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Frederick Vaiana

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Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Appeals

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Frederick Vaiana is admitted to both the Indiana and Illinois bars and is additionally licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana as well as the Northern District of Illinois. In his role at VZP, Vaiana focuses  on criminal defense, striving to produce suitable results for each client’s needs by utilizing all tools of the criminal justice system. Vaiana is a respected author and commentator, regularly co-authoring articles for Indiana Lawyer magazine and serving as a guest on WTLC and WFNI radio stations. He has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer for the years 2007-2013, inclusive, by Indianapolis Monthly and Law and Politics Magazines, and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Indiana for the years 2011-2013, by The National Trial Lawyers. In addition, he’s held memberships in The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, and the criminal justice section of the Indianapolis Bar Association - See more at: http://www.vzplaw.com/people/frederick-vaiana/#sthash.cZ0KOuFQ.dpuf

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    23 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Russell Byron Cate

    Fred Vaiana is a great attorney who defends the rights of his clients. As a former deputy prosecuting attorney in Hamilton County I worked with Fred to resolved dozens of cases and he always went the extra mile for his clients.

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    Russell Cate Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Voyles Zahn & Paul

141 E Washington St Ste 300
Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3676

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199208/04/2015
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law - Not Currently Registered,Has Not Demonstrated Required MCLE Compliance199208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyer - IndianaThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyer - IndianaThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyer - IndianaThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Indiana Superlawyer Criminal DefenseIndiana Super Lawyers Magazine2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerVOYLES ZAHN & PAUL1992 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember1995 - 2007
The Indianapolis Bar AssociationCriminal Justice Section1992 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - 2003

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana LawyerSidebars2013
Indiana LawyerSet Up for Success2011
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Contributing Author, Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Vaplaraiso UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The DWI at TrialClosing Arguments2009
The Criminal Trial: Vior Dire to ClosingPresentation of Defense Evidence2007
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About OWI, HTV, and Traffic LawDefending Habitual Traffic Violator Charges and Avenues for Hardship License Relief1998