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Philip Neal Clark

Criminal defense Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    33%
    Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge or a felony indictment, PNC LAW can help you get through the matter, from investigation and arrest to navigating the court system during preliminary hearing, plea negotiations, trial, sentencing, post-sentencing, and appeals. PNC LAW can represent you in cases involving DUI, drug charges, property theft, assault, domestic violence, and felony charges such as robbery, felony drug manufacturing/distribution, and homicide.

  2. Domestic violence
    27%
    If charged with domestic assault in Nashville, you need an experienced domestic violence attorney. Domestic violence charges should not be taken lightly & may drastically change a person’s life; now is the time seek the best representation possible.

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    A DUI arrest should not be taken lightly. You need an attorney who will work to provide you with an aggressive defense during this frightening and often embarrassing time. Call Attorney Clark today for a free consultation.

  4. Violent crime
    12%
    If you have been charged with a crime, call Attorney Clark for a free consultation now.

  5. Child abuse
    3%
    If you have been charged with child abuse, the charges against you can be quite severe. Contact Attorney Clark now for a free consultation and see what your options are.

Experienced attorney providing affordable legal representation in criminal matters involving DUI, drug charges, property theft, assault, domestic violence, and felony charges such as robbery, felony drug manufacturing/distribution, and homicide. With over 20 years of law enforcement experience, I hold ample knowledge to develop and execute strategies to help you achieve your goals based on the details of your personal legal situation. Because I understand that legal matters are potentially emotional experiences, I work directly with each client to ease you through the process. I also understands that your legal issues can be a financial burden, and I offer affordable and cost-efficient services. From case inception to conclusion, I respond to your concerns in a timely manner. I work diligently and strive to provide you with fair legal representation to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Location

