Meet our Attorneys
Jason W. "Jay" Cleckner, Esq. (Licensed in New York, District of Columbia and Maryland)
Mr. Cleckner has practiced nothing but criminal defense, traffic defense and Peace and Protective order law since 2006. This includes criminal bench (judge) and jury trials, expungements in Maryland, sealing arrest records in the District of Columbia, and post-conviction work. He worked for a law firm in Bethesda, Maryland from 2006 until 2008, first as an Associate and then as a Partner. In 2008, he opened Cleckner LLC to better serve the needs of his clients.
Mr. Cleckner has since maintained offices in Rockville and College Park, and continues to serve clients in Washington, DC and Montgomery, Prince George's, Frederick, Howard, Baltimore, Charles, Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties. He has practiced across the entire State of Maryland and is familiar with the judges in all counties, the US District Courts in Greenbelt and Baltimore, and the District of Columbia Superior Court. He is therefore capable of handling your matter no matter what part of the DC region and the entire State of Maryland.
Mr. Cleckner studied law at the Syracuse University College of Law, and received his Juris Doctor in 2005. He focused on criminal law and trial practice. He completed the Criminal trial practice clinic, where he practiced criminal law with fellow students in the Syracuse City Court on a weekly basis.
Mr. Cleckner also studied Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, where he was able to gain an insight into the criminal justice system from the perspective of the police, investigators, probation department and statistical researchers. He has since used these insider tools to help clients succeed with their cases by successfully navigating the complicated world of the justice system.
Andy partnered with Cleckner LLC in 2018 to bring his extensive entertainment, sports, music and contract law experience to the firm. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for a talent agency in New York City, handling primarily Broadway contracts.
In addition to his entertainment law practice, Andy handles handles criminal and traffic matters. He is a member of the New York Bar and will soon be licensed in California.
Andy received his Juris Doctor from New York University Law School where he was second in his class