Christie A. Leary

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Christie Leary, a native of Northern Virginia, has litigated cases heard in the state courts of every jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and by Richmond Magazine as a Top Young Attorney in Virginia, Christie has tried bench and jury trials in criminal and civil matters ranging from traffic offenses to serious criminal offenses and cases involving complex personal injury issues and medical malpractice.

Along with her former partners Peter Greenspun and Jonathan Shapiro at Greenspun, Shapiro, Davis & Leary, P.C., Christie was a member of the defense team appointed to represent John Allen Muhammad, the "Beltway Sniper." Christie's practice focuses on criminal and traffic law, personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation. An active member of the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), Christie currently serves as a member of the FBA Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF).

In recognition of her efforts with the bar, Christie received the 2010 and 2011 FBA President's Award. Christie has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers, Virginia Rising Star (2007-Present), Super Lawyers, Washington D.C. Rising Star (2013), Richmond Magazine, Virginia's Top Young Attorneys (2011), The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (2012), Fairfax Law Foundation Society of Fellow Golden Gavel Award - Young Emerging Leader (2012).

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
571-385-0219  Phone
703-359-7111  Phone
703-543-5478  Fax
University Attended:
College of William & Mary, B.A., NCAA Division I Field Hockey Team, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, 1997; First Year Legal Research and Writing Program, Board of Editors, Journal of International Legal Studies Author, The Political Offense Exception, Vol. 5, 2000
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Dean's Scholar, 2000
Year of First Admission:
2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, Virginia; 2001, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2003, United States Supreme Court; 2004, District of Columbia; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Fairfax (Member, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section; Past President, 2009-2010; President, 2008-2009; President-Elect, 2007-2008) and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Virginia Women Attorney's Association; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Young Lawyers Section, 2005-2006; Publication Committee, 2007; Amicus Brief Committee, 2007); American Association for Justice.
Birth Information:
Fairfax, Virginia, February 7, 1975
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation

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