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Christopher G Hoge

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   19 reviews
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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 35 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 48 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1975
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Christopher Hoge focuses on civil litigation in the District of Columbia and Maryland local and federal courts, and has developed expertise in the areas of legal malpractice and controversies between lawyers and clients, including fee disputes. Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA 1970) and the American University Law School (JD 1974), and served as law clerk to Judge Revercomb of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He has been in practice since 1975, handling a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, a number of which have been highly publicized and established important legal precedents. He has served as President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (1998 – 1999) and the George Washington American Inn of Court (1996 – 1997), and as Chair of the District of Columbia Bar Practice Management Service Committee (2007-2008), as well as holding several other honorary positions. He has lectured frequently at District of Columbia Bar continuing legal education programs and been involved in judicial training programs. Mr. Hoge has the highest possible rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” and a Top Attorney in the Washington, D.C. area by the Washington Post. He has been profiled in Lawyer’s Weekly – a national legal periodical – for his work in the area of legal malpractice.

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Crowley, Hoge & Fein, P.C.
1211 Connecticut Avenue NW Ste. 300
Washington, DC, 20036


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  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Antoine | October 19, 2023
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An Elite Attorney
Mr. Hoge is eveything you look for in a attorney. Great communication skills, breaks down the legal process step-by-step. Listens to his clients very well. He responses to every call, and emails in a timely manner. His trial experience is spectacular. He would guide you throughout the trial proces, while making sure all pivotal points of the case is known. A true professional and an elite attorney.
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Posted by Shawn | April 20, 2023
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Knowledgeable, direct, and professional
Chris and his team helped me resolve a negligence/fraud issue arising from a real estate transaction. He was thorough and his experience and network played a critical role in resolving the matter in a practical and professional manner. I appreciated his direct and thoughtful approach. I was always informed of progress and he was both realistic and effective in the negotiation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2021
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Highly Recommend
My company worked with Chris on a legal malpractice lawsuit. Chris's expertise in this area of law is incredible. He is also a savvy negotiator. We are happy with the outcome obtained through mediation and would recommend Chris to anyone in a legal malpractice lawsuit.
Posted by MVH | October 27, 2021
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Outstanding and Highly Recommended
Chris and his team were nothing short of straightforward, diligent, transparent and immensely generous with their time, attention and resources. As quickly as I hired Chris to address a sensitive legal matter, he was able to produce a solution that exceeded expectations and well within the negotiated fee. Chris speaks with you...not to you. Chris relays strategy and areas of concern in plain English, and leaves you with the clear understanding that he is your advocate. He is timely with his correspondence, available for discussions, and honest about what to expect from him and his team. I slept well knowing Chris was my attorney and would not hesitate to work with him again, not to mention recommend him unequivocally as a highly competent lawyer and counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2020
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Dental Consult
Previously I hired a lawyer to help file a suit against a negligent dentist. Long story short, this lawyer let the statute of limitations expire and so my case was dropped. Saying I was very disappointed was an understatement, especially when I gave him money for dental experts. Mr. Hoge was able to settle my now new case with the previous lawyer's insurance company. I was able to get my money paid for experts and more. He was very diligent and persistent, all within a timely manner...during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I am very satisfied with his service.
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Posted by Liliana | December 10, 2018
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Amazing attorney
This attorney is amazing. My family was left devastated from a case of legal malpractice when filing a petition for lawful status. It was a blessing to have met attorney Hoge. He was a referral to me. From my initial consultation with him, I could tell he was kind yet he was very truthful about the expectations for my case. This was a very complicated case and I knew that. He was very patient and had faith in our case always even at times when I lost my faith for my case. He fought so hard for my family. I was brought to my knees by the legal malpractice committed by a terrible attorney and her staff, and I could tell that attorney Hoge understand my pain. He always had kind words of encouragement. He is caring and explains everything. He is someone you can trust will fight for your case. He went the extra mile in putting together additional information he felt would help the judge make a decision. I am certain that this is the reason we won our case. This is an excellent attorney. He did such an incredible job. I have so much respect and gratitude towards him. He has so many great qualities that make him a wonderful attorney, but I think the icing on the cake is the fact that he is extremely compassionate. He is the best lawyer I have ever met. I would recommend him to anyone who needs the service of a compassionate and an expert attorney in his field.
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Posted by Dave | November 6, 2018
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Chris Hoge is an excellent attorney! My wife and I cannot express enough, the handling of our case by Chris, exceeded our expectations!! Without any hesitation we will use Chris again in the future. Attention to detail, follow- up and successful outcome!! Thank you!
Posted by Brian | November 21, 2017
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negotiated settlement
Chris was extremely efficient and effective in bringing the parties together and creating a solution that worked for everybody. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and his interpersonal skills are top notch,
Posted by Lawrence | October 28, 2016
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Recommend without hesitation
After extensively researching several attorneys to pursue a legal malpractice case, I settled on Chris Hoge because of his reputation in the legal community of being fair but relentless in assisting his clients. His advice and instincts were excellent as the case became increasingly, and frustratingly, more complicated and prolonged. Not for one second, over more than two years, did I ever believe that my representation was less than superb. Chris always represented me well, despite the other side having an array of attorneys. Chris was always pleasant to deal with and the eventual resolution of the case was very much to my satisfaction. I wholeheartedly recommend Chris Hoge.
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Posted by Bradley | November 11, 2015
