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Our Successes
  • Multi-million dollar class action settlement Negotiated highest-ever per person settlement in a mass arrest class action.
  • $6.9 million settlement Estate of Eric Garner
  • Acquittal After Jury Trial Attempted Murder
  • $2.55 million settlement Brown v. City of New York, No. 15-cv-04091 (S.D.N.Y. 2020)
  • Non-Jail Sentence International Money Laundering and Smuggling
  • Six-Figure Settlement Violation of NY Rent Stabilization Law

New York Attorneys

Serving Clients with Trial-Tested & Seasoned Legal Service

Hamilton Clarke, LLP is a boutique litigation firm dedicated to handling each of our clients’ cases with personalized and diligent care. We understand that each case, no matter how routine it may at first appear, presents an opportunity, be it factual or procedural, scientific or medical, to gain a strategic litigation advantage. Our experienced attorneys take the time to examine every detail, and every unconventional legal theory, to develop unique, custom-tailored approaches to protecting our clients' interests. The results we have obtained over many years of practice speak to our ability and determination to turn strategic advantage into ultimate success.

New York Attorneys

Serving Clients with Trial-Tested & Seasoned Legal Service

Our attorneys’ practice in the state and federal courts throughout New York, New Jersey, and nationally, where they have received high acclaim from peers, adversaries, and judges alike. At Hamilton Clarke, LLP we take the utmost care of our clients and their cases from the pleadings stage, through jury trial, and if necessary, beyond. Our appellate practice experience has generated an enviable track record, and our attorneys take pride in staying current on the ever-evolving case law, court rules, and legislation that governs our practice areas.

Hamilton Clarke, LLP is well equipped to handle all of your transactional and litigation needs. Beyond our team of attorneys, we work closely with dedicated, results-oriented private investigators, as well as world-renowned medical and engineering experts, all of whom give us the ability to deliver legal representation at the highest level.

Backed by more than 50 years of combined experience that includes advocacy for more than 10,000 clients, we have substantial experience collaborating across practice areas, and a broad array of clientele who have utilized our legal services. Our past clients include prominent individuals and corporations within the real estate, finance, and entertainment sectors.

Want to discuss your case with a skilled criminal or civil trial attorney? Call us at (646) 603-0522 or contact us online to schedule your confidential consultation. 


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    Phillip C. Hamilton Managing Partner

    Phillip C. Hamilton is a highly sought-after trial attorney and litigator whose reputation precedes him as an experienced, bottom-line results achiever for his clients.

    Since 2009, Phillip has litigated a broad range of high-stakes civil, criminal, and regulatory matters throughout the nation’s state and federal courts, and has successfully tried dozens of cases to jury verdict. Phillip’s clients have included high-net-worth individuals, licensed attorneys, public and private institutions, including Fortune 500 companies, public officials, tech startups, small businesses, civil rights organizations, and insurance providers.

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    Lance A. Clarke Managing Partner
    Lance A. Clarke is an experienced trial attorney, litigator, and negotiator. He has served as outside General Counsel, advisor, and consultant, to various CEO’s, executives, and politicians for corporate, criminal, and regulatory proceedings, as well as investigative proceedings with the FBI, SEC, Secret Service, et al.
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    Rani Gill Partner

    Rani Gill is an experienced attorney with over fifteen years of developed experience in both domestic and international Data Privacy, eDiscovery, Managed Document Review, and Legal Operations consulting services.

    By leveraging technology and scalable processes to identify efficiencies, Rani has worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies and AM Law 100 law firms to realize tens of millions of dollars of cost avoidance opportunities.

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    Joshua S. Moskovitz Partner
    Joshua S. Moskovitz is an experienced litigator and trial attorney leading the firm’s Civil Litigation and Appellate practices.
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    Calla R. Ketchens Associate Attorney

    Calla’s practice areas focus primarily on general corporate law, banking & finance, and litigation.

    Calla obtained her BA from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a dual concentration in Communication Studies and French. Following her time at Vanderbilt, she taught English in France before graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2017 with a Juris Doctor. After law school, Calla pursued her LLM in Banking, Corporate, and Finance Law at Fordham University School of Law, graduating in 2020.

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    Carl Forbes Jr. Of Counsel

    Carl Forbes, Jr. is an experienced attorney and negotiator, and the Founder and Principal Attorney of Carl Forbes Jr. Law Firm PLLC. His practice focuses on:

    • Representing executors, administrators, and beneficiaries in Surrogate's Court probate and estate administration proceedings
    • Drafting and supervising the execution of wills and other estate planning documents
    • Representing buys and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions
    • Helping small businesses form and operate
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    Damien Brown Of Counsel

    Damien’s reputation precedes him as one of the most successful, sought-after trial attorneys in New York City, with well over 100 trials to jury verdict ranging from Homicides, Drug Conspiracies, and White-Collar offenses. Indeed, just recently, Damien received an outright dismissal on a homicide charge in Queens County Supreme Court.

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    Conway C. Martindale II Of Counsel

    William has spent over 15 years in private practice where he has excelled in litigating complex, high stakes civil and matrimonial actions. William has represented clients in counties throughout the metropolitan New York City area, including New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Rockland, and Westchester Counties.

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Cases We Handle

We provide zealous legal representation for matters ranging from complex civil and commercial litigation, to matrimonial and family law, to white collar crimes involving tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering, and internal investigations, to more serious offenses based on drug conspiracy, sex crimes, DUI, and homicide. As trial-tested litigators, we have been successful in building effective litigation strategies based on our 50 years combined legal experience. We have successfully handled several cases in courts across the nation before judges and juries and have effectively negotiated favorable outcomes outside the courtroom.

Our founding partners, Phillip C. Hamilton and Lance A. Clarke, hail from two of the nation’s premier criminal defense practices: The Bronx Defenders and The Legal Aid Society of New York. While there, they learned how to successfully navigate the courtroom, the legal system, and the institutional relationships that are key to litigious success. After founding separate litigation boutiques representing diverse individuals from union members to CEOs and many high-profile clients, Phillip and Lance decided to form Hamilton Clarke, LLP. The goal was to create a firm that combines exceptional quality with client-centered and results-oriented service.

Reputation For Success

Our firm is based on one simple practice principle: Excellent Representation. 

No matter how complicated or challenging your case may appear to be, our attorneys are committed to providing you with exceptional energy, knowledge, and resources in search of the best possible case result. We understand the high stakes involved in any legal matter, whether criminal or civil, and the negative effects that they can have upon your liberty, finances, and future. We spare no effort in ensuring your voice is heard as we apply our professionalism to your individual legal needs.

We serve all of New York, New Jersey, and Federal Courts.

Recent Testimonials

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • "Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Clarke represented my daughter here in Little Rock, Arkansas. As if coming from New York to Little Rock,Arkansas wasn’t pure dedication, so was their dedication to my daughter’s ..."
    Former Client
  • "Lance's powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective."
    Chief Administrative Officer
  • "Phil's experience in the field is so evident - from his amazing ability to mitigate stressful situations to his always A+ elegant appearance."
    Former Client
  • "Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar."
    Federal Prosecutor
  • "Phillip Hamilton saved my life. He represented me in a highly publicized national case. I was vilified by the media. I was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors."
    Former Client

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