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.
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.
David Schertler, Danny Onorato, David Dickieson, and Stuart Sears
are recognized in the 2014 Super Lawyers
list of outstanding attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Onorato and Mr. Sears
were named Super Lawyers
in the area of non-white-collar criminal defense.
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.
formulated the successful sentencing arguments and presented them in both a written submission and orally in court.
, Lisa Schertler, and Danny Onorato handled the resentencing, and Ms. Schertler briefed and argued the case on appeal.
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.
Mr. Onorato received Super Lawyer recognition in the area of criminal defense, and Mr. Sears
was named a "Rising Star" in the same field.