Edward G. Salantrie is a Federal and State Criminal Defense Attorney who has earned a reputation for his aggressive representation and thoughtful preparation in all areas of Criminal Trial and Appellate work during the last 35 years.
Mr. Salantrie graduated Cum Laude from Boston College in 1976. He graduated with honors and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1980 from Nova University Law Center. There he received a Silver Tongue Award for Oral Argument.
Mr. Salantrie has been a Florida Bar Lecturer on Criminal Law Practice and Procedure. Prior to entering private practice in 1986 he was employed in the Capital and Major Crimes Divisions of the Broward County Public Defender’s Office.
Mr. Salantrie has represented thousands of people accused of criminal offenses and has tried over 100 federal and state jury trials, including lengthy and complex federal conspiracy and fraud trials and dozens of murder in first degree trials. Mr. Salantrie is one of only a small number of attorneys in Broward County to be certified by the Florida Supreme Court to handle Capital Cases. He has 35 years of Criminal Trial and Appellate experience in State and Federal Court, representing clients throughout Florida and the United States.
Mr. Salantrie has attained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest available and indicates a very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Florida Bar.