About Our Team

New York Attorneys Dedicated to Making A Difference

With over 50 years 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.

The lawyers at Hamilton Clarke, LLP believe in one simple principle: excellent representation.

Recent Testimonials

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • Lance has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps.

    “Lance's powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective.”

    - Chief Administrative Officer
  • Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged.

    “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
  • I commend Mr. Clarke for consistently raising the bar.

    “Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar.”

    - Federal Prosecutor
  • Thanks to Phil, I can hold my head high, and continue with my life in freedom.

    “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
  • A trusted friend recommended that I call Lance Clarke after my arrest.

    “As soon as I entered the courtroom, I could tell that Mr. Clarke was highly respected by the prosecution and courtroom staff alike. I knew then that he was the right pick.”

    - Former Client

Proven Results

Read Our Recent Successes
  • Acquittal After Jury Trial Burglary
  • Six-Figure Settlement Violation of NY Rent Stabilization Law
  • $250,000 Settlement Award Contested Matrimonial Action
  • Non-Jail Sentence International Money Laundering and Smuggling
  • Dismissal of Charges Grand Larceny and Insurance Fraud
  • Dismissal of Immigration Removal Proceedings Dismissal of Immigration Removal Proceedings
  • Dismissal of Charges Over $50,000 Stolen in Corporate Revenue
  • Dismissal of Charges Rape
  • Acquittal After Jury Trial Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Negotiated a Favorable Outcome 20 Kilograms of Heroin and Over $500,000 in Cash

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