Founding Partner Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for nearly two decades. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income and modest means clients. He started his career working for a prestigious Southern California family law firm. Since then, Mr. Claery has worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. He has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, and emergency hearings with extraordinary success.
A Desire to Help Others is Critical in Family Law
Mr. Claery completed an internship at a family law firm during law school; this is when he discovered that family law was his true calling. Helping individuals and families has always been a passion for Mr. Claery. He participated in the University of Maryland’s internship program with the Hope Housing project. Here, he was able to help families in the poorest sections of Washington, D.C. learn to work together to develop enrichment programs for their children in a cooperative setting.
Open and Clear Communication
Mr. Claery’s commitment to an open line of communication with his firm’s clients and the members of this firm sets him apart from other attorneys. He is adamant that Claery & Hammond’s clients are able to reach him and members of his firm when they are needed. Family law issues are stressful. At Claery & Hammond, LLP, clients come first. Mr. Claery and his law partner have carefully selected intelligent, passionate, and caring associate attorneys who will be handling your matter under their guidance.
A Diverse Background
In addition to family law, Mr. Claery has notable federal and administrative law experience. He is admitted to the United States District Court and has zealously handled security clearance matters across the country. 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; this experience provides him with a strong understanding of all types of assets and investments. Mr. Claery 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 contributed numerous donations to the University of Maryland’s scholarship programs for honors students, supported local philanthropic organizations, and enjoys helping others in need.