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Christopher B. Kleister, Esq. was born and raised in Washingtonville, New York. He graduated from Washingtonville High School in 1994 and thereafter attended Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, earning his Bachelors degree in accounting in 1998. He received his juris doctorate from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, in 2001, and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York on April 10, 2002. He previously worked in the litigation departments for two large law firms in the Hudson Valley before opening his own practice, "The Kleister Law Group" in October of 2003.


Since Christopher is a life long resident of Orange County, as well as an active member of his community, he takes the responsibility he is given very seriously. His approach to resolving issues is usually done in the most cost-effective way if possible. His expertise and knowledge stand out above the rest and he knows exactly how to handle each and every case for the best possible outcome. He truly enjoys helping people in and out of the courtroom.


He takes a proactive approach to each and every case that comes into his firm. He also takes a reactive defense when needed. He evaluates every fact and nuance to determine the best course of action. He also reviews all possible options in his pursuit of providing creative resolutions to complex legal matters. His proactive approach enables him to anticipate problems and prevent future complications.


Christopher has nearly a decade of experience handling complex legal issues. His extensive litigation and trial experience enables him to evaluate cases efficiently and provide straightforward and honest information and guidance. He devotes substantial time, talent and resources to provide the most effective outcome for his clients.


Christopher's firm, The Kleister Law Group, is located in his hometown of Washingtonville, New York. They are a diversified, full-service law firm united by one common principle, to deliver the highest quality legal service for their clients. Together with his legal team, they listen to and respect the complicated situations their clients may be facing. They listen closely to their clients and tailor their representation to every clients' unique needs.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
  5. Real Estate: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard M Mahon

    Chris Kleister is a diligent, hard working and competent litigator who bonds well with his clients. I would recommend him highly.


    Richard Mahon Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stephan Victor Futeral

    As a fellow contributor to various online legal communities, Christopher demonstrates himself to be a highly knowledgable attorney in various practice areas such as criminal defense.


    Stephan Futeral Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Kleister Law Group

85 East Main Street
Washingtonville, NY, 10992-1289


NYCurrently registered 200207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Counsel PanelOrange County Assigned Counsel Panel - Family Court Matters2003 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Kleister Law Group2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Admission into New York State Federal CourtSouthern District2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Assigned Counsel PanelMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2001
Mount Saint Mary CollegeBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Washingtonville High SchoolN/AN/A1994