Christopher Amolsch is a nationally recognized Virginia criminal defense lawyer providing expert, aggressive and innovative representation in all federal and state criminal matters in both federal and state courts and in federal courts throughout the United States.
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 petitions.
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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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... : )
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1999||09/15/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated- Preminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Owner||Christopher Amolsch, Esq.||1999 - Present|
|Associate||Miller & Martin||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2008 - 2010|
|Virginia State Bar Ethics Subcommitee||Member||2004 - 2005|
|Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project||Vice President||2001 - 2003|
|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 Alexandria||Not Guilty|
|United States v. Caliph Basha Ibn Abdur Raheem, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at Alexandria||Not Guilty|
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|FTC:WATCH||Editor in Chief||N/A|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|George Mason University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Causes of Wrongful Convictions||The causes of wrongful convictions||2004|
|Causes of Wrongful Convictions||The causes of wrongful convictions||2003|
|Virginia General Assembly||Innocence Protection Act||2001|