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Stuart A. Sears

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Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
Schertler & Onorato LLP
575 7Th Stret NW Suite 300 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

Employment History


  • B.A. , International Affairs
    Mary Washington College
  • law degree with honors
    American University Washington College of Law
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Stuart A. ..., 11 Dec 2015 [cached]
Stuart A. Sears Schertler & Onorato / Attorneys / Stuart A. Sears
Stuart A. Sears Partner
Stuart A. Sears
Stuart A. Sears joined the law firm Schertler & Onorato, LLP, as Counsel in 2013 and was promoted to Partner in 2014. He is an experienced and accomplished trial attorney whose practice focuses on criminal and white collar defense. Stuart's litigation experience includes representation of individuals in a wide array of federal and state criminal proceedings, including cases involving charges of health care fraud, false claims, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, illegal structuring, and mortgage fraud. He has extensive trial and post-conviction litigation experience in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the federal courts.
In addition to his trial work, Stuart's broad experience includes representations of individuals and companies in civil and criminal government investigations. He has recently counseled clients through Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), procurement fraud, and health care fraud. Stuart's practice also includes litigating complex criminal and civil forfeiture matters at the agency and district court level.
Before entering law school, Stuart worked in the financial services sector at a large corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. He later attended the American University, Washington College of Law where he graduated cum laude. Stuart is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Stuart has been recognized for his litigation skills by several publications, including:
Schertler & Onorato L.L.P., 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.
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. Mr. Sears formulated the successful sentencing arguments and presented them in both a written submission and orally in court.
Stuart Sears, 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.
Zwerling, Moseley & Sears, P.C. – Criminal Defense, 3 Feb 2012 [cached]
Stuart Sears: General Office:
By Phone Phone: 703-684-8000
Zwerling, Moseley & Sears, P.C. – Washington DC Criminal Law Firm, 3 Feb 2012 [cached]
Stuart Alexander Sears, Partner
Zwerling, Moseley & Sears, P.C. – Virginia Traffic Ticket DUI DWI Lawyer, 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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