Christopher C. Fialko

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Fialko Law PLLC
 | 529 W Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-458-5415
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Christopher C. Fialko is the founder of Fialko Law, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fialko devotes his practice to criminal defense law in both state and federal courts and is experienced in high-end criminal cases involving assault, drug trafficking, embezzlement, murder, robbery, sex crimes and other felonies and misdemeanors.

    Fialko represents many clients who are professionals, including attorneys, bankers, doctors, real estate agents and other business people who are under investigation or facing state or federal criminal charges in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. He is admitted to practice in all North Carolina state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern federal districts of North Carolina.

    Fialko has earned awards and recognition by various entities in the legal profession. He is AV Preeminent* rated by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and is listed among the “legal elite” by Business North Carolina magazine.

    Fialko helps improve the justice system as an appointed member of the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission and serves on the Board of Governors of North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He belongs to professional organizations including the Mecklenburg County Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association,  and is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    Mr. Fialko earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and attained his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. He is board-certified in federal and state criminal defense by the North Carolina Bar Association and has been licensed to practice law since 1992.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Christopher Fialko

    Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • AV rated by the venerable Martindale-Hubbell
    • Legal Elite by Business Magazine
    • Greater Charlotte’s 2016 Best Lawyer in Non-White Collar Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers
    • Super Lawyer

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Specialist in Federal and State Criminal Law, 2002

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mecklenburg County Bar
    • North Carolina 
    • North Carolina Bar Association
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Board of Governors, 2014 - present
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
    • United States District Court, Middle District of NC
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of NC
    • United States District Court, Western District of NC

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Fialko wrote an Amicus Brief in the 4th Circuit landmark case of United States v. Simmons.  The en banc circuit rules that under North Carolina's Structured Sentencing, many felonies do not count when calculating a defendant's federal criminal history, because they were not punishable for more than a year. , Amicus attorney, Amicus Brief in United States v. Simmons, N.C. Advocates For Justice, 2011

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Graduate of Stanford University, B.A. in Economics, 1992

    Educational Background:

    • Stanford University, B.A. in Economics, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • NC Sentencing And Policy Advisory Board
    • North Carolina Advocates For Justice
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    Office Location for Christopher C. Fialko

    529 W Summit Ave
    Charlotte, NC 28203

    Phone: 704-458-5415

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    Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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