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Scott Frederick Hallauer

Criminal defense Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

4.2   5 reviews

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Scott F. Hallauer is a Virginia Beach trial lawyer and former prosecutor and Navy JAG officer, and founder of Hallauer Law Firm. With more than 20 years of legal experience, he’s dedicated to serving clients through thorough representation, tenacious advocacy, and personal attention.
Mr. Hallauer was born into a military family as the son of a Navy pilot and was commissioned in the Navy JAG Corps in 1998. He was stationed as a defense attorney and lawyer in Norfolk and also served as the Independent Staff Judge Advocate for Naval Support Activity New Orleans while on active duty.
Mr. Hallauer left active duty as a civilian lawyer in 2002, and continues to serve our country in the United States Navy Reserve JAG Corps. He’s also served with the Naval Legal Service Office Mid Atlantic, Naval Network Warfare Command, and the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, among others.

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Licensed for 24 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 12/27/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/27/2022

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Hallauer Law Firm
520 S. Independence Blvd.
Suite 210
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


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Posted by Lori | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Professional
Mr. Hallauer has been there for our family on multiple occasions. On each occasion he was professional, supportive and dedicated to our needs.
Posted by Gary O'Neill | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hallauer was there for me, when I needed representation
Mr. Hallauer represented me following a collision. Not only did he show knowledge and professionalism, but also made himself available for questions and progress updates. I could not have obtained the fair settlement without him.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2011
Great lawyer for will, criminal defense, family law matters.
Scott did wills, living wills, and powers of attorney for my wife and myself. Great job. It was easy and painless.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Mr. Hallauer is the most professional and knowledgable lawyer. He's best!
When I needed an attorney and thought my world had come to an end, Scott Hallauer provided me with ease of mind and defended my interests perfectly. I truly believe him to be the best attorney in Virginia. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Run
Run as fast as possible, don't waste your time nor money with this couple. They work against you.
Response from Scott Hallauer October 19, 2021
Sorry you feel this way. We worked hard and got everything you wanted in your divorce agreement. When you refused to follow our advice we decided to terminate our representation. Hopefully you find what you’re looking for.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hallauer Law Firm
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • United States Navy JAG Corps, Criminal Defense Counsel & Staff Judge Advocate
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Legislative Assistant
  • United States House Of Representatives
  • 1994 - 1996
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  • Loyola University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1998
  • Radford University
  • B.S. magna cum laude
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth V. Perkins
  • Not Guilty / Acquitted


  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Navy Achievement Medal x2
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Global Ware on Terrorism Service Medal
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Pistol Expert Marksmanship Medal
  • US Navy
  • N/A
  • Navy Commendation Medal x2
  • US Navy
  • N/A
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  • Admiralty Opinions
  • United States District Court Eastern District Louisiana
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Norfolk NLSO MIDLANT
  • Military Divorce Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Hallauer for over a decade, since serving with him in the Navy JAG Corps. He is one of the finest trial lawyers I have ever known. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone seeking criminal defense or family law assistance in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area."
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