Attorney Profile

Christopher R.K. Leibig

Christopher Leibig

Law Office of Christopher Leibig
114 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria

Virginia (VA)

Contact Contact Christopher R.K. Leibig
T: 703-683-4310
F: 703-684-9700

Visit: www.chrisleibiglaw.com
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (100%)

Criminal Defense

Profile

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, 2013 Highlights:

Represented Client for Murder for Hire in Clarke County, Virginia along with Co-counsel Ed McMahon and Joni Robin (ongoing)

Represented Client for Murder for Hire in Arlington County, Virginia Along with Co-Counsel Bradley Haywood (ongoing)

Represented Arlington Sherriff’s Deputy Craig Patterson on First Degree Murder charges in Alexandria City along with Co-Counsel Joseph King and Megan Thomas. Patterson Found Guilty of Lesser Offense of Manslaughter, December 2013

Became "Of Counsel" to the Nationally Known Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling

Lectured on American Criminal Law at Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago

Taught Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Federal Criminal Law and the Presentation of Mitigation Evidence, July and August 2013

Selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense in the DC area (2013-2014)

Selected by Superlawyers as one of the Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense in DC and Virginia (2013-2014)

Selected by Best Lawyers as one of the Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense in DC area (2013-2014)

Represented Iranian Businessman for Computer Embargo Charges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Charges Dismissed

Represented Two Clients for Multi-Kilogram Cocaine Conspiracy Charges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Represented Two Clients for Multi-Kilogram Marijuana Conspiracy Charges in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Represented an Alexandria Police Officer for a Shooting in the Line of Duty

Hosted Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Event along with Meghan Shapiro at Old Town Office

Represented Thirty-Seven Clients Across Virginia – including Alexandria City, Arlington County, Prince William County, Fairfax County, Loudon County, Fredericksburg. Spotsylvania County, Winchester, Clarke County, Charlottesville, and Washington, DC.

Handled First GPS Tracking Case in Virginia History in Virginia Supreme Court

Represented Death Row Inmate Alfredo Prieto in Virginia Supreme Court

On-location Novella Paradise City published by Traveller's Playground Press

 

Law Office of Christopher Leibig, 2012 Highlights:

Firm named by Washingtonian Magazine as a top criminal defense law firm in Virginia (awarded in December 2011)

Firm named by NOVA Magazine as a top criminal defense law firm in Northern Virginia, 2012

Firm named by Thompson-Reuters Superlawyers as a top firm in criminal defense in Virginia and Washington, DC, 2012

Firm named by US News and World Report's Best Lawyers as a top firm in criminal defense in DC area, 2012

Appeared as a legal expert in local and national media fifteen times in 2012, including on Fox News, and in USA Today, the Washington Post, The Richmond-Times Dispatch

Taught Six Continuing Legal Education Programs on criminal defense throughout Virginia during 2012

Lectured on American Criminal Defense at Stirling University Law School in Stirling Scotland with Joe King, Joni Robin and Cary Citronberg in April 2012. Similar lectures soon to be scheduled in Europe and Asia.

Spoke at the National Press Club along with attorney Steve Shannon, on the Fourth Amendment and Electronic Surveillance, October 2012

Represented Fabian Johnson for First Degree Murder in Alexandria City along with Meghan Shapiro and Joseph King—Johnson sentenced to three and a half years for manslaughter, May 2012

Represented Death Row Inmate Alfredo Prieto in State Capital Habeas Proceedings—pending in Virginia Supreme Court

Argued first GPS tracking case in Virginia history at Virginia Supreme Court—Commonwealth v. David Foltz in July 2012

Raised Second Amendment challenge to "Firearm By Convicted Felon" law in Paige County, Virginia—Commonwealth v. Rebecca Curtis—in March 2012

Raised challenge to Virginia's Jury Sentencing Scheme in Paige County, Virginia—Commonwealth v. Rebecca Curtis—in March 2012

Challenged Lethal Injection in Virginia along with Meghan Shapiro in the Circuit Court of Richmond—Shapiro and Leibig v. Department of Corrections—Filed April 2012, argued by Ms. Shapiro in September 2012, appeal pending in Virginia Supreme Court

Represented twenty-six clients on all varieties of state and federal charges including capital murder, first degree murder, abduction, internet sex offenses, federal and state drug conspiracy charges, racketeering, and possession of child pornography


Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014

• Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008

About Christopher Leibig

Admitted: 1996, Virginia

Professional Webpage: www.chrisleibiglaw.com/profile.html


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