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Born and raised in Upstate New York, Sal went on to obtain his college degree and subsequently attended Syracuse University College of Law.

After a seven year career in the Onondaga County District Attorney´s Office where he prosecuted violent felony offenses, Sal went on to private practice and rose in the ranks of a private law firm until he became a partner in the law firm of Martin, Martin, Piemonte & Woodard. While concentrating his practice on complex criminal and civil litigation, Sal also lectured extensively for both the New York State and Onondaga County Bar Associations and taught as an adjunct professor at Cayuga Community College as well as Syracuse University. Additionally, Sal has lectured extensively on trial practices at Syracuse University College of Law.

Throughout his career, he has been a prosecutor, judge, a defense attorney and a defendant himself. His unique experiences have allowed him to see the criminal justice system from every angle.

He has successfully handled some of Upstate New York´s most notorious cases, including two death penalty cases in both State and Federal Court.

Sal´s courtroom victories include acquittals in high profile murder cases and numerous narcotic cases as well as other violent and non-violent felony matters. At one point in his career, a local police narcotic squad was so beset by his winning tactics that they actually wore t-shirts with his picture on the back with the Spanish phrase "the drug lawyer".

Sal Piemonte has had feature articles written about his legal career in the Syracuse Post Standard, Herald Journal and the Syracuse News Times. He is considered one of the area´s top criminal trial attorneys whose unique tactics have garnered him countless courtroom victories.


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Sal Piemonte assisted our son in one of the most highly publicized criminal cases in Onondaga County.

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