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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 the former Solicitor for the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court of Schuylkill County for over 10 years. 


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 the father of four beautiful children. 

Attorney Clarke prides himself as being a leader in his community with active participation in a variety of non-profit organizations.

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The Masonic Building

4 South 2nd Street

Suite 409

Pottsville, PA 17901​​

(570) 527-9633


Law Office of Hank J. Clarke, LLC
P.O. Box 106
Pottsville, PA 17901





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. 

News & Publications

Not Guilty on All Counts; Verdict in Overdose Death in Schuylkill County

June 12, 2018

By Peggy Lee, WNEP Newswatch 16

POTTSVILLE, Pa.- A man on trial in Schuylkill County for the overdose death of a woman two years ago was found not guilty.


The jury acquitted Kyle Merenda, of Barnesville, on all four counts he was facing in the death of Alexandria Sienkiewicz at the Schuylkill County Courthouse Tuesday night.


When the jury's decision was read, the courtroom filled with her family erupted in outrage.


"I'm devastated."

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