Sean M. Cleary - Miami Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in Miami due to a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, a defective product or negligence form another party, call Sean M. Cleary for a free case evaluation.

Sean M. Cleary, Principal Lawyer in Miami, Florida

I opened my law firm in 2005 and since then I have been helping Miami residents receive fair compensation for injuries caused in any types of accidents.

Sean M. Cleary

Because the law is not just about trials and courts but mainly about people and their sufferings, we are constantly interested in the moral and ethical aspects of each case we have to deal with. Being people oriented has always been the foundation of our law office, and my team of assistants was trained to handle each case with integrity, honesty and a high level of compassion.

Sean Cleary, owner and President of The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary has helped numerous victims who have suffered injuries due to someone's negligence hold the responsible parties liable by compelling them to provide substantial compensation. His entire working philosophy resides on having an open and flexible communication process with every client or party involved in a case. Sean Cleary's legal acumen and professional savviness have always brought him success in winning many cases in court and establishing connections with the key leading people and experts from different areas related to his legal activity. His demeanor and ambition brought him, and his law office deserved positive reputation and trust.

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Sean M. Cleary: Education & Achievements

Sean M. Cleary received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, with the distinction of Cum Laude. He was selected as a Member and Officer for the University of Miami Moot Court Board and also participated in the International Moot Court Board, the National Moot Court Team, and the Business Law Journal. He graduated on the Dean's List from the University of Notre Dame where he received a degree in Pre-Professional Studies (Biology). He has been included as Florida Super Lawyers and has been named a Florida Rising Star each year since 2009 till present. Only 5% of attorneys in the state of Florida are selected each year.

Sean Cleary began his legal career handling complex commercial litigation cases at the Miami office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP, then went on working for Colson Hicks Eidson, where he tried numerous cases and obtained numerous multi-million dollar results for clients.

In the state of Florida, attorney Sean M. Cleary is a member of the Florida Bar Association since 1998 and earned a Juris Doctor degree.

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers of America

  • Wall Street Journal includes attorney Sean M. Cleary among the best South Florida Lawyers 2017-2020.

Awards & Honors

Florida Legal Elite

Florida Legal Elite

  • Named Florida Legal Elite Attorney in 2006
  • Named one of Florida's Top Up-and-Coming Attorneys
  • Named Florida Legal Elite in 2014

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyer

Florida Super Lawyer

  • Florida Super Lawyers each year since 2009 till present
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2009, 2010 and 2011

Awards & Honors

Top Young Attorneys in Florida

  • Named a Top Young Attorney in Florida
  • Rising Star in The Wall Street Journal in 2011

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The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

  • The National Trial Lawyers 2014 Top 40 Under 40 includes attorney Sean M. Cleary

Awards & Honors

US Business Legal Elite Awards

Best Car Accident Lawyers 2018 - Florida

  • US Business News includes attorney Sean M. Cleary among the best car accident lawyers in 2018.

Bar Admissions

All Florida State Courts, 1998

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011


Miami University School of Law

University of Miami School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1998

  • Graduate Cum Laude
  • Member and Officer of Moot Court Board
  • Member of International Moot Court Board
  • Member of National Moot Court Team
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
  • Business Law Journal


Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Science, 1993

  • Pre-Professional Studies Major
  • Dean's List

Memberships & Affiliations

Attorneys are often honored and recognized for the contributions to law and society that have made significant positive impacts. The focus at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary is first and foremost, providing nothing short of excellent legal representation and services to our clients in Miami, Florida, national and international clients as well.

We are proud to have been recognized by professional associations both in Florida, as well as nationwide for the work that we do for our clients. Besides Bar certification, there are various other professional certifying organizations and admission to these associations that demonstrate our experience and knowledge.

Best Lawyers »

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Sean and The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary have been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers directory. Best Lawyers is the original, most respected publication in the legal profession, based entirely on a peer review process. A listing in Best Lawyers is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a distinguished honor, bestowed on a lawyer by peers.

Clients can find in the Best Lawyers directory the best legal talent worldwide. Best Lawyers believes that the best lawyers recognize who the best lawyers are. Thus, their listings in the directory are based purely on the honest evaluations received from attorneys already highlighted in their publication in the same practice areas and geographic regions.

Sean M. Cleary has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2017. Sean has been awarded in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff. Mr. Cleary also made the Best Lawyer selection in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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Dade County Bar

Incorporated in 1920 Dade County Bar is dedicated to enhancing attorney's professionalism is to serve the lawyers of Dade County.

Personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary is a highly regarded member of the legal community of Dade County. He has served as Treasurer of the Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Section.

