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Clint Clary Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lawrenceville, VA

4.9   49 reviews

also known as R. Clinton Clary Jr., Robert Clinton Clary Jr.


Licensed for 39 years

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About Clint

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4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Experienced criminal and traffic defense firm serving all of Southside Virginia.

    39 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Serving Brunswick County, Greensville County, Mecklenburg County and the City of Emporia.

    39 years

  3. Violent crime
    20%
    Extensive experience if the representation of allegations of serious violent offenses.

    39 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Comprehensive DUI representation.

    39 years

A native of Southside Virginia, Clint Clary has practiced criminal and traffic defense law in Virginia since 1983.  Mr. Clary is devoted to building strong defenses and utilizing effective strategies to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.  With thousands of case to his credit, from minor traffic infractions to capital murder cases, Mr. Clary has the experience and skills necessary to assist his clients in obtaining favorable results.

Client's Choice 2018
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Licensed for 39 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1983
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Clint received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Wen | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Experience!
Stopped doing 82 mph in a 70 mph zone, which is a criminal misdemeanor charge in Virginia, very serious! Called Mr. Clary's office and was immediately helped with defense in traffic court for a reasonable fee! The charge was reduced to defective equipment generally, carrying no points and no criminal charge! Although regretting this first experience with a speeding ticket, I am glad this attorney represented me! I recommend him highly!!!
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Posted by Wayne | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert and Candance did an Excellent job
Got a speeding ticket in VA. Saw the great ratings on Robert Clary and staff on the web page. Called his office and talked with Candace. She lead me through what information she needed in just a few short minutes. Got the information together and sent it to their law office and verified they got it. Candace said they would take care of it and let me know the outcome. Excellent outcome! This was accomplished by one phone call and one UPS package. Would highly recommend this firm. Excellent results and affordable.
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Posted by charlie | January 11, 2022
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Relieved
Mr. Clary and Tyler answered our questions, returned our calls and emails in a timely manner. The fee was very reasonable, he showed up at court and got our case dismissed. He was very patient with our case and nervous anxiety.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my Case Dismissed
It's really hard to choose a lawyer when you're not in that state, but I'm so grateful I decided on him! After I received my court summons, I reached out to several law firms in the area to understand what my options/possible outcomes were. Afterwards, I asked 10 family members who are lawyers to help me decide which one I should hire. I spoke to each family member separately and each one told me to go with Mr. Clary. I am so happy I listened to them and that I hired him! My case was dismissed thanks to Mr. Clary. It was a significantly better outcome than anything I thought possible! On top of that, all the other lawyers I spoke to had fees that were more than double that of Mr.Clary's. I am so incredibly grateful, I cannot recommend Mr. Clary enough!
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Posted by Sagar | February 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Got a reckless driving ticket in Jan 2020. Being an out of state driver, did lot of research and finally hired Mr Clary. He represented my case and got the charges reduced to non moving violation. He is very responsive and affordable (low fees as compared to others). Most importantly he told me about possible outcomes upfront, answered all my questions and handled my case remotely. He got me the best outcome and I’m really happy about it.
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Posted by John | March 1, 2019
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New Jersey Driver
Mr. Clary obtained a very reduced traffic summons with a reasonable fee without me having to appear in court. His office assistants were polite and helpful.
Posted by Brad | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding
They did exactly what they told me they were going to do simple easy friendly. I had a clean record and was going 83 in a 70. Got it reduced to a non-moving violation.
Posted by Frank | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Clinton Clary
I was ticketed 71 in a 55 on Hwy 58 in December 2018. Mr Clary represented me in court and was able to reduce my citation to Defective Equipment. I cannot thank him enough. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Brajesh | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless driving charges reduced to non moving violation
I have been stopped on highway within Virginia on my way to North Carolina and given a reckless driving summon by the cop and speed reported on ticket was 83 mph. I was worried as district court given on summon was 4-5 hours drive from my place. I have found Mr Clary on this site with several great recommendations for him and decided to call him. I was convinced after talking to him. He has been a great help in reducing my charges from Reckless driving to non moving violation. I am very pleased with the outcome and moreover, I was able to do everything remotely by help from Mr Clary and I was not required to be at court. I will strongly recommend him to anyone looking for similar help in affordable cost with right advice and service.
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Posted by Pheona | May 30, 2018
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Shamkumar
Mr.Clary was recommended to me by my NY attorney Mr.Gilman.I spoke to Mr.Clary and he assure me he would get my speeding ticket to a none moving violation. Mr.Clary kept his word and my speeding ticket was reduced to a none moving violation, which I am very pleased for this outcome. I would recommend Mr. Clary to anyone who is looking for an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
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Easy and Affordable Experience!
Was charged with 82 in a 70 (which is considered Reckless Driving and a misdemeanor in Virginia). Being from out of state, I was a little lost as to how to approach this charge. Clint Clary was recommended to me by a family friend, and I couldn't be more pleased with the ease of process and affordability. The ticket was reduced to Defective Equipment and no points on my license. The fine was much less than I anticipated, and Clary's rate was very approachable. I didn't even have to show up in court. I'm very pleased with this experience and would absolutely recommend Clint Clary.
