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Sean Patricio Cecil

Sean Patricio Cecil

Dedicated Criminal Defense in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury
  • North Carolina
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Sean is licensed to practice state courts in North Carolina and Washington State (currently on inactive status), and in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Western District of Washington Federal Courts.

A graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, Cecil represented the law school in a national moot court competition at UCLA in 2005 after placing first in the intra-school competition. After law school, Sean's first job was as a public defender, there he realized a lifelong passion for helping the underprivileged and questioning authority. Attorney Cecil has been lead counsel in several jury trials, has successfully argued motions in numerous criminal and civil cases, and has represented clients in state and Federal courts as well as countless administrative proceedings. He continues to fulfill his passion for indigent defense as a member of the CJA panel providing federal criminal defense to indigent defendants in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

In 2012 the Northwest Indian Bar Association presented Mr. Cecil with an award for outstanding pro-bono contributions related to his work at the Urban Indian Law Clinic at the Chief Seattle Club. He is a member of the Water Protector's Legal Committee, formed in response to environmental injustice involving pipeline placement and threats to native nations' sovereignty.

Sean moved to North Carolina in 2014 to be closer to his wife Kathryn's family. They currently reside in Raleigh, NC with their two small children and pit bull terrier Lucille. Mr. Cecil's practice in North Carolina includes criminal defense, personal injury, and the occasional employment or civil rights matter.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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4th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Sean P. Cecil, PLLC
- Current
Boutique law firm focusing on Federal and State criminal defense, personal injury, and occasional civil rights or employment law cases.
Edelstein & Payne
Representation and litigation in a variety of disputes representing workers, injured people, and criminal defendants.
Lewis & Clark Law School
Honors: First place, inter-school moot court competition.
Activities: National Moot Court Competition
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Outstanding Probono Contributions
Northwest Indian Bar Association
Award received for extensive volunteer work at the Chief Seattle Club Urban Indian Legal Clinic.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 48882
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
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Wake County Racial Equity Network
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Speaking Engagements
Defending Protesters to a Jury, Washington Chapter of National Lawyers Guild, University of Washington
National Lawyers Guild
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Office of Sean P. Cecil, PLLC
315 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Telephone: (919) 828-1456 Ext. 5
Fax: (919) 828-4689
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Consultations and meetings available outside listed business hours