In February 2009 he did a judicial profile on Judge Ellen Leesfield. See below:

Dade County Bar
Director for the Miami-Dade County Justice Association

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Sean Cleary served two terms as Director for the Miami-Dade County Justice Association (2006-2010), an organization of talented Miami trial lawyers working together to serve the best interests of their clients and donating time and significant money to worthwhile charitable causes.

In addition to his significant work with the Miami-Dade Justice Association, Sean Cleary's past pro bono activities have included serving as a trial and appellate advocate for the Dade County Juvenile Guardian Ad Litem Program. Further, he has volunteered his time to serve on the Executive Committee of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami, Inc. See membership here.

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The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar is the third biggest bar organization in the United States. The organization's duties involve the regulation and discipline of Florida lawyers.

The Florida Bar has over 93,000 members. Personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary is a member of the Florida Bar.

See Sean M. Cleary's membership page here.

Important Publications of The Florida Bar

Million Dollar Advocates Certifications »

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Sean Cleary is a civil trial attorney specialized in defective products litigation, personal injury, maritime injury, and commercial litigation. See membership here.

As recognition of his excellence in advocacy, in March 2013 Sean Cleary has been certified as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Million Dollar Advocates Certificate

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Certificate

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Press Release of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Regarding Sean Cleary's Membership

American Association for Justice »

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The primary goal of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America, ATLA) is to promote an efficient and fair justice system. The association supports lawyers' efforts towards helping victims of different types of injuries suffered by the negligence of others. Personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary is a member of AAJ. See membership here.

Visit AAJ's Newsroom if you are interested in the latest news and events related to the Association.

Continuing Legal Education - CLE

American Association for JusticeIn its efforts to support members in the best possible ways, AAJ provides educational programs for professional development. The over 40 programs help lawyers to enhance their legal knowledge and learn new trial techniques and strategies.

Florida Justice Association »

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Florida Justice Association

The Florida Justice Association was formerly known as Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL). The association is committed to enhance Florida's civil justice system and to protect the rights of citizens.

Sean Cleary is a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures for the Southern District of Florida and Ad Hoc Committee Organizing the Southern District of Florida's Bench & Bar Conference. Mr. Cleary was also selected to attend the prestigious Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conferences in 2011 and 2013 as a representative for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. See membership here.

Florida Legal Elite »

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Florida's Legal Elite is chosen every year by peer voting, and Florida Trend Magazine announces it. This prestigious list consists of no more than 2% of Florida attorneys from different areas of practice.

Personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary of The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary was named one of Florida's top up-and-coming attorneys and was included on Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2006 list. Mr. Cleary was chosen as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well.

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Super Lawyers »

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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service. The rating phases include research, nominations of peers, and evaluations of peers. Each year Super Lawyers Magazine features the list of selected attorneys. To recognize top up-and-coming attorneys, Super Lawyers launched the Rising Star selection.

Sean M. Cleary's Achievements at Super Lawyers

  • Florida Super Lawyers each year since 2009 till present
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2009, 2010 and 2011
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Avvo is a Q&A discussion forum where people can seek answers to their legal matters, free of charge. On Avvo's rating scale, developed since 2007, personal injury lawyer Sean M. Cleary has a rating of 10.0 - superb, making Mr. Cleary a Top Attorney in Florida in personal injury.

Avvo's mission is to provide transparency as well as more information and better guidance for those seeking legal assistance.

Lead Counsel »

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Lead Counsel Rating

Legal experience, solid reputation and demonstrated ethics brought to attorney Sean M. Cleary the achievement of Lead Counsel Verification.

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Attorneys Information Exchange Group

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As a member of The Attorneys Information Exchange Group Inc. (AIEG), Sean Cleary has access to information, experiences and effective litigation practices for the benefit of clients who are the victims of dangerous and defective products.

AIEG is a major resource when it comes to trial documents, strategy, and tactics. AIEG collects and makes available vast databases of information relating to product design and safety, ranging from automotive vehicles to consumer products.

Sensitive, often confidential, proprietary and trade secret information, obtained in written discovery and deposition testimony and shared with us, can influence litigation. Knowledge of defendants’ actions in prior litigation can also lead us to petition courts to compel defendants to produce certain documents and move for sanctions if a defendant’s discovery practices in one case do not mirror that of another which we deem a prior “similar” case. See membership here.

Other Memberships & Legal Profiles


ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, 6 Volume Series, Chapter 56 - Modern Products Liability (Co-Author), 2004
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Judicial Profile on Judge Leesfield
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