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Scott F. Hallauer

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Scott Hallauer is a Virginia Beach Trial Lawyer, Former Prosecutor and Reserve Navy JAG Officer dedicated to providing thorough representation, tenacious advocacy, and personal attention to the needs of his clients.

The office is centrally located in the Mt. Trashmore Park area of Virginia Beach, and specializes in areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Traffic, Personal Injury, and Military Law.

Scott was born into a military family the son of a Navy Pilot. He graduated magna cum laude from Radford University in 1994 and went to Washington DC as a legislative assistant in The United States House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. He attended law school at Loyola University in New Orleans where he graduated cum laude in 1998.

Mr. Hallauer was commissioned in the Navy JAG Corps in 1998. He was stationed as a defense attorney in Norfolk, VA and was trying serious criminal cases before most of his classmates had seen the inside of a courtroom. He also served as the Independent Staff Judge Advocate for Naval Support Activity New Orleans and traffic court judge while on active duty.

Mr. Hallauer left active duty for the JAG Corps Reserves in 2002. He was hired as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Norfolk and began prosecuting serious crimes, traffic offenses and misdemeanors. Scott moved to the prosecution in the City of Virginia Beach in 2004 where he prosecuted violent crimes and serious felonies.

Mr. Hallauer left the Prosecutor's Office in 2005, began his own law firm in 2006 and has been using all of his experience to help defend the citizens of the Tidewater region of Virginia ever since.

Mr. Hallauer continues to serve our country in the United States Navy Reserve JAG Corps. CAPT Hallauer has served with the Naval Legal Service Office Mid Atlantic, Naval Network Warfare Command, Regional Legal Service Office Mid Atlantic, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Regional Legal Service Office Japan, and Appellate Defense. CAPT Hallauer currently serves at Appellate Government in the Washington Navy Yard. He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal x2, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal x2, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Pistol Expert Marksmanship Medal.

Scott is the father of three children and is married to his high school sweetheart.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006 Founder

Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Guardian Ad Litem Children, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appels 4th Circuit, 2015
  • Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2017


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana J.D. cum laude - 1998
  • Radford University, Radford, Virginia B.S. magna cum laude - 1994

Representative Clients

  • Aerotech Management
  • Ghostmeat Records
  • Grabb Enterprises
  • Sandbridge Sugarshack
  • Flip Flop Shop Virginia Beach
  • Photobomb LLC
  • Complete Office Installations

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal x2
  • Navy Achievement Medal x2
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Global Ware on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • Pistol Expert Marksmanship Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar , Member, 1998 - Present
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association , Member, 2002 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association , Member, 2002 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Navy JAG Corps, Criminal Defense Counsel & Staff Judge Advocate, 1998 - 2002
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • United States House of Representatives, Legislative Assistant, 1994 - 1996
  • College

Client Reviews

Honest Feedback from Former Clients
  • Expert, Professional & Steadfast Representation

    “I give the Hallauer law firm my highest recommendation for anyone seeking quality representation or legal advice.”

    - John K.
  • Goes Above & Beyond for His Clients

    “He truly cares about his clients and will represent you like he was fighting for a family member.”

    - Amanda H.
  • Very Professional & Courteous

    “Hallauer Law Firm is an asset to the Hampton Roads Community.”

    - Melissa L.
  • An Abundance of Knowledge & Experience

    “We are grateful for their professionalism and legal acumen.”

    - Karen V.
  • Very Thankful for Your Help

    “Your willingness to advise us and work on our behalf was a true blessing.”

    - Corporate Client

Recent Victories

We Focus on Results
  • Not Guilty Racketeering & Narcotics Conspiracy
  • No Misconduct Navy ADSEP Hearing Sexual Harassment
  • Not Guilty DUI
  • Primary Physical Custody Retained Child Custody
  • Life Sentence Results in Reduced Charges Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • Protected & Ensured Proper Results Wrap Around Legal Services

Firm Accolades

Professional Memberships
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar

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