Hank Clarke

Law Offices of Hank J. Clarke
208 East Drehersville Rd.
Orwigsburg, PA 17901

About Me

Hank J. Clarke is an attorney, who resides in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He holds a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in April 2009. He practices in Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Berks, Dauphin, Columbia, and Luzerne counties.

Attorney Clarke is widely recognized as one of the best trial litigators in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

He is also the subject matter expert on the Probate, Estate, and Fiduciaries Code in his capacity as Solicitor for the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court of Schuylkill County.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Attorney Clarke proudly served as a 19D Cavalry Scout in the United States Army. He managed a group home for abused and neglect teenage boys. And, he worked as a supervisor for various residential treatment facilities for the better part of a decade.

He is married and the father of three beautiful children.

Attorney Clarke prides himself as being a leader in his community with active participation in a variety of non-profit organizations including: St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, Catholic Youth Organization, Little League Baseball, ASA, the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, the Espn Murphy Brightest Star in the Sky Foundation, and S.M.I.L.E., Inc.



The Law Office of Hank J. Clarke provides exceptional criminal defense services in felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal courts with the tenacity that only a former soldier can provide.

Every lawyer claims to be a fighter, but that doesn't mean anything if they don't WIN. Attorney Clarke is a proven winner in the courtroom, boasting an 80% ACQUITTAL RATE in criminal jury trials.

Attorney Clarke was recently named one of the Top 100 criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers, earning a distinction only an elite few do.

Among his many victories, Attorney Clarke has secured NOT GUILTY verdicts on the following charges:

Drug Delivery Resulting in Death
Criminal Use of a Communication Facility
Resisting Arrest
Indecent Deviate Sexual Intercourse
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Harassment by a Prisoner
Simple Assault
Recklessly Endangering Another Person
Terroristic Threats
Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
Delivery of a Controlled Substance
Manufacture of a Controlled Substance
Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Risking Catastrophe
Possession of a Firearm
Obstruction of Administration of Justice
Official Oppression
Defiant Trespass
Loitering and Prowling at Night
Propulsion of Missiles onto Roadways_


Attorney Clarke specializes in helping individuals plan for their family's financial well-being after they've passed on. From preparing complex Wills and Trust Instruments to Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills, the Law Office of Hank J. Clarke is your one-stop shop to ensure peace of mind.

Attorney Clarke has successfully probated over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in estate assets during his career and has NEVER had a will, trust instrument, POA, or Living Will invalidated by the courts.