Christie A. Leary

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Law Offices of Christie A. Leary, P.C.
 | 10505 Judicial Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-359-7111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

As founding partner of the Law Offices of Christie A. Leary, P.C., Christie A. Leary is dedicated to serving clients with their personal injury, medical malpractice and criminal defense needs in Fairfax County, Virginia, and throughout northern Virginia. Ms. Leary has litigated cases heard in the courts of every jurisdiction in the state, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A native of northern Virginia, Ms. Leary graduated from the College of William & Mary and the George Mason University School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of International Legal Studies. From 2008 to 2009, she served as an adjunct professor for George Mason University School of Law's Legal Research, Writing and Analysis course.

As an attorney, Ms. Leary has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases ranging from simple traffic offenses to complex personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. She has also handled extremely difficult criminal cases, such as that of the so-called Beltway Sniper, for whom she served as part of the defense team.

Ms. Leary has been named in Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in both Virginia and the District of Columbia and was named one of Virginia's Top Young Attorneys by Richmond Magazine. She is also recognized as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbard. Ms. Leary serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association and is active in the Fairfax Law Foundation, the ethics subcommittee for Virginia State Bar – Fifth District, Section III, as well as other community organizations.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (40%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2014

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About Christie Leary

Admitted: 2001, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.leary-law.com/index.php/attorney-profiles

Honors and Awards:

  • Golden Gavel - Emerging Leader, Fairfax Law Foundation Fellows Program, 2012
  • President's Award, Fairfax Bar Association, 2011
  • Top Virginia Young Attorney, Richmond Magazine, 2011
  • President's Award, Fairfax Bar Association, 2010
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40, 2012
  • Judge, Moot Court Board Second and First Year Mock Trial Competitions, George Mason University School of Law
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Criminal and Personal Injury Attorneys, 2012
  • Fairfax Law Foundation Society of Fellows Golden Gavel Award – Young Emerging Leader, 2012
  • Avvo, Superb Rating. Perfect 10.0
  • Richmond Magazine, Virginia's Top Young Attorneys, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Dean's Scholar, First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, George Mason University School of Law
  • Board of Editors, Journal of International Legal Studies, George Mason University School of Law
  • Member, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, College of William and Mary
  • Member, NCAA Division I Field Hockey Team, College of William and Mary

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fairfax Bar Association, President Elect, 2017 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Fairfax Bar Association, 2011 - Present 
  • George Mason University School of Law, American Bar Association Attorney/Mentor Shadowing Program
  • George Mason University School of Law, Small Firm Advisory Board of Directors
  • George Mason University American Inns of Court - 2007 - 2011
  • Fairfax Law Foundation, Chair, 5k Race Committee, 2009 - 2013
  • Fairfax Law Foundation, President - 2015-2016
  • Fairfax Law Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section - President, 2008 - 2009
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section Board of Directors, 2006 - 2010
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Young Trial Lawyers Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee, 2007 - 2008
  • Virginia Women Attorney's Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar – Ethics – 5 th District, Section III Subcommittee, 2011 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Fairfax Bar Association, 2008 - 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Virginia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Color of Justice Program Planning Committee, 2008 - 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Law – Legal Career Seminar Host, George Mason University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Research, Writing and Analysis III, George Mason University, School of Law, 2008 - 2009
  • The Political Offense Exception, Vol. 5, George Mason University School of Law, 2000

Educational Background:

  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 1997
Office Location for Christie A. Leary

10505 Judicial Drive
Suite 203
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-359-7111

 

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Last Updated: 6/8/2017

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