Sean’s practice areas focus primarily on litigation, where he represents clients and businesses in criminal and civil matters as well as resolving disputes as an administrative officer in arbitration hearings.
Prior to joining Hamilton Clarke, LLP, Sean served as a public defender with The Legal Aid Society of New York City (LAS), the largest public-interest law firm in the United States, where, since 2016, he represented thousands of indigent clients charged with serious felonies and misdemeanor matters. During his tenure, Sean litigated several suppression hearings and tried dozens of bench and jury trials to verdict. In his most recent trial, Sean secured the full acquittal of a client charged with attempted murder and weapons possession.
Sean is also a certified arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the United States. In this role, Sean is tasked with applying relevant laws, regulations and financial standards to resolving complex financial disputes, as well as facilitating negotiations and dialogue between disputing parties. He has also provided legal counsel to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s hurricane disaster relief loan program.
In addition to his broad legal practice, Sean is a member of New York City’s Community Board 9. Also, he is a volunteer tutor of reading, writing, English and ESOL with South Bronx United, a nonprofit organization that offers educational, sports coaching and immigration support services to at-risk middle and high school students. Sean has also tutored South Korean students in the English language, and he is a proud member of the New York Rugby Club, the oldest rugby club in the United States (founded in 1929).
- Complex State and Federal Criminal Defense
- Domestic U.S. Arbitration
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- New York Law School, JD (2016)
- Ohio University, BA (2011)