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Mr. Stuart Alexander Sears

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Partner

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Schertler & Onorato LLP
575 7th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor South
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20004
United States

Company Description: Schertler & Onorato, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., is an established litigation law firm that handles a wide variety of criminal, civil and domestic relations...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • B.A. , International Affairs
    Mary Washington College
  • law degree with honors
    American University Washington College of Law
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Schertler & Onorato L.L.P.
www.schertlerlaw.com, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Stuart A. Sears
Schertler & Onorato L.L.P.
www.schertlerlaw.com, 1 Nov 2014 [cached]
Schertler & Onorato promotes white-collar criminal defense attorney Stuart A. Sears to Partner. Mr. Sears joined the firm in 2013 and has excelled in his practice, which focuses on criminal prosecutions, investigations, and related enforcement proceedings. Mr. Sears has extensive litigation experience in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the federal courts and has been recognized for his skills in numerous publications and surveys, including Super Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers Association's list of Top 100 Virginia Trial Lawyers.
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David Schertler, Danny Onorato, David Dickieson, and Stuart Sears are recognized in the 2014 Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys in Washington, D.C.
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Mr. Onorato and Mr. Sears were named Super Lawyers in the area of non-white-collar criminal defense.
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In the Eastern District of Virginia, Stuart Sears obtained a significant downward variance to a 15-day sentence in a bribery case in which the advisory Guidelines range was 46 to 57 months. The client, a former Virginia DMV official, had previously pled guilty to accepting money in exchange for issuing official documents to ineligible applicants. Mr. Sears formulated the successful sentencing arguments and presented them in both a written submission and orally in court.
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Stuart Sears, Lisa Schertler, and Danny Onorato handled the resentencing, and Ms. Schertler briefed and argued the case on appeal.
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Schertler & Onorato attorneys David Schertler, Danny Onorato, David Dickieson, and Stuart Sears are recognized in the 2013 Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys in Washington, D.C.
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Mr. Onorato received Super Lawyer recognition in the area of criminal defense, and Mr. Sears was named a "Rising Star" in the same field.
Stuart Alexander Sears | Zwerling, Leibig & Moseley, P.C. | Alexandria Virginia
www.zwerling.com, 11 Mar 2013 [cached]
Stuart Sears recognized as a Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers for 2011
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Stuart Alexander Sears
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Stuart Alexander Sears Attorney
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Stuart joined Zwerling, Moseley, and Sears, P.C., as an associate upon his graduation from law school. Since that time he has represented individuals in Virginia, the District of Columbia and federal courts on charges ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies. In addition, Stuart has counseled clients who have been the targets of criminal investigations as well as clients challenging their cases on post-conviction proceedings. He has litigated extensive pretrial motions challenging scientific evidence, motions to suppress unconstitutional searches, seizures and alleged confessions, and challenging the constitutionality of both federal and state statutes. Stuart has negotiated favorable pretrial resolutions and has won acquittals in front of both judge and jury.
In addition to his trial level work, Stuart has represented individuals on post-conviction proceedings including appeals, petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court and habeas corpus relief. Among his successes, Stuart has argued before the Fourth Circuit, had a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court granted and has obtained the reversal of a client's conviction in U.S. District Court.
Prior to entering law school, Stuart worked in financial services at a large corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained his Series 6 and 63 license and advised clients regarding their retirement savings and assisted brokers in enrolling clients in variable annuity products. He has used his financial background to assist clients charged with financial crimes including money laundering, structuring, mortgage fraud, mail/wire fraud, health care fraud and embezzlement.
Zwerling, Moseley & Sears, P.C. – Washington DC Criminal Law Firm
www.zwerling.com, 3 Feb 2012 [cached]
Stuart Alexander Sears, Partner
Zwerling, Moseley & Sears, P.C. – Virginia Traffic Ticket DUI DWI Lawyer
www.zwerling.com, 3 Feb 2012 [cached]
Stuart Alexander Sears, Partner Stuart Sears has represented individuals in both state and federal courts on felony charges as well as misdemeanor charges of DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, possession of marijuana and assault and battery. He has won acquittals in front of both judge and jury. Full Bio...
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