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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Christopher R.K. Leibig
Law Office of Christopher Leibig
114 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
T:Work 703-683-4310
F: Fax703-684-9700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1996
Education: William & Mary Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense


Chris has practiced criminal defense since December 1996, when he began his career as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Alexandria.  He entered private practice  by forming his own law firm in 2002. For the past sixteen years Chris has represented clients for serious crimes in the Northern Virgina area, and, more recently, throughout the State. He concentrates on serious felony cases, and handles misdemeanors and DWI cases on a select basis. In 2012, Chris formed the  Law Offices of Christopher Leibig, and in only one year the firm has gained recognition as one one of the very top criminal defense firms in the DC area. The  philosophy of this firm is to take only a small number of cases to ensure the proper attorney-client relationship in each one. This is not a factory-style, volume practice. Chris also teaches continuing legal education programs throughout Virginia, and regularly appears as a legal expert on local and national media outlets. 

Law Office of Christopher Leibig, 2014 Highlights:

star iconKathryn Batey, a former Maryland Public Defender, joins the Law Office of Christopher Leibig.

star iconFirm become “of counsel” to the Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling.

star iconFirm selected to Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense for 2014-15.

star iconFirm selected as a Top Criminal Defense Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-15.

star iconFirm selected as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers for 2014-15.

star iconFirm selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-15.

star iconFirm selected by Superlawyers as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense (Virginia and DC) for 2014-15.

star iconRepresented Capital Murder defendant Deborah Smith in Clarke County, Virginia along with Ed McMahon and Joni Robin. Murder charges dismissed, case resolved by a plea to perjury.

star iconRepresented Capital Murder defendant Mack Wood in Arlington County, Virginia along with Brad Haywood.

star iconRepresented Capital Murder defendant Charles Severance in Alexandria, Virginia along with Joseph King and Megan Thomas.

star iconLectured on criminal defense at the National University of Ireland’s Law School in Galway, Ireland along with Jasmin Mize and Cary Citronberg.

star iconLectured on criminal defense at the Eugene Dupoch Law School in Nassau, Bahamas along with Paul Pepper, Joni Robin, and Jasmin Mize.

star iconTook part in national town hall meeting with lawyers and professors in Nassau, Bahamas about criminal justice reform.

star iconFirm sponsors first annual Cannabis Conference for Marijuana Legalization in Williamsburg, Virginia.

star iconKathryn Batey speaks at first annual cannabis conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.

star iconFirm launches “The Caribbean Project” to represent Americans charged with crimes in Commonwealth Caribbean Countries (Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago , Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts) and associates with Prominent Nassau Lawyer Christina Galanos.

star iconLectured on the Death Penalty at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016

Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008

About Christopher Leibig

Admitted: 1996, Virginia

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Last Updated: 9/28/2015
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