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Lisa Manning is Counsel to Schertler & Onorato, LLP.  Her practice focuses on representation of individuals in civil and criminal litigation, investigations, and expungement.  Ms. Manning has counseled both U.S. and overseas clients in matters ranging from state-level criminal cases to global investigations.  Her experience includes cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust (cartel and price fixing issues), the Office of Foreign Assets Control, fraud, securities, government contracts, and local criminal defense.  In addition, she has represented clients in a variety of government inquiries, including regulatory, grand jury, and Congressional investigations.  


Ms. Manning also has expertise in the expungement of criminal records and has handled all manner of cases in this area.  In 2009, she founded Record Absolutions, a law practice dedicated to criminal record mitigation and related issues. Ms. Manning recently prevailed in a unique and highly-contested Motion before a U.S. District Court to expunge a federal case.  She is committed to advocacy in this area through her academic writings, support of a federal expungement statute, and by assisting multiple clients to successfully mitigate their records.


Ms. Manning graduated from Washington & Lee School of Law in Virginia, after completing her B.A. in International Relations/Economics at The George Washington University.  She is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland Bars, as well as corresponding Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court.  Ms. Manning is the current Chair of the Bar Association of the District Columbia’s Young Lawyers Section.  A D.C. native, she is also active in the community through volunteer work for D.C. Central Kitchen and the D.C. Bar’s Advice and Referral Clinic.  Ms. Manning is proficient in French and Spanish.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Expungement: 25%
  4. White Collar Crime: 25%


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  • Lonny Bramzon

    Lisa is a very knowledgeable attorney. When it comes to the field of expungements and any type of record clearing, there really is no one who is more proficient than Lisa. I have worked with her on various matters and her work is always type quality. I highly recommend her services.


    Lonny Bramzon Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Schertler & Onorato, LLP

575 7th Street, NW
Suite 300 South
Washington, DC, 20004


DCActive 200907/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyer of the YearBar Association of the District of Columbia2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSchertler & Onorato, LLP2011 - Present
PrincipalRecord Absolutions2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaCo-Chair, Young Lawyers Section2014 - Present
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Capitol Hill chapter)MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. SAll case records ordered sealed by the Court.
United States v. TAll case records ordered sealed by the Court.
United States v. CConviction set aside by Court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
For the Record: The Expungement Law BlogExpungement Implications of DC Intoxilyzer Errors2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
George Washington UniversityInternational Relations: EconomicsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Phi Alpha Delta Law LuncheonAlternative Legal Practice Areas2010