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Fred Clarke

Attorney at Law

A Little Bit About Me...

A caring and compassionate attorney: For two decades before I became an attorney I worked for some of the largest corporations and government agencies in the world. That meant I had a significant amount of real-world experience and unlike many in our field, developed a kind personality along the way.

As a senior communications executive, I drove strategic communications and crisis management at IBM, JPMorgan, Siemens Healthcare, and Experian.

Additionally, I spent six years in Washington, working as a press secretary for two of the most powerful members of the United States Congress.

What changed: After a while, I just got tired of working for the nameless, faceless corporations and had enough of the partisan politics of Washington. I decided I wanted to help real people in crisis and focus efforts as a compassionate attorney. And here I am.

"You are not above the law. Let me help you and prevent bigger problems."

My Likes...

The most important element in choosing a lawyer is finding the right connection.

Divorces can take time. Trusting your attorney is key. Things move a lot smoother if we work well together. Let me be your compassionate attorney. And what better way to get to know me is to learn my likes and dislikes.

I am a family guy, who enjoys the simple pleasures. Having everyone around the table for dinner is worth a million bucks.

I love music - all kinds of music. It is what I use to relax after a long day (with a glass of Scotch, of course).

I love food - all kinds of food. My wife is a great cook.

I enjoy volunteering in my community. Even though the practice of law keeps me very busy, I still find time to work on giving back. I am a member of the Cold Spring Lions Club, the Our Lady of Loretto Knights of Columbus, United Way of Dutchess County and the Northern Dutchess NAACP.

My Dislikes...

Boy, do I hate bullies. And in my line of work, I see plenty. I don't stand for bullies. They better bring their A-Game if they are going to deal with me. I will not stand for my client to be pushed around by their spouse or an opposing attorney.

You will not be "nickel and dimed" either. My rates are fair and I will try and work with you. But don't go crazy here...respect for my time and profession is still required. Prompt payment is much appreciated.


  • Dutchess County Bar Association

  • Putnam County Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Cold Spring Lions Club

  • The Knights of Columbus

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar


  • J.D., Pace University School of Law

  • B.S., New York University