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A graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Krischer focused his early legal career in prosecution. As a staff attorney at the National District Attorneys Association, he assisted the creation of the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women and drafted curriculum and served as an instructor for prosecutors nationwide. 

Mr. Krischer left NDAA to serve as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington County, prosecuting a range criminal activity from traffic offenses and DUIs to rape and other aggravated felonies. Mr. Krischer left prosecution and worked for the Stuttgart Law Center at the United States Army Garrison Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany while his wife, an active duty Air Force officer was assigned to United States Africa Command. Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Krischer joined Mr. Dennis and Mr. Stewart in serving individuals and families in need throughout DC and the state and federal courts of Virginia. Mr. Krischer also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for abused and neglected children and as a court appointed attorney for juveniles.

Mr. Krischer is a recipient of the United States Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and the US Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. He is the author of "Justice is Blind, It Is Not Stupid: Applying Common Sense to Crawford v. Washington."


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    3 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Federal Crime: 30%
  4. Family: 10%



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  • Sean A. Marvin

    I have worked with Adam in both Germany and Virginia. Adam is always prepared, thoughtful, and articulate. I've seen him work with many different clients, and he always makes sure that his clients understand their rights and options, and that he understands their priorities and how to best represent their interests.


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Contact info

Dennis, Stewart, Krischer, & Terpak, PLLC

2045 15th Street North
Suite 200
Arlington, VA, 22201


DCActive 200505/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Achievement Medal For Civilian ServiceUS Army2010
Outstanding Civilian Service MedalUS Army2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDennis, Stewart, Krischer, & Terpak, PLLC2014 - Present
PartnerDennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC2013 - 2014
AssociateDennis and Stewart, PLLC2010 - 2013
AttorneyUS Army Garrison Stuttgart Legal Center2007 - 2010
Assistant Commonwealth AttorneyArlington Commonwealth's Attorney2005 - 2007
Staff AttorneyAmerican Prosecutor's Research Institute2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arlington County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2015 - 2016
United States Supreme Court BarMember2011 - Present
US District Court for the Eastern District of VirginiaMember2010 - Present
US Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesMember2008 - Present
Arlington County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
George Washington UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999