Founding Partner Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for two decades. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income and modest means clients. Mr. Claery has worked on thousands of divorces and other family law matters. He has successfully handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, and emergency hearings.
For several years in a row, Lawyers of Distinction has included Mr. Claery within their list of the top 10% of lawyers in the United States. The American Trial Academy, a professional collection of our nation’s top attorneys, recognized Mr. Claery as one of 2020’s "Top Tier Lawyers.” He has also received numerous accolades from the National Alliance of Attorneys and US News & World Report. The Los Angeles Times has honored Attorney Claery multiple times for his "expertise in advocacy."
Lance Claery is on the coveted Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit pure excellence in practice. A select 2.5% of attorneys receive this distinction.
A Desire to Help Others is Critical in Family Law
Helping individuals and families has always been a passion for Mr. Claery. He discovered that family law was his true calling through an internship. Mr. Claery participated in the University of Maryland's internship program at 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
Lance Claery's commitment to an open line of communication with his clients 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. Mr. Claery has carefully selected the firm’s intelligent, passionate, and caring associate attorneys.
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 obtaining honors at the University of Maryland, and acquiring both series seven and series sixty-six financial licenses. Mr. Claery is a member of the California Bar Association and the Washington, D.C. Bar Association, as well as the local Los Angeles County and San Diego County Bar Associations.
Mr. Claery has contributed numerous donations to the multiple college scholarship programs for honors students, supported local and national philanthropic organizations, and he deeply enjoys helping others in need.