This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Carla Clarke, 35
Flynn & Clarke, LLC
31 West Patrick Street, Suite 120, Frederick
Carla is a partner at the law firm of Flynn & Clarke, LLC, where she maintains a general civil litigation practice. She is an active member of the Frederick community and currently serves as President of the Downtown Frederick Partnership, Secretary of the Bar Association of Frederick County, and as a Director and the Chair of the International Committee for the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
I don’t identify any one moment or thing as an accomplishment, but rather several moments collectively: (1) the opening of Flynn & Clarke, LLC; (2) balancing parenthood and family time with a career and business; and (3) receiving personal referrals from past clients.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
I currently serve as President of the Downtown Frederick Partnership, Secretary of the Bar Association of Frederick County, and am a member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek where I serve on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the International Committee.
I have volunteered as: an ESL tutor with the Literacy Council of Frederick County; a community mediator through the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center of Howard County; a member of the Hood College Alumni Committee; and as Chair of the BAFC YLS.
What was your first job?
When I was 14 years old I started working as a tour-guide at "The Amish Village", and educated tourists about local Amish customs and beliefs.
What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?
I love finding new places and new experiences, and there is always a new place to explore in Frederick whether it's checking out a new brewery or taking my son for his first ride on the Walkersville Railroad.