Philip N. Clark Attorney at Law
615 Main Street
Suite 102
Nashville, TN, 37206

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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
After researching and calling a dozen attorneys, I called Philip Clark for consultation. He honestly blew me away with his honesty, professionalism, knowledge, compassion and so much more. He wasn’t trying literally at all to sell me, he is just a straight shooter. He even contacted me after hours with questions I had because he could tell I was stressed and very worried. Seriously- give him a call at the very least when you are looking/calling lawyers. His work and reviews alone, will tell you that. You won’t be disappointed that you did. Thanks Philip and Tabitha for all you’ve done and continue to do!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
Best lawyer in town. Mr. Clark handled my troubles in Nashville, TN and kept me well informed during the process. If you run into any troubles in Nashville, TN, Mr. Clark is the lawyer that will take the utmost care and make sure you get the best result. He got my case dismissed and he charges a great fee for GOOD quality of work. I can not thank Mr. Clark enough for the work that he has performed.
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Posted by Krys | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Huge thank you for being extremely professional and helpful with my legal aid.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my butt!!
Philip Clark was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Always prompt getting back to me, fairly priced and got the job done without any issues! I'm sure you can find "cheaper" attorneys out there, but why?? His services were worth every penny. I am from Florida and I was visiting Nashville with some friends. I received w written arrest for a misdemeanor possession charge (alleged). He got it worked out to where I had to do some community service in Florida and the charges were dropped. I couldn't have asked for any more. Thank you Philip, you truly helped me out!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Representation
Philip Clark exceeded my expectations for legal representation. He was readily available and even came into his office on a Saturday to meet with me. He was knowledgeable, considerate, and affordable. He went into the court room with my best interests at heart that resulted in a favorable outcome. Please consider PNC Law for all of your legal needs. You will not regret your choice. Thank you Philip!
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Posted by Pat | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Best Attorney in Nashville,Tn. area !
I have dealt with many attorney's over my life time for many different reasons as we all do.Many Attorney's make you feel as though your wasting their time an even when retained an paid they never go that extra mile an fight hard for you an look to cut deals quickly so they can move on to the next client.NOT this hard working Attorney that makes you feel like family an stands behind every word of what he will do for your own personal matters at hand.TRUST ME!!Hands down the Best Attorney you will ever hire an worth every penny you pay for his expert services.
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Posted by Paul | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Preofessional Service
We hired Attorney Clark to represent my daughter in a civil matter. His service was both professional and effective. We highly reccomend his services.
Posted by Jeremy | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best damn lawyer (excuse my French)
I got to say he really was amazing he did everything and more that I wanted. He really makes you feel like you are his only concern he always kept me updated on court dates and procedures he gets down to business for sure. I hired him for some court fines and jail cost I had that we're holding my license back not only did he get some things waived but he got my 7,139 dollar fine knocked down to 943 dollars he also put me on a slow pay plan were I could get my license back he is great awesome awesome awesome I have an excellent experienced with him you can bet your bottom dollar on it he will get the job done !!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks, Mr. Clark!
I am a college student and am preparing for graduate school. I was issued a citation for trespassing. I wasn't sure if it was something that would go on my record. I spoke with Mr. Clark and he explained that a citation was an arrest and that a conviction could stay on my record. I did not want to jeopardize my ability to attend grad school or possibly affect my ability to receive student loans. I am so glad that I hired Mr. Clark. He told me to be patient and not worry. He spoke with the DA and they agreed to not move forward with any type of prosecution. I did not have to appear in court and there is nothing on my record. I am very happy with the results and very glad that I called Mr. Clark first!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trespassing Trouble
I was with friends taking pictures near a historical site and accidentally crossed onto private property owned by the State. Apparently, someone called the police and we were issued citations by the police. Afterward, one of the friends who was with me told me she had hired Philip Clark. I called and explained what had happened. He told me that he was already working on it and not to worry. In less than 2 days, he let me know that the DA agreed to not prosecute the case. Just like that, it was done and nothing on my record. My thanks to Mr. Clark!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
I was charged with a violation of an order of protection. I contacted Mr. Clark and explained the situation. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explained what outcome I might expect. I had never been arrested and was very upset about the whole situation. Mr. Clark took the time to meet me where the incident occurred. It was obvious that he wanted to make sure he knew every possible fact to aid in my defense. I was very pleased with Mr. Clark's professionalism and his prompt response to all of my concerns. After my court date, Mr. Clark found there was a mistake in the court papers. He had them amended the next day so the arrest will be expunged from my record. I am very grateful to Mr. Clark and would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by Rick | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Last year, while I was in Nashville on business, against my better judgement I let my “adult” guard down and allowed the animal out of the cage. For the record it doesn’t matter what legal corner I painted myself into, suffice to say that that I found myself in a bit of a predicament. I required legal representation. I called on a good friend of mine who was familiar with, and recommended, Attorney-At-Law Philip Clark. During my initial consultation with Mr. Clark I found myself impressed with his comprehensive knowledge base along with his insightful and cogent observations. His intrinsic familiarity with Police Operations gave me confidence and peace of mind. I inherently understood that my future was in good hands. On a personal note, I have been, in the past, peripherally involved with the law. During proceedings I nervously made mention of this to Mr. Clark. He politely acknowledged my statement, but I was soon stunned to silence. Mr. Clark’s proficiency with regards to the law was awe-inspiring, to say the least. His masterful delivery and pointed argument left no doubt that I had placed my trust with the right professional. He navigated the legal system seamlessly and effortlessly. My story had a happy ending and I believe that was all due to Mr. Clark’s overriding presence and abilities. His ascendancy in the court and command/ control of my personal circumstance was astonishing. I would recommend Mr. Clark’s representation to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
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Posted by Terry | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Been in and around the Nashville Criminal Justice system my entire adult life, on both sides of the aisle. I have seen Attorneys who look good in a suit and talk a great game about the qualifications they have and what all they can do for you, for a price. A high price. Had the misfortune to need an attorney and choice PNC Law to help work out my legal issues. Could not have been happier with the results. Mr. Clark went out of his way to bring piece of mind to me and my family. Mr. Clark made sure I was kept up to date on all aspects of the case and the options I had. At no time did I ever feel Mr. Clark was attempting to push me in a direction that would cost me more money or that was not in my best interest. Very pleased with the outcome of my case and will definitely use and recommend PNC Law to all of my friends and for any future legal needs.
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Posted by Troy | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Mr. Clark
I had a fight with my wife and was arrested for assault. She also filed an order of protection against me. I had never been in trouble in my life and had no idea what to do next. I had Mr. Clark represent me and that was the best decision! He explained what to expect and most importantly what to do to make sure I avoided any jail time. I never knew how much something like this could affect your whole life. Mr. Clark made it much better by talking and listening to my concerns. On my court date, Mr. Clark explained all of my options and I decided, with his guidance to accept a plea and move on with my life. It was a difficult decision, but he helped me realize that sometimes, the best choice is not the easiest choice. I am very thankful that Mr. Clark was on my side and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a tough situation.
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Posted by Matthew | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and polite
We hired Philip to help with a legal matter that we needed taken care of quickly and painlessly. I can happily say that he made us feel very comfortable and was always there to answer any questions we had. He always answered calls or responded very to quickly to emails/calls. We got the results we wanted and would highly recommend him. I hope we never need an attorney again, but if we do I would not think twice about hiring him. And if he could not help us I would 100% trust any recommendation he had.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
I have known Philip Clark for almost 30 years. He is a former Police Sergeant and a U.S. Army veteran. He is trustworthy, very qualified and a great attorney. I never imagined that I would need an attorney for any criminal matters but when I found myself in a bad spot, I called Philip. I had an ex-wife that took an order of protection out on me for no reason. She and I tried to reconcile after some years, it failed and we had some words, nothing more, and she told me not to speak to her anymore. I agreed and did just that, so I was very surprised when I was served with the order. Philip explained that an Order of Protection was civil in nature, but violations of this order were criminal. He also explained that if the Order was granted that I could not own or possess a gun for one year. Before I could even begin to worry about anything, Philip started asking questions and gathering information. He put me at ease and I just let him do his thing. The case started in General Sessions and Philip quickly informed the judge that it should not be heard in that court because we had actually been married. The case moved to Circuit court and Philip had it dismissed. It was very reassuring to have Philip on my side. I never expected to be in court over something like this but Philip told me that sometimes bad things happen to good people. He was right, I had not done anything wrong, but could have lost my guns due to someone else's lies. I really learned from this and one thing I learned for sure is that I will never go into court without Philip on my side. He was the best!! Do yourself a favor if you find yourself in trouble, call him!! You will not regret it!! I know I didn't.
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Posted by Kim | January 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Philip N. Clark is the most conscientious criminal defense attorney in Nashville that I know. Whether retained by an individual or appointed by the court, Philip cares about each client and provides a zealous defense. For me, Philip is an endless source of knowledge when it comes to criminal law. For many years, he has been my mentor on issues involving probable cause, search and seizure, negotiations, trial procedure, and much more. In addition to bringing authenticity and over twenty years of law enforcement experience to his work as a criminal defense attorney, his work ethic and sincere dedication to his clients have earned him my respect time and time again.
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Posted by Jim | January 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advice for a friend in need.
A friend of mine contact PNC Law for legal advice. Philip was quick to respond and offered sound advice to help out. Because of the guidance and suggestions provided by PNC law, the situation was able to be resolved quickly and effectively. PNC law is a the perfect option for anyone in the Nashville area in need of sound legal advice.
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Posted by Branden | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
I hired Mr. Clark to help me when I was arrested for possession with intent to sell and a possession of a firearm during a felony. I was super nervous because these were felony charges. Mr. Clark explained that the police were charging me with the highest charge they could and that he could probably get it reduced. He explained that the possession charge with intent was based on the weight of the weed and nothing else and that the gun charge would be reduced once the weed charge was reduced. I was worried about jail time and he told me to just be patient. I explained that I didn't have lots of money, but could pay if I had a little time. Mr. Clark kept in touch with me and met me just before court. We walked into court and he got the charges reduced to misdemeanors and no jail time. I thought it would take all day and maybe get continued but we were out of there in less than an hour. I could not have been happier with the results. Mr. Clark was easy to talk to and really listened to me. I would hire him again if I ever got in more trouble and I definitely recommend him for anyone that needs a good lawyer.
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Posted by Gary | December 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He really helped me a lot
I got a state citation and was going to lose my job. I hired Philip Clark. He met me at court and go my case dismissed so it didn't go on my record. I was very grateful. He is a good lawyer and helps people a lot.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • PNC Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Probation/Parole Officer III
  • State of Tennessee Department of Correction
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Law Enforcement Professional
  • MPRI Inc
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Police Sergeant
  • Metro Nashville Police Department
  • 1988 - 2002
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Education

