Frank Salvato

Frank Salvato

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney with 29 Years of Experience in State and Federal Courts.

Firm Overview

Experienced attorney in federal and state courts is exclusively devoted to criminal and traffic defense

Frank Salvato is an experienced criminal and traffic defense attorney with offices in Alexandria and Leesburg. Mr. Salvato has more than 29 years of proven success in all Northern Virginia Courts, Federal Courts in Virginia, and the Federal and Superior Courts of the District of Columbia. Initial consultations are free and strictly confidential.

Frank Salvato has represented clients in all areas of criminal and traffic defense, including:
- Criminal law
- Drug crimes
- Death penalty cases
- Homicides
- White collar offenses
- Assaults
- Juvenile criminal law
- Parole and probation
- Traffic violations
The Alexandria and Leesburg Offices of Frank Salvato provide convenient locations and hours for meeting an experienced traffic law attorney with a long history of success in driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence cases.

Skilled Alexandria defense lawyer

Mr. Salvato has won not guilty verdicts in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions including Maryland.

Mr. Salvato has substantial trial experience and has achieved acquittals in several high profile criminal cases. In 2005, Mr. Salvato secured a not guilty verdict in a federal death penalty case in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria -- one of only about 13 such acquittals in the history of the nationwide Federal Death Penalty Act. Not guilty verdicts have been secured by him before every federal judge currently sitting in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

Virginia attorney has defended professional athletes, police officers and death penalty inmates

Mr. Salvato is available to defend a wide variety of clients and criminal cases. Past clients have included current and former professional athletes, police officers charged with criminal offenses, and individuals facing the death penalty in federal and state courts. The law office of Frank Salvato provides zealous representation to all clients no matter how large or small the case. Consultations about appeals are welcomed, as Mr. Salvato has argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Salvato has lectured on areas of criminal defense including issues involving jury selection and trial strategy. He has been interviewed by various media outlets, including an interview with Dan Rather on 60 Minutes.

Main Office

Main Office
1203 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314






Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases handled for Flat, Fixed Fee.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, Some weekend hours available also

Criminal Defense

Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney

An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in Virginia, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 23 years, Frank Salvato has been fighting to defend the rights of our clients. He has built our reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Virginia criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

For more than 23 years, Frank Salvato in Alexandria and Leesburg has represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Homicide murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Frank Salvato can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that Frank Salvato strives diligently to help you overcome it, and works tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
Frank Salvato goes the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. He has taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that he is dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, his efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. He personally speaks with witnesses, reviews police records and examines the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. He also brings in experts who challenge the prosecution and help him prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Frank Salvato today.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

I have 29 years of experience in State and Federal Courts and have enormous knowledge of the particular Judges and prosecutors in both systems. Working closely with the client, I am the one responsible for court appearances, preparation and trial. When you hire me, please know I will work diligently to present your case and achieve the best possible results. My results speak for themselves and few attorneys have achieved the significant not guilty verdicts my office has garnered in both State and Federal Court.

Frank Salvato

Frank Salvato

Frank Salvato has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-Criminal law
-Driving while intoxicated
-Drug crimes
-Juvenile criminal law
-Parole and probation
-Traffic violations

-Virginia and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1989
-District of Columbia and U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1990
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

-Washington College of Law, J.D., 1989
-American University, B.A., 1986

Associations and memberships
-Virginia State Bar
-The District of Columbia Bar
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
-Alexandria Bar Association


Washington College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1989