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About Me

I graduated magna cum laude from
George Mason University and was a scholarship student at Emory University
School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, which is consistently ranked as one of the
top 25 law programs in the country. 
After law school, I worked in Tennessee handling death penalty appeals
in both federal and state courts before returning to the Washington, DC area.


I have handled many high profile
cases which have been covered by numerous national newspapers.  I also appear
regularly as an expert legal commentator on many national television programs,
including Larry King, Nancy Grace, Court TV, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.


I am also a founder and past Vice
President of Washington, DC's Innocence Project.  As Vice President for the Innocence Project, I testified
before the Virginia General Assembly on the causes of wrongful convictions and
was actively involved in crafting Virginia's innocence protection
legislation.   I filed the
first claim of actual innocence ever considered under Virginia's new DNA
statute and continue to represent clients seeking exoneration through
Virginia's Writ of Actual Innocence and through federal and state habeas


In addition to my trial and
appellate work, I sit on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers
and am active member of the National Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers
, the preeminent organizations in Virginia and the
United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers.



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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    17 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    17 years, 600 cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter Hills Acker

    I highly recommend Chris to anyone facing criminal charges in Virginia. He and I worked on a matter involving a client charged with 2 felony counts which could have impacted the client in other respects in a horrific way. Chris got both felony counts reduced to one minor misdemeanor with no jail time with no further impact. Talk about impressive!! I know who I am turning to when looking for associate counsel in Virginia criminal matters... : )


    Peter Acker Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

604 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314-2506

20 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA, 20176



VAAuthorized to practice law199903/11/2014
DCActive 199905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated- PreminentMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar RegisterMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerChristopher Amolsch, Esq.1999 - Present
AssociateMiller & Martin1997 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Virginia State Bar Ethics SubcommiteeMember2004 - 2005
Mid-Atlantic Innocence ProjectVice President2001 - 2003
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. R. M., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at Alexandria.Not Guilty
United States v. C. C., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at AlexandriaNot Guilty
United States v. Caliph Basha Ibn Abdur Raheem, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at AlexandriaNot Guilty
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Publication NameTitleDate
FTC:WATCHEditor in ChiefN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
George Mason UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Causes of Wrongful ConvictionsThe causes of wrongful convictions2004
Causes of Wrongful ConvictionsThe causes of wrongful convictions2003
Virginia General AssemblyInnocence Protection Act2001