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Charles F Clark

Personal injury Attorney at Freehold, NJ

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC handles all personal injury cases in Freehold, Monmouth County as well as all other counties in New Jersey.

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Car Accidents in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Dog Bites in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

  4. Brain injury
    10%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Brain Injuries in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Motorcycle Accidents in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

  6. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Slip and Fall Accidents in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

  7. Trucking accident
    10%
    Clark & Noonan, LLC Handles Truck Accidents in Freehold, Monmouth County. We offer a free consultation.

Mr. Clark, an experienced criminal defense attorney, launched his legal career in 1995 in the Appellate section of the Prosecutor's Office. Transitioning to the Family section (Juvenile crime/Domestic violence) in 1996, he handled a diverse array of juvenile cases, spanning drug charges to first-degree Armed Robberies and Aggravated Sexual Assaults.

As a Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor for over 12 years, Clark managed a caseload that included domestic violence restraining order violations and related weapons forfeiture cases. His 2003 promotion to the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit marked his prosecution of serious offenses like Aggravated Sexual Assault and Attempted Child Luring.

Assuming the role of Director of the Asbury Park Satellite Office in 2006, Mr. Clark oversaw indictable cases, provided legal advice to the police department, and supervised major crimes investigations, including those related to gang-related homicides. Departing the Prosecutor's Office in 2007, he established his criminal defense law firm, earning recognition as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in 2009.

With extensive trial experience, comprising over 70 felony jury trials covering Murder and Aggravated Sexual Assault cases, Mr. Clark excels in negotiating favorable resolutions or vigorously defending clients' rights at trial. His thorough understanding of legal issues and a proven track record make him a valuable asset for clients seeking a robust defense across nearly every county in New Jersey.

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Clark & Noonan, LLC Freehold personal injury law firm
Freehold personal injury lawyer Charles Clark

