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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Farrelly PC founder Sean J. Farrelly has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of Criminal Defense in Washington, D.C.


Less than three years after opening his practice, Farrelly PC founder Sean J. Farrelly has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the area of criminal defense in Washington, D.C.  Prior to forming Farrelly PC, Mr. Farrelly served as an Assistant Attorney General in the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General.  As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Farrelly prosecuted various criminal offenses committed within the District.  Prior to his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Farrelly served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

During his time in private practice, Mr. Farrelly has represented individuals charged with offenses ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Assault with Intent to Kill While Armed.  Mr. Farrelly has obtained numerous dismissals, acquittals and other favorable results for his clients.  In addition to his criminal defense practice, Mr. Farrelly represents individuals in civil litigation matters and in matters involving petitions for Civil Protection Orders.  Mr. Farrelly is rated 10/10 by Avvo and has been named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the area of criminal defense. 

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries.  Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country.  In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.  No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in any one state are named to Rising Stars.

Regarding his recognition as a Rising Star, Sean Farrelly commented: "I am extremely proud and humbled by my selection to Super Lawyers.  To be recognized by my colleagues as a top tier advocate in the area of criminal defense is a tremendous honor.  As always, I am committed to providing my clients with the best possible defense and also to defending the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.”

A full digital version of Super Lawyers Magazine can be viewed online here.

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