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Legal Malpractice
When you are in need of expert legal advice and someone who intently listens to the client's concerns you have found the perfect lawyer to represent you in the courtroom. Chris Hoge is EXACTLY that! His expertise and his professional staff not only understand my case (legal malpractice) and worked diligently on it but they achieved an excellent result for me. Without question, I would recommend any client to meet Chris Hoge and see for yourself that his legal skills and personal attention made the difference.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
A Malpractice Client
As an attorney looking for someone to represent my family regarding a significant legal malpractice case I knew I was lucky to find Chris Hoge. Chris handled the case in a professional manner and helped my family settle the case for an acceptable amount. I was appreciative of the fact that Chris was very responsive, as well as deliberative and fair in his assessment of the case. That consistent customer service held true from the beginning of the case to the end. It is often hard to find an attorney, especially one that is competent and knowledgeable, that is willing to take on other attorneys involving malpractice claims. Luckily I was referred to Chris and feel very fortunate that he agreed to take on my case. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Zealous Advocate
A zealous advocate, that's what my friend told me I should look for, and needed, in a lawyer to represent me in my legal endeavor against my previous lawyer, who had obviously mishandled my case. The case was a difficult one; one that I knew would take a special kind of lawyer to handle. It would take someone who was thorough, tenacious, insightful, persevering, meticulous, trustworthy, truthful and patient, above all, patient. I interviewed several recommended lawyers in the area, each of which had excellent reputations, however, none of which was the right fit for me. When one has been through a very difficult and lengthy legal battle, as I had experienced, it is imperative to have the perfect council, one you completely trust, wielding the final sword in your defense. Chris Hoge was that person and I knew that on the first meeting. He was humble and kind, and a person I could put my entire trust in, and so I did. I was never sorry. He was truly a zealous advocate, fair with his time, his knowledge, and also beyond fair with his billing. He was relentless in defending and advising of me as his client, and also he and his team became my friends and support system. My case was on their books for years. This was not their doing, as they were ever prepared, but just due to the situation of the case. At any rate, they were available to me at any moment to keep me always informed and confident. You can't do better than that. When you are in need of excellent council, one cannot do better than Chris Hoge.
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Posted by Jill | December 16, 2014
Excellent lawyer, hardworking and knowledgable team
Chris Hoge is an excellent, experienced and ethical lawyer. He and the Crowley, Hoge and Fein team achieved a favorable outcome for me as plaintiff in an exceedingly complicated legal malpractice case. Not only did Hoge's seasoned expertise, sophistication and professionalism benefit me in this case these attributes were crucial ingredients to keeping things on track in other suits being litigated concurrently in other jurisdictions. The Crowley, Hoge and Fein team worked tirelessly in my suit while, also willingly cooperating and coordinating with my other attorneys. Chris Hoge is an attorney of the highest caliber and his firm, Crowley, Hoge and Fein is a rare boutique firm gem that has the confidence to think outside the box, expertise to separate the wheat from the chaff and most importantly has the patience to help the legal underdog. People in need of legal assistance should discuss their matter with this firm. I recommend Chris Hoge and his team without reservation.
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Posted by Nicholas | October 8, 2014
Chris Hoge: an exceptional class of charactor and legal representation
I was fortunate to have been referred and to have engaged the Chris Hoge team to represent my interests in a recent malpractice case. Hiring an attorney (for me) means applying all legal remedies, highly skilled negotiation tactics and their excellent reputation to get me, the client, results. Mr. Hoge's calculating and quick wit at the deposition phase was intellectually entertaining (the opposition either didn't know or how defend what would hit them) but more importantly we achieved the desired results without having to go to court. Hiring and meeting Mr. Hoge was a very favorable experience and I have the utmost respect for him and his team. For a malpractice case, I would NOT go nor would I recommend my friends/family to go elsewhere and be confident and proud that I did. Thank you.
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Posted by Van | September 17, 2014
Unparalleled Representation
Chris represented a group of which I was a partner in a complex Real Estate Transaction. Chris and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and kept me abreast of all issues associated with the case in a very timely fashion. Chris handled all of my issues with class, professionalism and sensitivity. I found his approach to Discovery to be very well thought out. Using information he gathered from Discovery as well as his superior negotiation skills, he was able to position myself and my partners for a favorable settlement. I highly recommend Chris and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2014
Great choice for commercial litigation and reasonable fees
Chris has handled two business dispute cases for us. Both resulted in financially favorable settlements, one with no litigation and one with litigation, settled pre-trial. Chris encourages reasonable settlements for his clients, but he is also not afradi to fight. He charges very reasonable fees while producing similar results to the big law firms that charge far more. We work with many lawyers, and Chris is my first call for business litigation.
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Posted by Robin | February 7, 2014
The Best
Chris Hoge helped me when no one else would. I am thankful everyday for meeting him. He is absolutely one of the best lawyer I have worked with. I totally trust him to help me make the best decisions possible. He spends time with me make sure I understand what is at hand and what is needed to move forward. He is helpful in explaining the law and case study to me, so I can better understand what I am getting into and what to expect. I also appreciate that he talks to me as an equal and explains things so I can understand them. In any case Chris would be the lawyer I would hope to work with.
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Posted by Lionel M. Perera | February 3, 2014
Excellent Legal Services Rendered by Mr. Christopher Hoge
I hired Christopher Hoge to address my company's Malpractice case against another Law Firm (whom I had hired to represent my company on Anti-dumping & International Trade Law litigation) and hiring was a good decision. As he is was very capable and did his homework on the case and was also very good at keeping my staff and I informed and up to the minute in what was going on in the case. Due to the nature of the case and the fact that it involved US DOC & Trade Laws it was very complicated. But Chris was up for the challenge and represented my company skilfully and the case was resolved to my satisfaction.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2013
An excellent lawyer who got excellent results
I had a problem with a former attorney that Chris Hoge solved very quickly. I have learned the hard way how important these lawyers ratings are. Mr. Hoge is also "AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5" rated on Martindale. What a pleasure to work with a top rated lawyer! I highly recommend him.
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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970


  • Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Practice Management Service Committee
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Romanian

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Ethics of Retainer Agreements
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Chris Hoge. He is in a class all to himself. He is on most attorneys’ short list for an attorney to right the wrongs of negligent representation and malpractice. He’s a consummate professional and has impeccable trial skills. I would not hesitate to refer a family member or close friend to Chris. In fact, he’d be my first choice."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an excellent legal malpractice plaintiff's lawyer with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He collaborates well with other lawyers. We prosecuted a difficult case together to a successful outcome for our client."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is extremely professional, thorough and diligent and is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is widely recognized as a leader in the field of legal malpractice."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My firm frequently refers matters to the firm of Crowley, Hoge & Fein, P.C., which is the highest compliment I can give a lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is thoughtful, strategic and extremely cool, calm and collected under presssure. He assessed a case involving a fraudulent transaction in a matrimonial matter. He quickly filed the appropriate pleading, served discovery and applied the perfect amount of pressure on the other side to get them to the negotiating table. Once at the table, he was firm but approachable thus facilitating a very favorable result for the client. When in need, Chris should be on the top of your list of Attorneys in DC and surrounding areas in Maryland to consult and get guidance. I was extremely pleased to have him on my side and the result shows."
Medical malpractice

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Washington Litigation Lawyer Christopher G Hoge
Christopher G Hoge
Litigation Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 48 years
Virtual consultation available