4.5 stars 14 totalReview Patrick Clancy
Posted by anonymous
At first my union assigned me a lawyer who informed me that at least 90% percent of these cases end up in a plea bargain and that I would most likely be going to jail for a very long time. Patrick Clancy on the other hand assured me that he brings his cases to trial.
From the moment I met Pat, I felt not only was I in expert hands, but also in the hands of a kind and caring person. The terror that was always lurking (with these kinds of false allegations) was offset by his jovial nature and a ‘legal power’ that he carries with over 40 years of experience in this very unique work.
In the end my case was dropped due to evidence dug up by the excellent investigator who works with Pat, and Pat’s courtroom strategy. It turned out that the first accuser had significant problems which skewed his/her memory and the second accuser was only a copycat caught in his/her own lies. Pat, with the support of his investigator, was able to uncover and bring to light these issues and put together an argument which convinced the DA to drop the case.
Posted by Robert
In 2015-2016 I had multiple allegations of molestation dismissed against me without trial. I was accused by a couple of family members. My first attorney worked very hard on my case and was a very fine man but he suggested I needed an expert in the field of child molestation allegation to take over the case. He introduced me to Patrick Clancy. I was told he was the best in his field of child molestation allegations. My bail was over a million dollars and I was not able to make bail and had been in jail for approximately 8 months when Mr. Clancy took over my case. Mr. Clancy quickly prepared the case during the preliminary hearing he was able to disprove the major count against me which carried life in prison. Based upon the dismissal of that count Mr. Clancy got my bail reduced and I was able to make bail based on that reduced amount. It was the last day I spent in custody on my case. I was free and it felt so good. Mr. Clancy prepared the case for trial but before the case went to trial the accusers refused to proceed and all of the sex allegations were dismissed. Mr. Clancy and I had several interesting conversations, some included politics. We were from two totally different backgrounds. He always made himself available to me. Mr. Clancy gave e me emotional support that I really needed during a very difficult time in my life. Mr. Clancy really showed that he cared. Mr. Clancy was a life saver.
Posted by Walter
In 2016 I was falsely accused of the molestation of my daughter. I had been the victim of “Parental Alienation” for a period of ten years arising out of a bitter child custody battle. I was facing life in prison if convicted. I did my research to locate the best attorney in California on the issues of Parental Alienation. My research lead me to hired Mr. Patrick Clancy.
I was in jail with a bail of over 6.7 million dollars. I would have been able to bail out with the help of family but Mr. Clancy asked me to hold on for a few days in jail and he would work to get the bail reduced. He got it reduced to $1 million dollars and I bailed out. This saved me over $360,000 in bail bond fees.
Mr. Clancy then studied my case which was voluminous. There were over three boxes of paperwork. He then carefully selected items to show to the DA in an attempt to educate the DA on the case and get the charges dropped without the need of a trial. He was successful in getting the charges dismissed before the preliminary hearing. I was totally relieved and grateful to him for his work. During the time I was in jail, he showed me and my wife great kindness, comfort, and support. We were very lucky to have found him.
Posted by Jon
I was accused of a lewd and lascivious act on a minor. The thought alone was heartbreaking mixed with terror and fright. After doing research online, i then knew i was facing Prison and Sex Registration. Thanks to Patrick Clancy, I never went to prison or had to register for sex Offender. He is a master at his craft and when i say master at his craft. Sex Crimes are his primary cases and it shows. Patrick Clancy was not the First defense attorneys i had called. I was calling local criminal defense attorneys and after doing research about their firms I realized sex crimes were mixed in with a plethora of other types of cases they handled. I thought of the expression jack of all trades master of none. My very life was at stake, so i did further research and that's when I found Patrick Clancy, that's all he worked on was sex crimes. Remember when I said master at his craft. So i called him at night and he answered.I gave him a brief description about my charge and we set up an appointment the next evening. Patrick Clancy was about an hour away and when your facing prison, i would have driven ten, you don't always neen a local attorney. If you do so happen to live in Walnut Creek then Patrick Clancy Should be your attorney. Thank you Patrick, i will never forget you, thank you soo much. If i could give you more than 5 stars i would.
Posted by Jesse
At 26 years old I had been a youth soccer coach for over 8 years and had trained over 2000 soccer players without a single complaint. Out of nowhere I was accused of molestation by a 10 year old soccer player I had taught for only two days. I was shocked by this false accusation.
The nightmare continued when the detective assigned to my case failed to interview the 20 witnesses who were present at the time of the alleged event. Yet, the case moved forward. How could this happen? During the trial in 2016 I learned that the detective on my case had been on the sexual molestation investigation team for one week and he had not attended a single course in child molestation investigations. There was zero investigation done when I was accused.
I hired Patrick Clancy because I found out that he was an expert in this field. He is the “Chief Strategist” of the Innocence Legal Team. I learned during the trial exactly what that meant. My friends, family and I could not understand why this child would accuse me. I had done nothing against or to her.
