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Jonathan Charles Clarke

Criminal defense Attorney at Farmingdale, NY

5.0   9 reviews

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Jonathan C. Clarke is a former New York State Assemblymen Candidate. He campaigned on issues of social justice and returning sanity to the criminal justice system through reforming drug laws.

 

Jonathan C. Clarke began his legal career in the Office of the New York State Attorney General where he litigated a major case on scaffolding law. He moved on to a position at the United States Attorney’s Office where he worked on several Federal Prosecutions of white-collar criminals who had defrauded hundreds of Long Islanders in Madoff style ponzi schemes.

 

Jonathan C. Clarke is a member of the New York State Trial lawyers Association and is a strong defender of the United States Constitution. 

Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Clarke & Fellows, P.C.
136 Gazza Boulevard
Farmingdale, NY, 11735

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Posted by David Lee | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, honest, and sincere - Jonathan deserves more than 5 stars
I had quite a few driving-related tickets and was facing potentially thousands of dollars in fines in addition to points on my license (which would have been even more expensive). I chose Jonathan because of all the reviews that said he was an effective lawyer who was also sincere and patient with his clients, and the reviews were spot on. He was in constant communication with me and made me feel comfortable throughout the process of getting all of the tickets resolved. Lawyers are obviously extremely busy and will often try to push you off the phone or cut the conversation short because they have other things to do. I had numerous questions, mainly because I'd never gone through anything like this before, and he was incredibly patient with me. He gave me thorough, detailed answers to all of my questions, and he was extremely polite as well. As for his efficacy as a lawyer, I ended up having my fines reduced significantly and I ended up with 0 points on my license. Honestly, I didn't know lawyers like Jonathan still existed. I hope I never have to, but if I did, I would work with Jonathan again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Philip Arnold | December 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Jonathan
I highly recommend this firm. They are efficient, intelligent and on their game. I made the mistake of taking my case to a "big law firm" and they almost lost the case. Thank god I switched to Clarke and Fellows.
Posted by Randy | August 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Top notch attorney for personal injury
I hired this firm to represent me In my personal injury case after I interviewed a few attorneys. The reason I went with Mr. Clarke is because I did not feel rushed and he answered all of my questions. He was also extremely intelligent and well spoken. I also liked that he did not pressure me to sign with his firm. He told me to take some time to look over the retainer and to sign it at my convenience. Throughout my case he was extremely compassionate and he always either took my call or called me back by the end of the day. I pleasantly surprised at how he conducted depositions because he was a warrior. I do not think I would have gotten the substantial award I got had it not been for him. He is a true lawyer. I will recommend him to everyone I know.
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Posted by Rick | August 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The BEST defense
I hired Jonathan after a cop went on a ticket rant with me. He wrote me six tickets, two of which were misdemeanors. I called a few attorneys who either over promised or charged too much. When I spoke to Jonathan he made me feel comfortable with my decision to hire him. He did not hit me with any nonsense and I felt that he was very honest. He answered all my questions on my consultation and even answered the phone on a weekend when I had a question I just couldn't get out of my mind. Jonathan will not rush you off the phone and he does not this his time is more worthy then yours. This is one of the main reasons I hired him. He is good at what he does but he does not make you feel like you are being charged by the minute. Going to court was a terrifying experience but Jonathan walked me through it. He told me what to expect at each court appearance and really made me feel at ease. What's even better is that I finally settled my case and Jonathan was able to get me a plea that even I didn't think he can get. He is very dedicated to his clients and will take the extra time to find a defense or some law that is on your side.
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Posted by Josh | August 6, 2015
Personal Injury and TRUSTS AND ESTATES all in one!
