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Henry C. Clarke, Jr.

Attorney at Law

Henry C. Clarke, Jr., was raised in Wayzata, Minnesota and attended and graduated from The Blake School in Hopkins, Minnesota.  In 1974 he graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University of America in 1977.  Mr. Clarke has been in private practice in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1980.  He spent his initial three years after law school gaining extensive experience in the Montgomery County Attorney's Office, where he represented the County Council, the County Executive's Office and other County departments on a wide variety of legal issues.  His hard work, dedication and ethical standards have earned him an outstanding reputation amongst his peers and, since 1994, a rating of AV-Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, the national directory of attorneys.


Mr. Clarke's office is located in Gaithersburg and he represents clients throughout Maryland and in Washington, DC, in the estate planning, special needs, probate, business law and real estate fields. Mr. Clarke enjoys being active in the Montgomery County community, having coached local children's sports teams and serving as a scout leader.  He has also taught courses for paralegals at Montgomery College.  He and his wife, Kathy, were married in 1974 and have three children: Brian, Kelly and Michael, and have recently been blessed with their first grandchild.  


He is also very active in several charitable and service organizations and invites you to visit their sites through the links provided in the About Us - Community Involvement drop-down tab above.




Areas of Practice:


  • Estate planning

  • Wills and trusts

  • Probate and trust administration

  • Dying without a will

  • Special needs trusts

  • Real estate

  • Business formation and law

  • Powers of attorney

  • Advance medical directives




  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1974

  • Catholic University of America, J.D., 1977


Bar Admissions:


  • Maryland, 1978

  • US District Court, District of Maryland, 1978

  • US Supreme Court, 1981

  • District of Columbia, 1983


Memberships and Associations:

  • Montgomery County Bar, Maryland Bar Association

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar

Personal Message


I chose, a number of years ago, to refine the nature of my practice and to focus upon listening, advising and counseling instead of participating in the adversarial aspects of the practice of law...





"We call Henry "The Unlawyer".  We have been clients and friends of Henry for over 30 years and can honestly say that he is among the most trustworthy and honest people we know...We highly recommend Henry and his firm to anyone in need of an experienced and knowledgeable professional with which to consult or a great attorney to help them with their legal affairs."


Cris & Carol C.


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