Founding Partner Lance Claery has been successfully practicing law for
nearly two decades. He has notable state, federal and administrative law
experience. He is admitted to the United States District Court and has
zealously handled and worked on
security clearance matters across the country. Mr. Claery has worked with a diverse client
base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income, modest means clients.
He started his career as an attorney working with one of Southern California's
most experienced attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Claery began working for one
of Southern California's busiest and most prestigious law firms. He
was made a partner of that firm very quickly and has since worked on hundreds
of legal matters. Mr. Claery has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations,
mediations, hearings and emergency hearings with success. Helping individuals
has always been a passion for Mr. Claery. He participated i n the University
of Maryland's internship program with the well known Hope Housing
project. Here, he was able to help individuals in the poorest sections
of Washington, D.C. work together to develop enrichment programs for children
in a cooperative setting.
Mr. Claery's commitment to an open line of communication with his firm's clients sets him apart from other attorneys. He is adamant that his clients are able to reach him and members of his firm when they are needed. Mr. Claery truly cares for each and every one of his firm's clients. Legal issues are oftentimes very stressful. He ensures that his firm's clients know they have a team at Claery & Hammond, LLP advocating for them and only them. At Claery & Hammond, LLP their clients come first.
Mr. Claery's other accomplishments include making the Dean's List at the University of Maryland, and acquiring both series seven and series sixty six licenses. He is a member of the California BAR Association and the Washington, D.C. BAR Association as well as the Los Angeles County and San Diego County BAR Associations.
Founding partner Mr. Claery has been recognized by Lawyers of Distinction as a member of the top 10% of lawyers in the United States. In addition, he has also been recognized in 2020 as a "Top Tier Lawyer" by The American Trial Academy, a professional collection of our Nation’s top attorneys.