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 had 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, 2015 Highlights:
Firm selected as a top firm in criminal defense by Washongtonian Magazine for 2016-17.
Firm selected by US New and World Report as a top firm in criminal defense in the DC area for 2016.
Firm selected by Nova Magazine as a top law firm in criminal defense for 2016.
Firm selected by Best Lawyers as a top criminal defense law firm in the DC area in 2016.
Firm selected by Superlawyers magazine as a top form in criminal defense in the DC area in 2016.
Chris travelled to Kingston, Jamaica to lecture to two hundred students, as well as professors and a Supreme Court Justice, on digital evidence in the United States, March 2015.
Chris lectured on criminal defense to students at the College of William and Mary, March 2015.
Represented, along with Megan Thomas and Kathryn Batey, Michael Amin Gardner for child sex abuse in Arlington County.
Represented Owen Barber, convicted codefendant in the case of Commonwealth v. Justin Wolfe.
Represented, along with Joe King, Megan Thomas, and Kathyrn Batey, capital murder defendant Charles Severance in Alexandria City (venue moved to Fairfax).
Represented man accused as being part of an international child pornography ring in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Chris Leibig and Kathryn Batey represented approximately 27 clients for various crimes from capital murder to driving while intoxicated.