Sean is an attorney in Pacific Legal Foundation’s separation of powers group, specializing in environmental law. Prior to joining PLF, Sean was an associate at a large law firm, where he specialized in environmental litigation and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Colin Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville and the Honorable Michael Hogan of the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division.
Sean earned his law degree from William & Mary Law School, graduating valedictorian, Order of the Coif, and summa cum laude. He served as Symposium editor of the William & Mary Law Review and competed on the Moot Court National Team. Sean’s appreciation of how the Constitution’s separation of powers preserves liberty and ensures accountability is heavily influenced by the writings of, and his interactions with, Justice Antonin Scalia. As a 2L, Sean attended a lunch with Justice Scalia when William & Mary awarded him the Marshall-Wythe Medallion and took in his lecture on Morrison v. Olson. As Student Bar Association president, Sean oversaw a committee that secured Justice Scalia as the Class of 2014 commencement speaker and was fortunate enough to meet the Justice before they both delivered their respective commencement addresses.
Sean graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Fordham University, receiving his B.A. in international political economy with a history minor. He served as senior class president and on the Dean’s Council and was inducted into Fordham Club. His international political economy studies, for which he received The Rev. Ferdinand Verbiest SJ Award for outstanding scholastic achievement in the major, informed his understanding of the importance of property rights. These studies linked the United States’ relative economic success to its respect for property rights, as compared to the economies of countries whose judiciaries afforded less-robust protections.
Sean is the author of the following law review articles:
In his free time, Sean enjoys attending Phillies Sunday home games though his partial season ticket plan, going to the beach and swimming in Sea Isle, New Jersey, running, reading adventure novels, and playing golf and tennis.
Sean is a member of the bars only in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.