Frederick Vaiana

In his role at VVLBW, Vaiana focuses  on criminal defense, striving to produce suitable results for each client’s needs by utilizing all tools of the criminal justice system.

Vaiana is a respected author and commentator, regularly co-authoring articles for Indiana Lawyer magazine and serving as a guest on WTLC and WFNI radio stations. He has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer for the years 2007-2013, inclusive, by Indianapolis Monthly and Law and Politics Magazines, and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Indiana for the years 2011-2013, by The National Trial Lawyers.   In 2013, he achieved highest rating of Superb.  In addition, he’s held memberships in The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, and the criminal justice section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Frederick Vaiana

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Valparaiso University, 1984
  • J.D., with honors, The John Marshall Law School, 1992

Awards & Associations

  • Indiana Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Indiana Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-­Author, Sidebars, The Indiana Lawyer
  • Contributing Author, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes, Thompson Reuters/Aspatore Publishing (2011)
  • The Dan Dakich Show, WFNI Radio
  • Legally Speaking, WTLC Radio
  • WXIN Television