Danny Onorato

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington, DC

Schertler & Onorato, LLP
 | 901 New York Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-628-4199
Fax: 202-628-4177
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Danny Onorato is a partner at Washington, D.C., based Schertler & Onorato, LLP. Mr. Onorato handles a wide range of complex civil and criminal matters and has been involved with many cases involving white collar criminal offenses.

After his upbringing in the New York and New Jersey area, Mr. Onorato received a bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College and earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. Following law school, he gained valuable legal experience by serving as a clerk for the District of Columbia Superior Court and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Washington, D.C., region.

Before practicing in a private capacity, Mr. Onorato served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. Over the course of his career, he has litigated cases in a variety of courts and participated in criminal investigations in states such as Alabama, New York, Maryland, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Many of Mr. Onorato’s cases have involved executives from various well-known corporations embroiled in issues such as bribery and gratuities, counterfeiting, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and witness intimidation. He has also litigated cases involving various types of fraud including bank fraud, immigration fraud, mail and wire fraud and tax fraud.

Mr. Onorato is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia as well in the state of California, and is licensed to appear before federal courts including the U.S. District Courts for Colorado, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Mr. Onorato is a member of professional organizations including the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, White Collar Crime


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Danny Onorato

Admitted: 2002, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://www.schertlerlaw.com/attorneys/danny-onorato/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court in Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for D.C.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • California

Educational Background:

  • Lycoming College
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Office Location for Danny Onorato

901 New York Avenue Northwest
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202-628-4199

Fax: 202-628-4177

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Last Updated: 11/22/2019

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