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Wm. Lee Clarke III

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Trials in all Maryland State and Federal Courts for over 40 years.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Car Accidents: 10%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robin R Cockey

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clarke is an aggressive, thoroughly competent defense counsel. He zealously represents his clients.


    Robin Cockey Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Robinson Hall

    I endorse this lawyer. Lee is one of the best attorneys here on the Eastern Shore. I have known him for 20 years and he knows the Eastern Shore and the courts.


    William Hall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Wm. A. Lee Clarke III, P.C.

30644 Brandywine Court
Salisbury, MD, 21804-2558


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ListedMarquis Who's Who in American Law2015
Top Rated Lawyer DC-BaltimoreMartindale-Hubbell2015
" AV " RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
ListedMarquis Who's Who in America2015
ListedBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2015
Top Lawyers in MarylandAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Top Lawyers In MarylandThe Legal Network2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - MarylandThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Delmarva's Best Law FirmThe Daily Times2004
Criminal Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ColonelMD Defense Force, JAG Corps2006 - Present
AttorneyWm. A. Lee Clarke III, P.C.1978 - Present
AssociateHearne & Bailey, PA1977 - 1978
Staff AttorneyWilson Foods Corporation1976 - 1977
Trial AttorneyTennessee Valley Authority1975 - 1976
Vietnam VeteranUnited States Marine Corps1967 - 1969
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationBoard of Directors1984 - 1990
MD Commission on Human RelationsCommissioner1983 - 1985
Maryland State Bar AssociationLawyer Assistance Committee ( 2006- )1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Attempted MurderJury trial - not guilty - self defense
Not Guilty In 7 Jury Trials7 Jury trials - not guilty of all charges
Embezzlement of $100,000All charges dismisssed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Bar JournalRecognition of Legal Specialists1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude1975
University of Exeter, EnglandInternational LawN/A1973
John Carroll UniversityBusiness AdministrationN/A1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSBA, Speaker's BureauConstitutional LawN/A