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Sean J Cleary

Personal injury Attorney at Amherst, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 30 years
    Connecticut - CT 29 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1994
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, construction site accidents, dog bites, bicycle accidents, defective products, and slip, trip or fall accidents.

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Operating the Influence (Alcohol or drugs), assault and battery, and felony.

    30 years

I am a trial lawyer who works for people who have suffered serious personal injuries. Serious personal injuries are often the result of a wide range of conduct, such as the carelessness of others.  I have represented those whose injuries were the direct result of motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. However, serious personal injuries can also occur due to a defective product, such as a medical device, a dietary supplement or a prescribed medication.  I also represent the family members of those making wrongful death claims as well as others who cannot represent themselves, such as children and incompetent people. Other areas of my practice include business disputes and criminal defense.

There are many ways a person can be harmed by the carelessness of another person or by a defective product. For example, I have represented people who have been hurt or injured in: motor-vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bus accidents. I have also represented people who were traveling as passengers and people who were walking when an accident occurred. People who may have been bitten or attacked by a dog.  My medical malpractice experience includes helping those who have been injured by doctors, surgeons, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical providers; people injured at construction sites; and people injured by defective products such as defective medical equipment, recreational equipment, automobiles, and prescription medications.

My practice also includes representation of defendants in criminal cases, including those charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Violation of Probation, Drug cases, including Possession of Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D, and Possession with Intent to Distribute. (I accept Mastercard and Visa in criminal cases).

I also handle civil cases that arise out of business-to-business disputes (contract, breach of contract, failure to pay for goods or services, interference with customers or suppliers), and business-to-consumer disputes (negligence design and/or construction) including claims by homeowners against contractors.

I am a graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, Massachusetts. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences, Summa cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. I received a Juris Doctor, cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts. While at Suffolk University Law School I was a member of the Transnational Law Review. I am the President of the Hampshire County Bar Association (President Elect 2007-08).  I am a Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Fellowship is limited to 5 percent of the practicing bar in Massachusetts). I am licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut.

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The Law Offices of Sean J. Cleary
37 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA, 01002

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Posted by Donna | August 12, 2010
Peace of mind
Attorney Sean Cleary recently guided me through the entire estate planning process and prepared my will, durable power of attorney, health care proxy, living will, personal wishes statement, an inheritance disclaimer, and various beneficiary forms. I am 50 years old for whom survivors’ benefits are not desirable. Sean is professional, knowledgeable, and thorough, and, at the same time, warm and caring. Sean gave me honest counsel on how best to satisfy my emotional needs yet create the legally binding means necessary to protect my interests. He patiently addressed all my anxieties and provided me with reassurance and a peace of mind that is truly liberating!
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Posted by Allan | July 22, 2010
More than I expected from an Attorney/Client relationship
My name is Allan Nolan II and I originally met Attorney Sean J. Cleary in 2007 he represented me for an Auto accident claim. He succesfully rerepresented me in that case, and ever since has been of service in answering questions , concerns and even referrals concerning other legal matters that have come up for me. I would highly recommend him as an Attorney based on his peformance and how helpful he has been to me and my family. Sincerely, Allan E.L. Nolan II
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Posted by Andrea | April 30, 2010
A great lawyer for your accident claims...
A wonderful experience overall. Attorney Cleary is extremely professional, knowledgable, friendly, and helpful!


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Graham & Albano. P.C.
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Immerman, Daniel & Fontaine
  • 1993 - 1995


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Zaldivar, 413 F.3d 119
  • My client won.


  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Belchertown Board of Health
  • Current Chairman
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Eco Challenge Award
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2009


  • Suffolk Transnational Law Review
  • Jurisdiction—Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act—Foreign Sovereign Subject to United States Jurisdiction for Causing "Direct Effect" in United States, Republic of Argentina V. Weltover, Inc., 112 S. Ct. 2160 (1992)
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Show...WARE
  • I did shows on Massachusetts dog bite law, Massachusetts car accidents, Massachusetts slip and fall cases, and Massachusetts medical malpractice cases
  • 2005

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Amherst Personal injury Lawyer Sean J Cleary
Sean J Cleary
Personal injury Attorney
Amherst, MA
Licensed for 30 years
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