Location

Clark & Noonan, LLC
35 Court
St 1A
Freehold, NJ, 07728

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and result
Hired Charlie for defense of a minor. Excellent attorney and is well respected by his peers. Explained exactly what would/could happen and delivered the result we were hoping for. Very personal and great guy to deal with.
Posted by Michele | July 27, 2015
Amazing Lawyer!
Charles Clark helped me out with a simple assault case. I was worried because I'm not one who typically gets into trouble. Charles explained to me the possibilities of what could happen and throughout the process up until the court date, we corresponded just so I can be more at ease about my case. Charles was very knowledgeable about the possible outcomes, while at the same time talking to me in a calm, friendly, and courteous manner to make sure I felt more relaxed. If you have another lawyer and his name is not Charles Clark, I suggest you drop that lawyer and get this one. By the way, the outcome of my simple assault charge was that it was dismissed. Thank you again Charlie!!
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Posted by Rhonda | November 24, 2014
Last of the good ones
Charlie is very competent, professional, focused and caring. He knew the law and used his knowledge to educate me, a person that is naively honest and a person that never experienced any legal issues was in great fear. He is a proactive, straight-shooter, optimistic attorney. His knowledge kept me calm, I found him to be very detailed, a good listener and very trustworthy. For over a year, he was consistent, attentive, respectful, and didn't ignore my case after he had received payment. I always felt that I had hired the best! He was always early for our meetings, always prepared, never was distracted, never rude or condescending, did everything that he could for my case and performed as promised. Charlie always answered/returned my calls/texts and kept his word. I have never done a review and I'm not very trusting of attorneys, and Charlie knew it, I really feel that Charlie, who was a total stranger, really worked hard for me, as if I was his family!
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Posted by Pedro | June 25, 2014
Professional, friendly and reassuring!
Charles Clark is the most trustworthy attorney I've had. During my case he ensured I was well informed. When I had my consultation with him, he made me feel at ease. If I ever need legal assistance again, I already know who I'm hiring! Thanks Charles!
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2014
current dui and cds case
The first and only lawyer I didn't feel the need to take a shower after speaking with. Extremely reasonable concerning cost and freaked out clients.
Posted by dmw_1961 | May 22, 2014
Speeding ticket...Attorney Charles Clark
I had a speeding ticket...63mph in a 25mph zone...$260.00 plus 5 points (and God only knows how high my insurance rates would go up)...the highest speeding ticket you can get. At court, Charles Clark got the ticket reduced to a zero point unsafe operation offense with no effect on my insurance. I had to pay a token surcharge/fine and Mr. clark's retainer which was nothing compared to the costs associated with a 5 point ticket! I recommend Charles to anyone...indeed I recommend the ENTIRE Clark & Clark firm (Charles, Susan, and Ryan Clark). Professional and sensitive people.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2013
This attorney goes above and beyond what any other attorney will do for a client.
I am a leader in my community. I was arrested on false charges. Charlie immediately took my case on (and charged me a very reasonable rate, which in these days is quite important) and wrote a 9 page letter to the prosecutor. My charges were DROPPED and my case expunged. Charlie never gave up on me. He is the BEST of the best. You will NOT find a better attorney to represent you.
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Posted by Jason Pidcock | February 26, 2011
Client
Charlie Clark has been my attorney for the past two years defending me on a criminal sexual assault case. During this time, Charlie has fought tirelessly for my voice to be heard and my innocence to be shown. He and his associates have won motion after motion on my behalf. Although this nightmare is still ongoing, Charlie has won me a new trial, by having the judge overturn the jury's original verdict and lowering the degree of charges against me. My first two attorney's where rushing me to plea to a crime I did not commit. Charlie and his associates have heard my side of the complaint and believed in me from day one! My family and I are truly blessed to have a firm like Clark and Clark in New Jersey that truly care about justice and not plea bargains.
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Posted by Dawn | February 26, 2011
Quality law experience and extremely trustworthy... TOP Notch attorney
I couldn't ask for a more qualified attorney. Charley Clark is exceptional at trial. He is helping me and my family through a very difficult sexual assault case. We are about to go through a second trial after the judge overturned a guilty verdict thanks to new evidence and a superb motion written by Charley.
Posted by matt | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ruined my life!!!
my family hired Charles to defend me when I was a minor, he would never answer any of my family's questions and constantly missed appointments with me, I felt like Charles was working hand in hand with the prosecution. I was pressured by Charles and his partner to take a deal I wasn't comfortable with as a minor. close to 10 years later Im working with a great legal team to have my charges overturned and my legal team has been surprised by the numerous lies in my case by the prosecution that my first attorney Charles never looked into. horrible lawyer, just out for a paycheck
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Response from Charles Clark April 27, 2023
I have no idea who "Matt" is. I've never had a juvenile client where I wouldn't answer a families question and I have never missed an appointment with any of my clients. I also would never pressure anyone to accept a plea deal since I routinely go to trial unless my client wants to negotiate a plea. So, "Matt", if you really were a former client (and I don't believe you were), feel free to put a full name to your post or have your new legal team reach out. If the case is 10 years old, I'm surprised you can find a legal team since you are out of time for either an appeal or a PCR.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Clark & Noonan, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1995 - 2007

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. T.M.
  • Plead to Amended charge of Possession of CDS (3rd degree); 2 Years probation; $1000.00 fine
  • State v. B.M. - Monmouth County
  • Plead guilty to Count 1 Unlawful Possession of a weapon (3rd degree); other 2 charges dismissed. Credit time served and $155.00 fine
  • State v. P.P.
  • Amended Charge of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary (3rd degree); Flat 3 years New Jersey State Prison (eligible for parole in 9 months); $155.00 in fines
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Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • member
  • N/A
  • Monmouth Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee
  • member
  • 2010 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2009

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Mandatory Training - Assistant Prosecutors
  • Eyewitness Identification Procedures
  • 2007
  • Mandatory Training - Assistant Prosecutors
  • Preparing a Trial Notebook
  • 2006
  • Training - Monmouth County Police Academy
  • The NJ Criminal Code - 2C
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Charles
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie's qualifications and experience are among the best. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Charlie for years on co-defendant matters. He is extremely well prepared and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles and I handled a case where he represented the wife and I represented the husband. From what I witnessed, he kept his client well informed, was punctual and was prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently watched Charles in action in a highly contentious and emotional trial. He did an excellent job. I was especially impressed with his measured trial techniques, timely objections and professional demeanor. He had a superior grasp of all of the factual and legal aspects of the case and certainly served his client well under trying circumstances. You would be well served with him as your criminal defense counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie and I had codefendants in a CDS case in Monmouth County. His command of the law and trial skills were impressive. He is wonderful at cross-examining witnesses and I learned a lot from watching him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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