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Lance A. Clarke

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Lance A. Clarke is an experienced trial attorney and negotiator in the areas of federal and state criminal defense, white-collar defense, parole defense, and civil rights where he has represented various companies, executives, and high-profile clients in his practice. His unique and successful advocacy coupled with his results-driven approach has generated numerous favorable results for his clients.

Due to his strong reputation, and pattern of success, Lance is often described as "the go-to guy" for complex and delicate legal matters. He has represented more than 5,000 people in multiple states, in Federal, State, and Parole Court for charges ranging from Money Laundering to Conspiracy to Commit Murder In-Aid-of Racketeering.

Lance has tried and won several jury trials, bench trials, administrative and suppression hearings for cases involving allegations of attempted murder, federal drug conspiracy, DNA evidence, weapons and drug possessions, police misconduct, unlawful termination, parole violations, theft, and sex offenses.

He has also lectured at universities, trained attorneys in trial practice, is an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, appeared as a legal analyst across various platforms both domestic and international, served on Judicial Screening Committees to vet prospective judges, and assisted companies with promoting a work environment that supports diversity.

Lance has been recognized as a Top Rated White Collar Crimes and Criminal Defense Attorney by Super Lawyers, as well as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the state of New York by the National Trial Lawyers.

  • Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020 University
  • The Pennsylvania State University, School of Law, J.D. 2007 (Miller Center Public Interest Advocate Award) University
  • The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, B.S. 2002 College
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • N.Y.S. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association
  • Southern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • Eastern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Member of the Board for non-for-profit Future Giants Organization
  • Super Lawyers 2021
    Super Lawyers 2021

Testimonials About Lance

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • “Mr. Clarke is the kind of attorney that strengthens the relationship between the prosecution and the defense bar.”

    - Federal Prosecutor
  • “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
  • “I was told, call Lance Clarke and he’ll take care of it. No truer words have been said.”

    - Former Client

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  • State & Federal Cases

    We Handle Both State & Federal Cases and Are Not Afraid to Take a Case to Trial

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