  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trustee and Faculty Scholarship
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2014
  • Trustee and Faculty Scholarship
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2013
  • Trustee and Faculty Scholarship
  • Nashville School of Law
  • 2012
  • Civilian Service Achievement Award
  • United States Department of the Army
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Philip is thoughtful, thorough and compassionate. He works his cases from all angles using his knowledge and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Philip through the Inn of Court program. From my interactions with Philip, it is clear that he has a tremendous amount of knowledge of criminal law and is well prepared for everything he is involved in. He was an excellent inn of court teammate. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip is devoted to helping his clients. I have worked with him on cases and would not hesitate to do so again. I strongly endorse Philip."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Phillip for several years. He bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the representation of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Clark is hard-working, knowledgeable, and a person of character. I have seen him in court and know him personally. He is a great advocate for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney, and his experience in law enforcement is a significant benefit to his clients. He is a fierce advocate for those he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip has thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system and is an excellent choice for anyone requiring a criminal attorney. I highly endorse Philip Clark"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phillip has an array of experience in the criminal justice system, which includes his tenure as a Metro police officer. Phillip is skilled in criminal defense work. He fights for the best outcome for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Phillip Clark as a strong advocate for your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip is an excellent attorney with a wealth of experience in the criminal justice system. His knowledge and experience is a great asset to his clients in the courtroom. Philip has spent countless hours researching the law and learning how to protect and defend his clients. He zealously advocates for his clients rights and is a highly skilled attorney. I highly recommend Philip Clark as a Criminal Defense Attorney. He is an outstanding professional that will properly advise you every step of the way through your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Philip Clark. He is extremely knowledgeable in criminal defense, having previous experience as a Metro police officer and now as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Phil as a Metro Police Officer and as a lawyer - He knows the laws and courts very well!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clark fights for his clients. He is a strong advocate and will work hard to represent you at trial or in obtaining the best settlement for you. It is important to choose an attorney with a solid background with proven results and this is your attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip Clark is an assertive lawyer who uses his background in the Criminal Justice (enforcement) field for his client's best advantage. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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