Sean J. Cleary is a trial (courtroom) lawyer who works for people who have suffered serious personal injuries. Serious personal injuries can occur as the result of a wide range of conduct, such as the carelessness (negligence) of others, which might include not paying attention while driving or medical malpractice. 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 and 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 (negligence) of another person or by a defective product. For example I represent people who have been hurt or injured in: automobile accidents, car accidents, SUV (sport utility vehicle) accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, street sweeper accidents, people who were traveling as passengers, and people who were walking (pedestrians); people who may have been bitten or attacked by a dog; people injured by doctors, surgeons, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical providers (medical negligence or malpractice); people injured at construction sites; and people injured by defective products (product liability or strict liability), including defective medical equipment, or recreational equipment, (such as swimming pools), automobiles, and prescription medications.
My practice also includes the 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 (non-criminal) cases arising 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 also a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and the Massachusetts Bar Association. 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.