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Sean Cleary

Car accident Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   8 reviews

About Sean

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Currently the president and owner of The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, P.A., I have been an attorney for 18 years, establishing myself as one of Miami's most experienced, highly skilled personal injury lawyers.  

My focus falls on these practice areas: 

  • Car Accidents, 
  • Defective Products, specializing in
  1. Automotive components as airbags, seatbelts, tires, fires, roof crush; 
  2. Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs; 
  3. Defective medical devices; and 
  4. Other types of products. 
  • Personal Injury, 
  • Wrongful Death, 
  • Medical Malpractice, specializing in claims for spinal cord injuries and heart attack victims.
  • Admiralty & Maritime Accidents, 
  • Cruise Ship Accidents, 
  • Aviation (private and commercial airplanes and helicopters), 
  • Amusement Park Rides, and Water Slides.  

Licensed by the Florida Supreme Court, I can practice in 

  • All Courts in the State of Florida
  • The U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • I am also licensed by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and by
  • The United States Supreme Court, and 
  • I am a member of the Chickasaw Bar, Chickasaw Indian Nation, Oklahoma. 

I am also regularly admitted pro hac vice in other states, in both state and federal court. 

I am married and have two children. Avid scuba diver, I've obtained a Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor certification prior to practicing law and I love diving and fishing.  

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Sean

The Law Office of Sean Cleary
19 West Flagler Street
Suite 618
Miami, FL, 33130

Reviews

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Posted by Ngonidzaishe | April 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Very Knowledgeable Attorney
Sean Cleary is very strong in his knowledge of the law and his command of facts. He can be trusted to provide very good legal advice.
Posted by David | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aruban case handled in the US
I met Sean almost 2 years ago, following the collapse of a safety railing on a pier at a hotel in Aruba. I required two surgeries to correct my injuries, and I will never be able to drive a car and wear the driver's side seatbelt properly or without pain. Over the course of almost 2 years, Mr. Cleary guided and directed me through the immense challenges involved in pursuing a case against several corporations, including several outside the USA. Sean, Yanet and the rest of the team worked diligently for almost two years to force the corporations to agree to Mediation, where ultimately my case settled. Mr. Cleary and his team did an EXCELLENT job representing my case.
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Posted by Bertha | July 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You will not be disappointed!
I was involved in a pedestrian accident, where a car hit me while I was driving my bike. It's not always a situation like this occurs, so you don't even know where to start. One of my daughter’s colleague recommended Sean. When I spoke with him for the first time I was blown away. I had talked to multiple attorneys before, but none of them inspired trust. I felt like all they wanted was my money. However, Sean was different, he was not eager for the business. instead, I could tell that he actually wanted to help and guide me to find a solution. In our initial call we spoke for more than an hour and he explained the whole process and cost. I was not able to hire him because my situation turned into a criminal case, but nevertheless he guided me all the way through. I called him multiple times to obtain his opinion and he was always welcoming and understanding. I hope a situation like this never occurs again, but if it does, I'm confident that Sean will be able to help me through it. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Tom | April 17, 2014
Mr. Cleary is the best Miami lawyer to hire!
I was involved in a pedestrian accident a while ago and I thought that it will be very difficult to find a lawyer who is dedicated and experienced in such cases. A friend of mine recommended I talk to Sean Cleary about my accident. I highly recommend Mr. Cleary to anybody now, because he understood my concerns and guided me along the way from the moment I contacted him to the moment I received my compensation. Hiring him was the best thing I could do for my case!
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Posted by Richard | April 17, 2014
Tireless and understanding
I had a terrible food poisoning in a hotel during my vacation in South America. Sean helped me file a lawsuit against the hotel and he worked tirelessly to solve my case. Thank you very much Mr. Cleary!
Posted by Jenny | April 17, 2014
Sean Cleary is the best!
My husband and I were involved in a drunk driving accident last year. We were returning from work on a Friday evening and were hit by driver who didn’t stop in an intersection. My husband was driving and suffered minor injuries, but I had more serious injuries as the car slammed us on the right side. It was a shocking experience though, but Mr. Cleary helped us during that difficult moment in our lives and we received compensation for our damages.
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Posted by Michael | April 17, 2014
Thank you for your advice!
I needed advice a couple of months ago about an accident I had in a store caused by the negligence of their employees. I slipped on the floor and I was lucky I didn’t break anything. Sean Cleary helped me bring a personal injury lawsuit against the owners of the store and I got my compensation faster than I thought possible. I definitely recommend him to everyone in search for a great personal injury attorney!
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Posted by Jerry | April 17, 2014
Outstanding attorney!
My son was bit by a neighbor’s dog 3 months ago and we wanted a good lawyer to help us deal with this case. It may not seem a big case compared to car accidents or other serious injuries, but it was still a personal injury case and we needed someone to bring justice in our case. We got our compensation for my boy’s injury and we’d like to thank Mr. Sean Cleary for helping us.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial attorney
  • The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, P.A
  • 2005 - Present
  • Trial attorney
  • Colson, Hicks & Eidson
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Associate attorney
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • 1998 - 2002

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Airplane Fatal Crash
  • Verdict in excess of $1 million
  • Circus Performers Injured at Casino
  • Total verdict in excess of $1.2 million
  • Verdict Against Bank
  • Substantial jury verdict

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Membership Oversight Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern District of Florida Local Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • AAJ/ATLA
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • Member, former Director
  • N/A
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Director
  • N/A
  • Dade County Juvenile Guardian Ad Litem Attorney
  • Trial and appellate advocate
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference
  • Co-Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conferences in Point Clear, Alabama
  • Invitee
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dade County Justice Association
  • Director
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • US Business News
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite Attorney
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Top Young Attorney in Florida
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Justice Association, Annual Convention
  • Auto Insurance Policies Essential for Florida Drivers
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (632)
Given (2426)
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sean since 1995, and can say that I would recommend him without reservation to any friend or family member. His legal expertise is excellent, his ethical standards impeccable, and his success equal to any in the region. Anyone who needs a personal injury attorney should discuss their case with Sean Cleary."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cleary has an excellent reputation in the Miami community. We have a number of mutual acquaintances who have always spoken highly of Sean's experience, hard work, and commitment to his client's which have always earned them fantastic results. I would highly recommend Mr. Cleary for anyone's personal injury needs. Louis A. Vucci, Esq."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean really knows his stuff. He's a master of obtaining top results for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is excellent."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean Cleary is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and his clients sing his highest praises. He aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Cleary's experience is well documented and vows in every case to zealously represent the interests of his clients. It is always my pleasure to refer my clients to him; I know they are in good hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well-respected by his peers."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cleary gives great comprehensive advice to those in need."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A hardworking, driven attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cleary provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean has a sterling reputation in the legal community. He's an effective advocate that truly cares about his clients. Anyone in need of a personal injury attorney would be well served by his representation. I'm happy to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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