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Phillip Hamilton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Hamilton Clarke, LLP
48 Wall St, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-729-0952
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Phillip Hamilton is an attorney at Hamilton | Clarke, LLP, in New York, New York. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of civil litigation, civil rights, commercial litigation, criminal defense, government investigations, matrimonial and family law, personal injury and Title IX defense, serving clients throughout New York. 

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Hamilton has defended many individuals charged with serious crimes. Over his career, he has successfully secured acquittals or reduced charges for thousands of clients. Recognizing his valuable contributions to the legal profession, the organization National Black Lawyers included him on its “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2016.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Hamilton has appeared on several media outlets to provide legal analysis on various topics. He speaks on negotiation and trial advocacy at law schools within his region and serves as an adjunct professor at Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. 

Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Dominican Bar Association. He also sits on the board of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.

Mr. Hamilton received bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and sociology from Georgia State University and earned his law degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In 2020, he obtained a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. He holds a license to practice law before all New York state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Employment Discrimination, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Phillip Hamilton

First Admitted: 2010, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.hamiltonclarkellp.com/our-team/phillip-c-hamilto...

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • , Top 40 Under 40, National Black Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State
  • Dominican Bar Association
  • N.Y.S. Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York City Bar Association, 2020
  • New York County Lawyers Association, 2020
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association - Board of Directors, 2020

Educational Background

  • Georgia State University, B.S. Criminal Justice, B.A. Sociology, 2005, 2005
  • Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Not Guilty - Attempted Assault 1, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2021
  • Not Guilty - Attempted Murder, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Know Your Rights Training - Harlem YMCA, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Cornell University, Certificate Program - Diversity and Inclusion, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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Office Location for Phillip Hamilton

48 Wall St
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-729-0952

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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