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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
  • OCTOBER 2021
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  • AUGUST 2021
  • Six SOM&S Partners Are Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® List
  • JUNE 2021
  • David Schertler And Stuart Sears Obtain Probationary Sentence In Biopharmaceutical Trade Secrets Case In The Eastern District Of Pennsylvania
  • MAY 2021
  • Chambers USA Again Names SOM&S a Leading D.C. White-Collar Criminal Defense Firm, With Commentary that SOM&S “Always Punches Above Its Weight”
  • MAY 2021
  • David Schertler, Robert Trout, Danny Onorato, and Amy Conway-Hatcher Receive Prestigious Chambers USA Rankings
  • APRIL 2021
  • Tara Tighe Persuades the National Security Agency to Lift Government Contracting Suspension and Forgo Debarment of Career Engineer

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