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Lance A. Clarke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Hamilton Clarke, LLP
48 Wall St, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-729-0952
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed in New York Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

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, appeared as a legal analyst across various platforms both domestic and international, served on Judicial Screening Committees to vet prospective judges, served on the transitional committee for the Manhattan District Attorney, and assisted companies with promoting a work environment that supports diversity.


Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, Felony, Parole, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination


2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

About Lance A. Clarke

First Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2021
  • One of the top 100 trial attorneys in the state of New York by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized as a rising star by Super Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Board for non-for-profit Future Giants Organization

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Eastern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • Southern District of New York Criminal Justice Act
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association
  • N.Y.S. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020
  • The City University of New York, New York City College of Technology, B.S. 2002

Industry Groups

  • Employment Discrimination
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Office Location for Lance A. Clarke

48 Wall St
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-729-0952

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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