to “False Neutral” Defect

Confidential

Tragic Death Caused By Defective Seat-belt

Confidential

Tragic Death Caused By Defective Seatbelt

Confidential

Tragic Wrongful Death Case

Confidential

Two Teenagers Killed in Tragic Rollover Accident

$850,000

Unavoidable Accident Causes Lifetime of Lost Income

Confidential

Unnecessary Surgery Results in Loss of Hand Function

Confidential

Vehicle Involved in Frontal Crash Poorly Designed

Confidential

Vehicle Rollover Results in Catastrophic Injuries

Confidential

West Virginia Church Group Involved in Devastating Accident

$600,000

Woman Awarded Settlement to Care for Fibromyalgia After Auto Accidents

$4.1 M

Woman Fractures Neck in Auto Accident

$5 M

Woman Paralyzed in Crash at Toll Plaza

Confidential

Wrongful Death Case Arising From Rear Tire Tread Belt Separation

Testimonials

I am a sole practitioner attorney, practicing over 20 years in South Florida and state without reservation that I would strongly recommend the Firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin for any personal injury matter. Over the years I have not only referred by clients to the firm, but my family members as well. They have always provided.
Lewis K. Hanna, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
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Experts in their field. Nancy and the team are very caring. I would highly recommend.
Bill B.
(Client)
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I consider the lawyers at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, & Littky-Rubin to be top notch. They took a very difficult liability rollover case and obtained excellent results for several seriously injured clients. They were a pleasure to co-counsel with. They were knowledgeable, well prepared, and professional. I would not hesitate to refer additional cases to their firm.
Daniel R. Maier, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
Excellent law firm, very helpful, understanding and kind.
Cathy P.
(Client)
Full Read
Our law firm is located in Central Florida, where I have practiced for over 25 years. During this period I have sought advice and counsel from other attorneys. First among these for medical negligence, personal injury, product liability, and general litigation are the lawyers at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin. I frequently refer clients to their firm.
Daniel B. Fowler, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
I wanted to write to tell you how much I appreciated how you handled and settled my case. Your staff was always responsive to the details of my case and responsive to my calls and inquiries for information and discussion of my requests and concerns.
Jeannine S.
(Client)
Full Read
I have known the attorneys of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, & Littky-Rubin, LLP for more than 15 years. I have always known them to act ethically and with professionalism. If I or one of my family members were injured as a result of negligence, a defective product, or professional malpractice, Clark Fountain is my only choice. Consequently, I have.
Earl K. Mallory, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
I recently referred two different cases (product liability and auto accident) to Clark Fountain. The firm did an excellent job and spared no expense to achieve great results and quickly, and my clients were both extremely happy with their outcomes. I know I can trust the lawyers and staff at Clark Fountain to achieve great results while keeping me in.
Doug Tuttle, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
Thank you so much for everything. Your competent, consistent, patient and trustworthy management of all the details and twists and turns along the way has brought me great comfort during the most difficult time of my life. In appreciation and thanks…God Bless.
Debbie C.
(Client)
Full Read
I am a trial lawyer who gets the rare opportunity to work with law firms all over the country. I see the good and the bad in many different areas. Clark Fountain, however, stands out. They are one of the absolute best around. Not just Florida. Anywhere. They are serious trial lawyers who get excellent results in tough cases. They.
Drew Ashby, Esq
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
Angelo and I cannot thank you more than enough for everything you have done for us. You are extraordinary people who have the ability to touch people when you speak. I can still see your faces during the closing statement meeting, and feeling the heart felt words expressing the emotions felt inside. You are truly genuine people that I have.
Angelo & Vivian
(Clients)
Full Read
This letter is in reference to the outstanding assistance your staff rendered to me. They went above and beyond the call of duty within the past six years with my case. I commend them for a job well done. Thank you all for your tremendous support during my hour of need your kind deeds are greatly appreciated.  
B.R.
(Client)
Full Read
I contacted Clark Fountain to represent me the day after my car accident. They were very reassuring during our initial consultation and made me feel very at ease with the whole process. I received updates as and when necessary. Clark Fountain took care of me as if I were family. Very streamline, very professional. I knew I was in great.
Brittany S.
(Client)
Full Read
Mr. Fountain, Mr. Whitman and their staff are consummate professionals, exceeding standards every step of the way. Our associations have not simply been dogged determination and fruitful end results, but a learning experience, ever growing from our collaborations. Couldn’t work with better people. The results speak for themselves.
Brett Carter, Esq.
(Referring Attorney)
Full Read
I’m writing to personally thank you and your staff for your excellent representation during the pending of my case over the past few years. I appreciate the time spent, effort you made to make this as rewarding as possible. Your level of confidence and trustworthiness made the process easier to navigate through. If given the opportunity to refer or recommend.
Michelle V.
(Client)
Full Read
Clark, Fountain et.al represented my mom in a medical negligence case after she was injured from a fall that occurred while she was in the hospital. They worked diligently on the case for about a year and my mother was able to reach a settlement without going to trial. Our attorneys always kept the family in the loop. I believe.
Leslie T.
(Client)
Full Read
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Clark Fountain for accepting my case related to an automobile accident. They worked tirelessly with their staff to recover a $1.1M settlement on my behalf. The entire team is extremely professional and I received timely updates and feedback during the entire process. Should you need the expertise of a top notch.
Doug G.
(Client)
Full Read
I want to say thank you to your team for a job well done. You never gave up on my case, and fought to the finish line. I am very pleased with my settlement and I will definitely pass the word that Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin gets the job done.  
Tiffany S.
(Client)
Full Read

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