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Attorney Profiles

Westchester County Attorneys with a Commanding Courtroom Presence

New York trial lawyers for criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, civil litigation and commercial litigation

The skilled trial attorneys at Calhoun & Lawrence, LLP have a comprehensive knowledge of criminal, complex commercial and regulatory laws, and a keen understanding of the interactions between prosecutors and federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Each firm member has more than 20 years of trial experience with both criminal and complex civil matters in state and federal courts.

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A winning combination of prosecution and defense experience

Clinton Calhoun and Kerry Lawrence served as senior prosecutors for 10 years. Mr. Calhoun was an Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Frauds Bureau in Manhattan, and Mr. Lawrence was an Assistant U.S. Attorney  for the Southern District of New York and Deputy Assistant-in-Charge of the White Plains branch. After leaving those positions, they now provide representation for the people and businesses that are targets of criminal investigations or prosecutions. The two attorneys have now been working together since 2000.

The varied perspectives and detailed procedural knowledge of this team enable them to develop effective strategies for resolving matters favorably.

Top-rated lawyers at a leading law firm

All three of the firm’s partners are AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the nation's oldest and most respected attorney-rating entity. Calhoun & Lawrence is further distinguished by its inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ in the areas of Criminal Trial Practice and White Collar Crime.

Put your trust in knowledgeable New York attorneys

On a personal level, each of the attorneys at White Plains law firm Calhoun & Lawrence is married and has children. They are approachable people who live full lives and provide excellent legal service. Contact the firm online or call 914-946-5900 to speak to an attorney.


Clinton W. Calhoun III

Clinton W. Calhoun III

Clinton W. Calhoun III received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. After five years of private practice in Richmond, Virginia, Mr. Calhoun served for ten years as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office. For four years Mr. Calhoun was Chief of the Frauds Bureau in that office, where he prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of numerous cases involving business and white collar crimes.

Mr. Calhoun has been in private practice since 1993 and represents clients in litigation matters in federal and state courts. He regularly defends clients charged with criminal offenses, including white collar crimes and fraud, narcotics trafficking, robbery, theft and embezzlement, weapons charges, homicide, internet sex offenses and false statements.

Mr. Calhoun has been certified by the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court as Lead Counsel in state capital/death penalty cases and has been appointed on a number of occasions to serve as "learned counsel" in federal capital/death penalty cases. He also has extensive experience in representing persons under investigation for criminal offenses and persons and businesses involved in civil and commercial disputes, litigation and arbitration.

Practice areas

  • Criminal defense
    • Capital offenses
    • Death penalty cases
    • Federal charges
    • Appellate practice
  • Corporate investigations
  • IRS investigations
  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil litigation

Admitted

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1991, and U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2010
  • Virginia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1977

Education

Professional membership

Honor

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

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Kerry A. Lawrence

Kerry A. Lawrence

Kerry A. Lawrence received his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University. After five years in private practice in Connecticut, Mr. Lawrence served for 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. As a prosecutor, he investigated and tried a wide variety of federal crimes, including tax, mail, wire and bank fraud, foreign corrupt practices, public corruption, racketeering, murder and civil rights. For two years he served as Deputy Assistant-in-Charge of the White Plains Branch office, where he was responsible for supervising all federal prosecutions and investigations in six New York counties.

In private practice since 1999, Mr. Lawrence has represented clients in New York and throughout the country in cases involving mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, public corruption, securities fraud and insider trading, false claims, embezzlement and theft, immigration fraud, and money laundering, among others. He has also represented persons investigated for or charged with numerous other criminal offenses, such as racketeering, extortion, criminal civil rights violations, weapons possession, Internet sex offenses, sexual misconduct, drug trafficking, assault and robbery. In addition to his criminal defense practice, Mr. Lawrence has represented individuals sued in federal and state courts for alleged civil rights and discrimination violations.

Practice areas

  • Criminal defense
    • Drug crimes
    • DWI
    • Homicide
    • Federal charges
    • Appellate practice
  • White collar defense
    • RICO
    • Insider trading
    • Money laundering
    • Securities fraud

Admitted

  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2002
  • Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1984
  • Georgia and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2000

Education

Professional memberships

  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Section
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Membership Committee)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Order of Barristers

Honor

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

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