ABOUT US

Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears is a boutique litigation firm in Washington, D.C. For more than 20 years, the firm has specialized in white-collar criminal defense, enforcement matters, and civil and criminal trial and appellate litigation. We are skilled and tenacious advocates for our clients at all stages of government investigations. We also are seasoned trial lawyers with a demonstrated record of success in the courtroom. We have the experience and judgment to navigate our clients to the best possible result.

Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears has repeatedly been ranked a first-tier law firm in Washington for white-collar and non-white-collar criminal defense by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Chambers USA ranks Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears a Band 4 firm in the District of Columbia for its white-collar criminal defense and government investigations practice.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

The attorneys of Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears bring litigation experience, negotiation skills, and seasoned legal judgment to a diverse range of practice areas. We handle civil, criminal, and administrative matters of all sizes and varieties, ranging from small local representations to far-ranging investigations of national or international scope. On every matter we undertake, we assemble an experienced team who can execute the representation professionally, effectively, and efficiently.

Recent News

NOVEMBER 2022

SOM&S Receives Tier Rankings in Five Practice Areas in the 2023 Edition of “Best Law Firms”

OCTOBER 2022

Stuart Sears and Danny Onorato Win Jury Acquittal in False Statements Prosecution Brought by Special Counsel John Durham in the Eastern District of Virginia

SEPTEMBER 2022

David Schertler, Danny Onorato, Chris Mead, and Robert Trout Receive Lawyer “Lifetime Achievement” Honor in Washingtonian Magazine

Experience. Judgment. Results.

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