Christie A. Leary

Phone : 800-823-1127 | 703-359-7111
Fax : 703-543-5478
Email : Email Me

Named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Virginia and the District of Columbia since 2007, Ms. Leary has tried hundreds of bench and jury trials in criminal and civil matters ranging from traffic offenses to serious criminal offenses and complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. 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."

An active member of the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), Ms. Leary currently serves as a member of the FBA Board of Directors and is also on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF). In recognition of her efforts with the Bar, she received the 2010 and 2011 FBA President's Award. In addition, Ms. Leary received the 2012 Golden Gavel Award – Young Emerging Leader from the Fairfax Law Foundation. Ms. Leary has also been selected to the National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 in 2012 and to Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Criminal and Personal Injury Attorneys. She has received the prestigious AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating of her legal ability and professional ethics from the MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® PEER REVIEW RATING system for members of the legal profession.

EDUCATION

  • College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts (1997)
    • Member, NCAA Division I Field Hockey Team
    • Member, Pi Beta Phi Sorority
  • George Mason University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2000)
    • Dean's Scholar; First Year Legal Research and Writing Program
    • Board of Editors, Journal of International Legal Studies
    • Author, The Political Offense Exception, Vol. 5 (2000)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

TEACHING POSITIONS

  • George Mason University, School of Law
    • Adjunct Professor: Legal Research, Writing and Analysis III (2008-2009)

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia (2015 to Present)
  • Super Lawyers, District of Columbia (2015 to Present)
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia - Rising Star Virginia (2007-2014)
  • Super Lawyers, District of Columbia - Rising Star (2012-2014)
  • Richmond Magazine, Virginia's Top Young Attorneys (2011)
  • Avvo, Superb Rating. Perfect 10.0
  • 2010 Fairfax Bar Association President's Award
  • 2011 Fairfax Bar Association President's Award
  • Fairfax Law Foundation Society of Fellows Golden Gavel Award – Young Emerging Leader (2012)
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Criminal and Personal Injury Attorneys (2012, 2014)

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Fairfax Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (2008-2010, 2011 to present)
      • Treasurer (2015 to Present)
    • Young Lawyer's Section
      • President (2008-2009)
      • Board of Directors (2003-2004; 2006-2010)
  • Fairfax Law Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2010-Present; Secretary 2012-2013)
      • President (2015 to Present)
    • Chair, 5k Race Committee (2009-2013)
  • Virginia State Bar – Ethics – 5 th District, Section III Subcommittee (2011 to present)
  • George Mason University American Inns of Court (2006-2011)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Women Attorney's Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Publications Committee (2007-2008)
    • Amicus Curiae Committee (2007-2008)
    • Young Trial Lawyers Committee (2005-2008)
  • Color of Justice Program Planning Committee (2008, 2009)
  • George Mason University School of Law
    • Small Firm Advisory Board of Directors
    • American Bar Association Attorney/Mentor Shadowing Program
    • Judge, Moot Court Board Second and First Year Mock Trial Competitions
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Law – Legal Career Seminar Host