Mr. Clancy said I was looking in the wrong direction to answer the question of why me? Why was I accused?
Mr. Clancy’s team carefully investigated my case and found that the student who accused me quit a soccer team the prior year even though her parents were athletes. During the soccer camp that I was running this 10 year old was with 7 and 9 year old children. She unfortunately was not as good of a soccer player as the younger children in her camp.
She was picked last each day for the scrimmages. The younger children did not even sit with her during breaks. Mr. Clancy explained to the jury that this child wanted out of doing the soccer camp because she was humiliated by being rejected and felt inferior.
For the first time I understood what motivated this student to do what she did. The jury returned a verdict in 1 ½ hours. I now understand the importance of a strategy and proper investigation. Everyone else had missed it.
Posted by anonymous
My child's chronic illness and consequent missed school dates led to a declaration of truancy, and my arrest for "Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor." As another reviewer has pointed out, presumption of innocence goes out the window in these situations, and there is no limit to the amount of confirmation bias that zealous 'protectors of children' are willing to pile on.
Fortunately, our child's endocrinologist stood firm in his diagnosis, and his explanation of the disabilities that followed from it. Unfortunately, the interviewing police officer did not like the doctor's testimony, and filed a report with fabricated testimony that was damning in its claims.
Unlike many lawyers, who look for reasons to avoid a trial, Mr. Clancy was willing to fight. One of his team interviewed the endocrinologist to document the officer's fabrication. Mr. Clancy then created a trial brief that demolished the evidence against us, and persuaded the DA to drop the charges.
Mr. Clancy never wavered in his commitment. He fought, and he won.
The stress from false accusations of child abuse is unbelievable. My family is grateful to Mr. Clancy for ending that stress.
Posted by anonymous
“I knew I needed an attorney that was an expert in the defense of sexual allegations. If I lost, I would lose my medical license and my career would be ruined. Mr. Clancy’s office was two and half hours away. He was not a local attorney. There were a lot of political issues with the Sheriff’s department at that time that were mixed up in my case. He handled the local political issues with finesse. His defense won not only the case but also the hearts of the jurors. After the trial the women members of the jury became my new patients. I owe him my life and my career. He is a true expert that will fight with all of his heart.”
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Clancy is an excellent lawyer who saved my life. He is especially brilliant at formulating a strategy and then adjusting the strategy to the ever changing circumstances of a trial. He also deserves praise for his meticulous preparation. In addition to hiring the most thorough investigators and lining up persuasive expert witnesses, he knows exactly what paperwork, such as motions, must be filed to be of greatest benefit to the case. Of equal importance, Mr. Clancy is able instantly and successfully to adapt to changing courtroom circumstances such as unexpected hostile witness statements and newly produced "discovery." Also, it is important to add, that Mr. Clancy understands the importance of the jury selection process and spends as much time as necessary to influence this crucial process to his client's favor.
Posted by anonymous
In 2011, I was a 20 year well respected police officer in the bay area when I was falsely accused of child molestation. My case revolved around an intense custody dispute with my ex-wife, who wanted to return to live in her native Brazil with our children. The false allegations involved my own precious children. I was arrested on mere allegations and was in jail for 14 months while I awaited trial. I was blessed to have been able to discover and retain Mr. Clancy as my attorney. I had interviewed 5 other attorneys before I met Mr. Clancy. Mr. Clancy is not just a basic attorney. He is a specialist/expert in defending people accused of sex crimes, especially child sexual molestation. He has an enormous amount of trial experience and truly knows that many people are falsely accused. He has dedicated his life to help people accused of such horrific allegations. Mr. Clancy only retains the most renowned experts in child psychiatry and in the medical field to fight for your defense. Even if you truly are an innocent person, there is still a high probability you can be wrongly convicted. You will be in for the fight of your life. Mr. Clancy saved my life, and I'm forever grateful. I don't think another attorney would have been able to expose the truth like Mr. Clancy did in my case.
Posted by Michael
“I am a teacher and Patrick Clancy successfully defended me against allegations by eight of my elementary school pupils.”
“First, I hired the best local criminal law attorney in Stockton, California. For the next year, he made promises of how he was going to help me. On the day of trial, my local attorney put me under extreme pressure to take a deal to one felony count of child molestation with a maximum of one year in the county jail. I was told that I couldn’t win against eight accusers and would spend the rest of my life in prison. I took the deal even though I was innocent.
Before I was sentenced I went to see Patrick Clancy, an expert in child molestation allegation defenses. In fifteen minutes he laid out the strategy to win the case. He called what had happened to me “group hysteria”. My case had the same issues as the famous “McMartin” case. It took 18 months to win withdrawing of the plea that I had entered and another year to win the trial. Patrick Clancy saved my life and my career. He is truly the best. I learned it was more important to have an expert lawyer in child molestation defense than the best local criminal law attorney.”