Attorney Sean M. Cleary - Owner & President

Attorney Sean M. Cleary

"I started my legal career in 1998 and have been fighting for my clients for over 25 years.

Because the law is not just about trials and courts but primarily about people and their sufferings, we focus on the moral and ethical aspects of each client we represent.

Being people-oriented has always been the foundation of our law firm, and our team of legal assistants was trained to handle each case with integrity, honesty, and a high level of compassion."

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Having handled hundreds of jury trials and bench trials in Florida State Courts and Federal Courts, as well as in other states, personal injury attorney Sean Cleary is a highly skilled trial lawyer. He works directly to help victims in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and products liability (also known as defective products).

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 a positive reputation and trust.

Over the past 25 years, Sean has personally been involved in the recovery of substantially more than $100 Million Dollars. He has won verdicts of more than $10 million, and $1 million, many times, and has settled many more cases.

University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL 1995-1998

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1998.
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • 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

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 1989-1993

  • Bachelor of Science (Pre-Professional Studies/Biology), 1993
  • Dean’s List

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Rutland, VT 1985-1989

  • Highest GPA
  • Valedictorian

Sean M. 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.

  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Chicasaw Bar, Chicasaw Indian Nation, Oklahoma
  • PADI Licensed Scuba Diving Instructor
  • PADI Licensed M.S.D.T. (Master Scuba Diver Trainer)
  • St. Agnes Church - Lector, Usher, Acolyte
  • St. Agnes School - Consultative Board
  • Miami-Dade County ABOTA Wheel for Probate Court
  • Miami-Dade County Guardian Ad Litem Program – trial and appellate advocate

Sean is active in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and currently serves as the Miami, Florida ABOTA Chapter Membership Chair. Sean has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2017 and is a distinguished member of Best Lawyers’ Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Personal Injury Lawyer categories.

The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, P.A. has been a Best Law Firm in America since 2018 and is currently ranked Tier 1 – which the highest ranking.

Sean has also been recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators and America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyers. Based on cases he has tried and settled, resulting in verdicts of $1 million or more and $10 million or more, Sean has also been accepted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Sean was recently admitted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is a Pending Fellow. The Academy limits Fellowship to 500 active trial lawyers from the United States and includes over 150 Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the globe. Fellowship is by invitation only. Trial lawyers are invited to become Fellows only after an extremely rigorous vetting process, which includes both peer and judicial review. The Academy seeks out Fellows who have achieved a career of excellence as shown by their skills in trial, and as demonstrated by their integrity and professionalism.

Trial lawyers are admitted to fellowship in the Academy only if they possess, in an exceptional degree, the following qualifications: superior skill and recognized ability in trial and appellate practice; services rendered in promoting the best interests of the legal profession and the highest standards and techniques of advocacy; and excellent character, professionalism, and absolute integrity.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
Best Lawyers
The Best Law Firms in America
The Florida Bar
Million Dollar Advocates
Florida Legal Elite
Super Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers
America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigator
America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyer
Avvo
Lead Counsel
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Pending Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Membership Chair
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice Plaintiff
  • The Best Law Firms in America, Tier 1
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Wall Street Journal Best Lawyers in South Florida
  • Florida’s Legal Elite, Top Young Lawyers in Florida
  • Florida’s Legal Elite Rising Star
  • Wall Street Journal Top Young Attorneys in Florida
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers
  • Top Verdicts in the United States
  • Top Verdicts in the Southeast United States 2021
  • America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigator
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorneys are often honored and recognized for their 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.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
Florida Justice Association
The American Association for Justice
Dade County Bar Association
Dade County Trial Lawyer Association
Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section
Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference Co-Chairperson
Eleventh Circuit Federal Judicial Conference
Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Southern District of Florida Local Rules Committee
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martindale hubbell
Find Law
US Business News
Better Business Bureau
HG legal resources
Pathlegal
Lawyer Legion
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Dade County Trial Lawyer Association, Treasurer and Director
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section, Director
  • Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference Co-Chairperson
  • Southern District of Florida Local Rules Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Membership Oversight Committee
  • Eleventh Circuit Federal Judicial Conference, honorary invitee
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group


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