David Schertler

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Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Washington, DC

Schertler & Onorato, LLP
 | 901 New York Avenue Northwest, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-628-4199
Fax: 202-628-4177
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    David Schertler is a partner at Schertler & Onorato, LLP, where he focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense. He represents clients in the Washington, D.C., area and nationwide in many high-profile cases.

    Mr. Schertler frequently represents clients before various congressional committees and in investigations conducted by organizations such as the Department of Defense and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also prides himself on providing aggressive and dynamic representation in civil and criminal cases in both state and federal courts.

    A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Schertler began his legal career by working for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He later served as a federal criminal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, where he gained extensive trial and litigation experience. Mr. Schertler also spent time as chief of the homicide section of the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia before founding his current firm in 1996.

    Recognized as one of the top white collar criminal lawyers in the country, Mr. Schertler has earned many honors and awards throughout his career. He has been named one of the top white collar attorneys in the publication "Best Lawyers in America*" and the "International Who's Who of Business Lawyers." Washingtonian Magazine has also named Mr. Schertler one of the top 30 lawyers in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization consisting of the top trial attorneys in the nation.

    Enthusiastic about sharing his legal knowledge with his peers, Mr. Schertler regularly participates on panels at conferences and seminars, speaking on current topics related to white collar criminal defense.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Criminal Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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    About David Schertler

    Admitted: 1982, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage: http://www.schertlerlaw.com/attorneys/david-schertler/


    • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
    • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
    • Top 30 Lawyers" in Washington, D.C., by Washingtonian Magazine
    • Outstanding Advocate Award, 1989
    • Recognized as One of the Top White–Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Washington Area and Nationwide
    • The Best Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia

    Representative Clients:

    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) "Africa Sting" prosecution dismissed by the government after consecutive trials resulted in no convictions
    • Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Blackwater security guards for events occurring during the Iraq war
    • Enron, Worldcom, and AOL financial fraud investigations
    • Teamsters' corruption investigation in New York City
    • KPMB tax shelter investigation in New York City

    Educational Background:

    • Amherst College
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    Office Location for David Schertler

    901 New York Avenue Northwest
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20001

    Phone: 202-628-4199

    Fax: 202-628-4177

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    Last Updated: 12/16/2019

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