|Virginia - VA||25 years|
|Pennsylvania - PA||30 years|
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Attorney Alene Sprano has been a criminal defense attorney for 30 years. She started her career as a public defender and has represented defendants charged with capital murder. She specialzes in defending juveniles facing school disciplinary hearings and those charged with misdemeanors and felonies as well as adults charged with sex crimes against minors. Alene has focused exclusively on criminal defense from the beginning of her legal career. After graduating from law school in 1992, she hit the ground running as a trial attorney with the Office of The Public Defender in York, PA. As a new public defender, the courtroom experiences were immediate. She quickly rose through the ranks of the office, and by the end of six years, Alene was responsible for training and supervising other lawyers, as The Deputy Public Defender.
In 1998, Alene moved to Virginia and accepted a position with the Fairfax Office of The Public Defender. As a Senior Assistant, she was again made responsible for training and supervising other lawyers in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court division. As always, Alene took on the toughest cases herself, representing juveniles and adults charged with the most serious crimes of child sex abuse, violent felonies like robbery, carjacking, rape, malicious wounding, and murder; and juvenile defendants certified for trial as adults.
After almost a decade of experience as a public defender, Alene entered private practice in 2001, as a Senior Associate with the Law Office of Patrick Anderson. During this time, her practice expanded to include traffic offenses and low level misdemeanors, in addition to maintaining the most serious cases, including many high profile cases.
After spending a few years away from the courtroom to care for her two youngest children, Alene rejoined the active practice of law as a founding partner of the Sprano Law Firm. She began focusing on the representation of elementary, middle school and high school students facing School Disciplinary Hearings and Expulsion Proceedings in Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington Counties. While the dedication, zeal and commitment of the young public defender remain, they are now tempered by the wisdom that can only be gained by handling thousands of criminal cases and school proceedings over the years. This combination of ability and experience makes Alene Sprano an excellent choice for anyone looking for top notch legal representation in the criminal and the school disciplinary hearing areas.