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Practice areas


  1. Constitutional: 49%
    44 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 18%
    44 years
  3. Business: 14%
    44 years
  4. Personal Injury: 11%
    44 years
  5. General Practice: 8%
    44 years

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  • Jeffrey E Goldman

    I endorse this lawyer. Brilliant lawyer who has an amazing ability to see the salient issues in complicated legal matters. Whenever I am working on complex litigation, I also reach for the phone and call Cletus.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Cletus. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Lyman & Ash

1612 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Legal Intelligencer2014
Michael Greenberg Award for Community ServiceGay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia2007
Peer Rating AV® Preeminent™ 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Club of PhiladelphiaN/A2008 - Present
National LGBT Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cort v. Ash, 422 US 66 (1975)No private cause of action under 18 USC 610. Settled in state court.
Boileau v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 730 F.2d 929 (3d Cir. 1984)Challenge authorized. Case settled.
Squires v. Bonser, 54 F.3d 168 (3d Cir. 1995)Back pay and reinstatement awarded.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of Pennsylvania Graduate SchoolBusiness and Applied EconomicsN/A1968
Yale UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Aftermath of LawrenceLawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), a landmark decision by the US Supreme Court making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.2003