Attorney Profile

Since 1974, Salvatore Sciandra has distinguished himself as one of the leading criminal defense and personal injury attorneys in the Central Valley.

Mr. Sciandra was a public defender for Fresno County from 1974 to 1983, where he served as Chief Trial Deputy. There, he defended homicide cases, including those that carried the death penalty. He also served as supervisor to the Public Defender’s Felony Trial Team.

In 1983, Mr. Sciandra opened his private practice, where he specializes in criminal defense and personal injury. Well known and respected in the community, he has handled numerous high-profile cases through his practice.

Additionally, Mr. Sciandra has taught at San Joaquin College of Law and has lectured for various groups that provide training in criminal practice and trial advocacy for the legal community. He has served as Judge Pro Tem for the Fresno County Superior Court.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California (state bar number 58256)
U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

University of San Diego, JD, 1973
California State University Los Angeles, BS, 1970
Awards and Distinctions

AV Rated, Highest rating possible from prestigious national legal rating service Martindale-Hubble.
“Northern California Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics magazine, 2004, 2006.

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Fresno County Bar Association