S&O Secures $4.3 Million Settlement in Unjust Imprisonment Case – Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears

Read Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears’ latest news.

S&O Secures $4.3 Million Settlement in Unjust Imprisonment Case


JULY 2016

Schertler & Onorato partners David Schertler, Danny Onorato, and Bob Spagnoletti successfully settled a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of a District of Columbia man who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 26 years for crimes he did not commit.  In 2014, the firm’s client was exonerated by DNA evidence and received a certificate of actual innocence.  Through the settlement agreement negotiated with the District of Columbia government, the client recovered $4.3 million under the D.C. Unjust Imprisonment Act as compensation for his wrongful incarceration.

Recent News
  • August 2020
  • David Schertler Named Best Lawyers© “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense in the Washington, D.C. Area
  • August 2020
  • David Schertler, Danny Onorato, Chris Mead, and Stuart Sears Named to 2021 Best Lawyers© List
  • APRIL 2020
  • David Schertler, Danny Onorato, and SOM&S Receive Chambers USA 2020 Rankings for White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice
  • APRIL 2020
  • Four SOM&S Partners Are Named 2020 Super Lawyers; David Schertler and Danny Onorato Also Earn “Top 100” Super Lawyers Honors
  • MARCH 2020
  • David Dickieson Wins IRS “Innocent Spouse” Status for Widow from the U.S. Tax Court
  • MARCH 2020
  • Lisa Hertzer Schertler Obtains Sixth Circuit Reversal of Healthcare Fraud and False Statements Convictions Based on Brady Violation

EXPERIENCE. JUDGMENT. RESULTS.

To learn more about Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears