Clarence Webster has a diverse employment law practice, providing legal counsel and representation to a broad range of employers. Specifically, Clarence has drafted employee and executive contracts; participated in internal audits and external investigations by state agencies and the Department of Labor; interpreted and provided recommendations regarding state and federal laws and regulations; provided guidance and recommendations regarding employment decisions; drafted and revised employee handbooks; drafted and revised corporate bylaws; and overseen employment litigation as outside general counsel. He has also represented public and private clients in litigation involving claims of discrimination and retaliation, violations of covenants not to compete, and other matters arising in the workplace.
Clarence has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2013. In 2018, he was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Super Lawyers” in Mississippi. He is A/V Preeminent Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System. He was also listed in Portico Jackson magazine’s Portico 10 for 2016. Clarence is a Fellow of the American Bar Association, and a member of the invite-only International Association of Defense Counsel.
Clarence currently serves as editor of the Mississippi Lawyer, and as a member of the Mississippi Bar Association’s Ethics Committee. He previously served as chair of the Mississippi Bar’s Litigation Section’s Executive Committee and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Clarence is also Secretary/Treasurer for the Capital Area Bar Association and is a member of the Magnolia Bar, for which he has served as membership chair.
Clarence is actively involved in the Jackson community, having served as chair of the I.S. Sanders YMCA Board and as a member of the Central Mississippi Ole Miss Alumni Association Executive Board, Phoenix Club of Jackson, and the Century Club Charities. He is currently a member of The 100 Black Men of Jackson, the Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society Board, and the Rotary Club of Jackson.