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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:
Kathryn Batey, a former Maryland Public Defender, joins the Law Office of Christopher Leibig.
Firm become “of counsel” to the Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling.
Firm selected to Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense for 2014-15.
Firm selected as a Top Criminal Defense Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-15.
Firm selected as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers for 2014-15.
Firm selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense for 2014-15.
Firm selected by Superlawyers as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense (Virginia and DC) for 2014-15.
Represented 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.
Represented Capital Murder defendant Mack Wood in Arlington County, Virginia along with Brad Haywood.
Represented Capital Murder defendant Charles Severance in Alexandria, Virginia along with Joseph King and Megan Thomas.
Lectured on criminal defense at the National University of Ireland’s Law School in Galway, Ireland along with Jasmin Mize and Cary Citronberg.
Lectured on criminal defense at the Eugene Dupoch Law School in Nassau, Bahamas along with Paul Pepper, Joni Robin, and Jasmin Mize.
Took part in national town hall meeting with lawyers and professors in Nassau, Bahamas about criminal justice reform.
Firm sponsors first annual Cannabis Conference for Marijuana Legalization in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Kathryn Batey speaks at first annual cannabis conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Firm 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.
Lectured on the Death Penalty at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2016
Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008
Admitted: 1996, Virginia
Professional Webpage: www.chrisleibiglaw.com/
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