About Our Team

New York Attorneys Dedicated to Making A Difference

With over a century of combined experience, and over 10,000 clients represented, the lawyers at Hamilton Clarke, LLP have zealously and successfully represented clients faced with complex civil and commercial litigation, to matrimonial and family law matters, to white collar crimes involving tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering and more serious offenses such as drug conspiracy and homicide. 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.

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, respectively, Phillip and Lance learned how to successfully navigate the courtroom, the criminal justice system, and the institutional relationships that are key to success.

After founding separate litigation boutiques where they represented everyone from union members to CEO’s, and a number of high-profile clients, Phillip and Lance decided to form Hamilton Clarke, LLP for a combined high-quality, client-centered, results-based law firm.

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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