I hired Mr. Clarke to handle my personal injury claim. I heard horror stories about other personal injury attorneys, but I was very pleasantly suprised at how Mr. Clarke and his staff handled my case. Whenever I had a question, he would always talk to me immediately or call me back within an hour. I was very nervous about my deposition, but Mr. Clarke helped me get through it. He is a very nice man, but he does not take any nonsense from insurance company lawyers. The claim settled soon after depositions. I was unsure with what to do with the award. I asked Mr. Clarke for a recomendandation about an attorney that could help me with my finances now that I had this award. I was unaware that Mr. Clarke was also a Trust & Estates attorney. He invited me into his office to discuss what I should do with my award to save on taxes and other concerns. The first meeting we discussed my concerns. He then designed my estate plan and went over it with my wife (who was also at the meeting) and then I came into sign it and take my copy home. With all the knowledge he imparted on me I can actually read and understand my estate plan! Mr. Clarke and his partner gave me a lot of insight. They were patient and answered every question. Everytime I asked a question they gave me a direct answer. They even used diagrams on a flat screen television to explain my estate plan. I would highly recommend this attorney and his firm. They are extremely intelligent and professional.
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Posted by Amy | June 18, 2015
You will get the "fight" out of this lawyer
I hired Mr. Clarke last year for a traffic ticket that he was able to successfully dismiss. This lawyer knows how to fight and personalized himself with your case. This is the only lawyer I hired that made me feel like a person and not a file. Mr. Clarke was the only lawyer who explained to me the ramifications of having points on my license and how it would effect my job. I hired another attorney before him who got a plea I could have gotten myself. Mr. Clarke refused to accept points and took my ticket to trial and won. I hired Jonathan on a criminal matter that I had recently and he went above and beyond to keep my freedom. I was in a bad place and he was kind and answered my phone calls whenever I called him, unlike most lawyers. He was very reassuring and was able to get me through this ordeal. Jonathan got me a successful plea that I am extremely happy with. He played hardball and would not back down.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2014
tenant difficulty
Mr. Clarke helped me to successfully resolve a difficult matter I had with my tenants. He is a very capable negotiator and provided sensible solutions that saved me time and money. I highly recommend Mr. Clarke.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
Awesome Attorney!!!
After my car accident, I consulted with a few different lawyers before going with Jonathan. He just seemed honest. He didn't seem like all the other slimy attorneys I met. I can absolutely say I made the right choice. I knew people that had similar accidents to mine, and their lawyers never talked to them or told them what was going on and even ignored calls, but Jonathan always kept me informed of what was going on in my case and what to expect. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Melinda | December 2, 2014
A+ lawyer
I hired Mr. Clarke to represent me on a personal injury matter. Mr. Clarke came highly recommended by my former work employee who said he went above and beyond to ensure a good result that he was highly satisfied with. Mr. Clarke cares about his clients and is very educated and informed. He did not let the judges or attorneys push him around and fought hard for me but is still extremely well composed. After my deposition I overheard the opposing counsel nervously on the phone with his office saying that my attorney did too good of a job! Mr. Clarke was extremely successful in my case and was always available to answer my questions. He comes highly recommended.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • John L. Juliano, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Intern
  • New York Attorney General's Office
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • City University of New York, Hunter College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Compres et al. vs. New Edge Capital
  • Judgment was vacated

Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Suffolk organizations (county)
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Top Contributor Probate
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Probate
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Criminal Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Publications

  • Estate Planning magazine
  • Step by Step Probate
  • 2015
  • Legal Advertiser
  • Estate Planning Made Easy
  • 2015
  • Legal Advertiser
  • Naming a Trust as the Beneficiary of your IRA
  • 2015
  • Touro International Law Review
  • English Defamation Laws
  • 2011
  • Legal Advertiser
  • The Benefits of a Life Insurance Trust
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Crime and Justice Symposium
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • 2014
  • News 12 Legislative Debate
  • Debate
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is knowledgeable, aggressive, efficient and talented. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jonathan Clarke. He is an excellent attorney. He had the knowledge and personality to get the job done. He is reliable and trustworthy and a great litigator. I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan Clarke is intelligent and is committed to his clients. Mr. Clarke has a passion for law and it shows in his work. He is extremely efficient and comes highly recommended."
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