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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

  • Burglary

  • Robbery

  • Arson

  • Rape

  • 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.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    27 years, 50 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    27 years
  3. Federal Crime: 10%
    27 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Anthony Manuel Boneta

    I endorse this lawyer. Frank is an excellent criminal defense attorney.


    John Boneta DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark J Petrovich

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Salvato is an excellent attorney with vast experience in both State and Federal courts. He's an outstanding litigator, and combines intelligence, poise and presence in the courtroom. Mr. Salvato has handled many DUI cases, but also high-profile and capital murder cases. He also commands the respect of prosecutors and judges, and is persistent in pursuing the best outcome for his clients.


    Mark Petrovich DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Attorney At Law

1203 Duke St
Alexandria, VA, 22314-3515


DCActive 199007/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law198903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Defense AttorneySalvato Law Offices1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarN/A1990 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1990 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A1990 - Present
Virginia College of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A1990 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trial ExperiencesAcquittals & Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A