Sean A. Sherlock is an award-winning trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, DUI/traffic defense, and civil litigation. A passionate and forceful advocate for his clients, Mr. Sherlock consistently achieves outstanding results through the application of his extensive trial experience and legal insight.
Having tried hundreds of cases ranging from DUI/DWI, drug distribution, fraud, embezzlement, domestic violence, gang offenses, and murder, Mr. Sherlock's depth of experience as a former prosecutor for the City of Alexandria distinguishes him from other defense attorneys. Clients facing criminal or traffic charges benefit from his unique insights into how law enforcement and prosecutors build their cases and prepare for trial. He uses this knowledge to tailor a compelling legal strategy to the individual needs and circumstances of each client in a goal-oriented approach to criminal defense, resulting in outstanding results for hundreds of clients facing criminal charges throughout Northern Virginia jurisdictions. Mr. Sherlock is committed to finding creative solutions to his clients’ legal situations and works tirelessly to fight for their rights.
Mr. Sherlock's extensive legal knowledge and success in the courtroom makes him a sought-after educator and trainer for other legal professionals. As a prosecutor, he conducted state-wide and local trainings for prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and allied professionals on a range of topics including evidence-based prosecution strategies in domestic violence cases, prosecution of criminal street gangs, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues for police, educational neglect, animal cruelty, and others. Since leaving the prosecutor’s office, Mr. Sherlock routinely trains new police recruits in courtroom procedure and testimony at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, and has also conducted Virginia-State-Bar-approved continuing legal education for attorneys on a host of topics.