B.S., University of Florida
J.D., University of Notre Dame
Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; and Evidence
Professor Saviello has practiced for 17 years as a member of the Georgia and Louisiana State bars, specializing in criminal defense. He began his career with the Fulton County, Georgia Public Defender’s office, before joining the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in New Orleans. There, he defended men and women facing the death penalty at trial and on appeal across the state, successfully avoiding the imposition of the death penalty for all of his clients at the trial level. In 2000 he joined the highly regarded Federal Defender Program office in Atlanta, litigating cases in the courts of Georgia’s Northern District and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2010, he founded his own private practice, continuing his Federal criminal defense practice as well as representing clients in the Superior Court jurisdictions of metro Atlanta. He has been a faculty member of the Southern Public Defender Training Center since its creation in 2007. Professor Saviello joins the John Marshall faculty in the Fall of 2011 where he will teach Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence.