"We make the details of YOUR legal needs OUR business"
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 15 years 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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys - New York||American Jurist Institute||2018|
|Best Attorney - Hudson Valley||Times-Herald Record Readers' Choice||2018|
|Best Real Estate Attorney - Hudson Valley||Times-Herald Record Readers' Choice||2018|
|Best Law Firm - Hudson Valley||Times Herald-Record Readers' Choice||2018|
|10 Best Family Law Attorneys - New York||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys - New York||American Institute of Legal Counsel||2018|
|10 Best Law Firms - New York||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|10 Best Family Law Attorneys - New York||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyers in the Nation||The National Advocates||2017|
|Best Real Estate Attorney - Hudson Valley||Times-Herald Record Readers' Choice||2017|
|Best Law Firm - Hudson Valley||Times Herald-Record Readers' Choice||2017|
|10 Best Law Firms - New York||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2017|
|10 Best Family Law Attorneys - New York||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|Best Real Estate Attorney - Hudson Valley||Times Herald-Record Reader's Choice||2016|
|Managing Partner||The Kleister Law Group||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Chamber||Member||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Pace University School of Law||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2001|
|Mount Saint Mary College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Washingtonville High School||1994|
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