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Posted by George | February 8, 2018
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Thank you so much!!!
I hired Clint Clary Jr. For a ticket I received on Highway 58 he was able to get the ticket reduced to a non-moving violation - every one at the office was very nice!!! Thank you so much for your help!!!
Posted by Wendy | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Violation
We were driving up 85 North from Carolina and had just switched drivers with my husband at a gas station a few miles back. Suddenly I realized I was being pulled over. I was driving my husband's new car which I had never driven before. Was doing what I thought was 77 but really wasn't paying attention. Word to the wise. Was more focused on the news station. The officer said I was doing 80 he gave me no mercy even though I told him I hadn't had a traffic violation in over 20 years. When I got back to Northern VA, I Googled attorneys in Lawrenceville, VA where I was pulled over and decided to email Mr. Clary. He emailed me back immediately and said he could help me plus he gave me a call and told me the fee up front and told me to contact his office. That was a relief. While I had gotten letters in the mail and random emails from other law firms, I felt comfortable with Mr. Clary's firm because of the initial response. I never had to drive back there for a Court appearance which would have been 4 days before Christmas. Thank you Mr. Clary and your staff for taking care of me. I would highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2017
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Reckless speeding reduced to defective equipment.
I received a reckless speeding ticket stating I was travelling at 82mph in a 70mph zone. I hired Mr Clary to represent me, and was delighted with the outcome since the charge was reduced to defective equipment. I was really pleased with the professional service both Mr Clary and his firm provided. I was also impressed with his legal assistant, who was always very helpful, prompt and professional in assisting me with any queries that I had.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Experience
I got a reckless driving ticket in Brunswick County VA and Mr. Clary promptly took my case with short notice and was able to get the ticket dropped completely. I didn’t even have to go! Very reasonable fee and highly recommend to anyone who gets a traffic violation in this area.
Posted by Ed | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
I was ticketed 69/55. Searched for a local lawyer to represent me and after reading positive reviews on Mr. Clary I called his office. His assistant Dawn was very pleasant and efficient and told me exactly what documentation was needed and what the expected range of outcomes were. Once my credit card payment was made my court date was scheduled. Just received confirmation my speeding infraction was dropped and changed to improper equipment with a small fine, court costs amounting to $150. This was the best outcome I could realistically hope for. I am very satisfied with the professional way my case was handled and with the result.
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Posted by Alex | October 12, 2017
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Great experience!
I was given a ticket for Speeding 51/35 in Lawrenceville while driving up from NC, and was really frustrated. Luckily, a friend who had a similar experience recommended Mr. Clary's office. After a quick telephone consultation and a flat, affordable fee, I just sat back and awaited my court date. I just got the news that the charge was reduced to defective equipment, so there won't be any points on my license. It was great not to have to travel up to VA again and let their offices handle everything. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2017
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Saved from speed trap!
Mr. Clary and his assistance Dawn helped to position me for the best possible outcome. I hadn't had a speeding ticket in many years. This one I just received in Brunswick County was pretty serious. It concerned my greatly because even if I paid the fine, I was in trouble. I called this lawyer. Dawn handled me directly and answered all questions. The result was a non=moving violation on court day. I'm very grateful to Mr. Clary and Dawn. When going through this part of the country, be careful.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
82/70 reckless speed case reduced to defective equipment - non moving violation
My clary took my case of 82/70 reckless speed in Brunswick Cort VA & successfully got it reduced to defective equipment - non moving violation with no points. Satisfied with the outcome. Fee is also reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
I found Mr Clary through a previous review and he exceeded my expectations. He did an awesome job on my case. I was very pleased with the results. I highly recommend his services.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Slayton & Clary
  • 1987 - Present
  • Court appointed legal adviser to inmates
  • Virginia Department of Corrections
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Commissioner in Chancery
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • 1987 - 2014
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Brunswick Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • 1983 - 1987
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Brunswick County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Third District Ethics Committee
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Public Service
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2009
  • Certified Capital Trial Lead Counsel
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • N/A
  • Certified Felony Lead Counsel
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • N/A
  • Certified Misdemeanor Counsel
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • N/A
  • Certified Juvenile Counsel
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership and Service Symposium
  • Service
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (15)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Clary is a proven, experienced defense lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clint is an excellent attorney and I personally endorse him in criminal and traffic law."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Clary to be a highly skilled criminal defense and traffic attorney who has the utmost respect among both the defense bar and the judiciary. I would highly recommend Mr. Clary on any criminal or traffic matter."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clint Clary is one of the most outstanding lawyers in Southside Virginia. He's a credit to the profession and as savvy a litigator as I've had the privilege of working with, and against."
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