Effective May 6, 2013, Brian C. Brook & Associates, PLLC has formed a partnership with Clinton & Peed, PLLC to form Clinton Brook & Peed.
Clinton Brook & Peed provides sophisticated legal representation for a variety of clients and cases. From civil business disputes where clients seek cost-effective solutions to criminal cases where liberty is on the line, Clinton Brook & Peed gives all of its clients the careful attention they deserve in their pursuit of justice.
Two Cities: One Team
While Brian Brook, practices out of New York City, Timothy Clinton and Matthew Peed are based in Washington, D.C. Together, they function as a single, highly-effective team, able to provide a broad range of legal services, including, for example:
- Defending individuals under investigation for or charged with serious crimes
- Helping victims of fraud, discrimination, and other unlawful business practices
- Handling all stages of litigation, from start to finish, including trials and appeals
- Utilizing alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") when appropriate
- Advising on corporate transactions
Commitment to Social Justice
The attorneys of Clinton Brook & Peed regularly offer their services pro bono to indigent clients whenever practicable, providing the same level of representation afforded to the Firm's paying clients. Most notable has been the representation of Ali Mohamed Ali, a Somali national who was once a Washington, D.C. taxi driver. In November 2008, a Danish merchant ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Two days later Mr. Ali boarded the vessel, where he spent the next 68 days negotiating for the release of the ship and her crew. Mr. Ali is charged with being a pirate himself, and would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted. By donating literally thousands of hours of their time to Mr. Ali's defense, the Firm's lawyers have obtained significant legal victories before the trial court, resulting in near-total dismissal of the charges days before trial was scheduled to begin. The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed an interlocutory appeal of the trial court's rulings on the indictment. The case is currently pending before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. which will hear arguments in November 2012.