Testimonials

  • Lance has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps.

    As Chief Administrative Officer I have reached out to Lance on several occasions for his advice and counsel in cultivating an environment that supports diversity and inclusion at our company. He has been instrumental in ensuring that we achieved our goals and did not make any missteps. His powerful experiences, expertise, relatability, patience, and genuine presence make him incredibly effective and I can't imagine a better advisor and thought leader.

    - Chief Administrative Officer

  • Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged.
    For me, a young woman, facing criminal charges and jail time was the most traumatizing experience I have been through. Starting out, I knew absolutely nothing about the legal system or what I was up against and I was so fortunate to have been referred to Philip Hamilton by a friend of mine. From the first moment we spoke on the phone, Phil made me feel entirely safe, taken care of, and completely un-judged. Throughout our 18 months of working together, Phil worked tirelessly both with myself and my anxious family. His experience in the field is so evident - from his amazing ability to mitigate stressful situations to his always A+ elegant appearance. His unwavering determination and his willful adamance of not taking no for an answer is what ultimately got my Felony charge dropped completely to a Disorderly Conduct. He was there every single step of the way - both as a lawyer and as a friend. I can’t recommend anyone more highly than I recommend Phil Hamilton. He truly saved my life.

    - Former Client

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  • 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. Often young lawyers--on both sides of the table--do not learn early enough how important that relationship of trust is; and the only person that suffers in the absence of such trust is the accused. I commend Mr. Clarke for consistently raising the bar in that respect.

    - Federal Prosecutor

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  • 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. Through his due diligence, ALL of these charges were dropped. I was able to walk away with NO criminal record. Thanks to Phil, I can hold my head high, and continue with my life in freedom.

    - Former Client

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  • A trusted friend recommended that I call Lance Clarke after my arrest.
    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; and he continued to prove that fact throughout the pendency of my case, which was ultimately resolved in my favor.

    - Former Client

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  • He saved my life and my company.
    Amid discussions of my company going public, I was made aware there was an active felony warrant for my arrest. I was told, “call Lance Clarke, he’ll take care of it.” No truer words have been said. As someone who deals with lawyers often, I can usually tell the ones worth my time. As soon as I left my meeting with Lance, I felt I made the right choice. I was right. Lance held off the NYPD from making an arrest until he was able to gather enough evidence to prove my innocence. When NYPD said it was out of their hands, and they would have to arrest me, which would have undoubtedly jeopardized my position in my company, and the potential stock price, Lance went straight to the District Attorney's Office. Lance was able to avoid my arrest and prosecution as the District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute the case. I always say- he saved my life and my company.

    - Former Client

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  • Phillip is an expert in knowing how to work and build a defense.
    Our family found itself in a very serious and worrisome situation and needed a defense lawyer for one of our sons. Phillip Hamilton was recommended to us by two other lawyers who worked with him when he was a public defender. They both spoke so very highly of him. Phillip took our first call in the late evening and stayed on the phone with us for over one hour. From the moment that phone call began we knew this was someone we could trust, someone who would represent us as if we were his family, someone who was patient, passionate, and very skilled. Over the course of time, while we were working with him, he never made us feel rushed, unimportant or bothersome, no matter how many times we asked the same question. He was so calming to all of us, especially our son who felt he was in very good hands with Phillip. Until you go through something like this, you never realize how scared and frightened you could feel. Phillip truly calmed our fears. Phillip demonstrated complete professionalism, yet was able to make us feel that we knew him forever. His level of knowledge and capability was very impressive. Each step along the way he would discuss all options and help us, deciding together, the best course of action. We all felt that he would fight to the ends for us and made us feel as if we were his only client. Phillip is an expert in knowing how to work and build a defense. He is brilliant, intuitive, and detailed oriented. After our case was dismissed, we wanted to hug him, and he said he “felt it over the phone”. He is warm, compassionate, and comforting. We told Phillip that we would love to watch him in a trial someday, of course when it was not with our son beside him. We can only imagine how his passion, verbal ability, and dedication to his clients come across. We cannot thank him enough for giving our son his life back. Thankfully our time working with him was rather quick (seeming like a lifetime), but he gave us strength, courage, and someone to believe in and he would have been by our side no matter how long the process took with the same energy and attention as day one. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Phillip Hamilton.

    - Former Client

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  • His representation was nothing short of amazing.
    Phil is a highly-skilled, extremely knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. I was facing nine felony charges (ranging from attempted murder to robbery to criminal possession of a firearm and his representation was nothing short of amazing. Phil's investigative team, this knowledge of the law, cross-examination skills, and his innate ability to select unbiased jurors who were able to sort through the facts he presented returned a unanimous verdict of "not guilty". He spent months preparing for the trial, including frequent visits to Rikers (where I was held before trial) and many late evenings working on my case. At the end of the trial, all 15 jurors waited for him in front of the courthouse to literally applaud him and offer their congratulations. Phil is a winner!

    - Former Client

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