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S&O Obtains “Actual Innocence” Finding in D.C. Superior Court


DECEMBER 2015

Lisa Schertler, Danny Onorato, and Lisa Manning obtained an “actual innocence” finding in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a client who had served ten months in jail before his exoneration.  Schertler & Onorato undertook representation of the client post-trial and post-appeal.  On the client’s behalf, the firm filed and litigated a successful Motion for New Trial based on newly-discovered evidence as well as a successful Motion to Seal criminal records based on actual innocence.

Recent News
  • SEPTEMBER 2022
  • David Schertler, Danny Onorato, Chris Mead, and Robert Trout Receive Lawyer “Lifetime Achievement” Honor in Washingtonian Magazine
  • AUGUST 2022
  • Danny Onorato Is Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Criminal Defense in the Washington, D.C. Area
  • AUGUST 2022
  • Six SOM&S Attorneys Make the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® List
  • AUGUST 2022
  • Tara Tighe Wins Appeal in Maryland Court of Special Appeals Over Meaning of “Prevailing Party” Status for Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
  • JULY 2022
  • Lisa Manning Serves as Panelist at ABA International Cartel Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal
  • JULY 2022
  • David Schertler Secures Post-Indictment Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Federal Program Bribery and Conspiracy Case

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