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Christie Leary, a native of Northern Virginia, has litigated cases heard in the state courts of every jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  Named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and by Richmond Magazine as a Top Young Attorney in Virginia, Christie has tried bench and jury trials in criminal and civil matters ranging from traffic offenses to serious criminal offenses and cases involving complex personal injury issues and medical malpractice. 

Along with her former partners Peter Greenspun and Jonathan Shapiro at Greenspun, Shapiro, Davis & Leary, P.C., Christie was a member of the defense team appointed to represent John Allen Muhammad, the “Beltway Sniper.” Christie’s practice focuses on criminal and traffic law, personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  An active member of the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), Christie currently serves as a member of the FBA Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF).  In recognition of her efforts with the bar, Christie received the 2010 and 2011 FBA President’s Award.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%



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  • Benjamin Weaver Glass III

    Christie is a very experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. She is careful and tenacious. If you have a question she is great to talk to. She will tell it to you straight and let you know if she can help you with your situation.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Christie A. Leary, P.C.

10505 Judicial Drive
Suite 203
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Law Offices of Christie A. Leary, P.C.

9300 West Courthouse Road
Suite 204
Manassas, VA, 20110



DCActive 200407/05/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers - District of Columbia2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers - District of Columbia2012
Golden Gavel - Emerging Leader AwardFairfax Law Foundation2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2011
President's AwardFairfax Bar Association2011
President's AwardFairfax Bar Association2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2009
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2008
Rising StarSuperLawyers - Virginia2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGreenspun, Shapiro, Davis & Leary2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fairfax Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Fairfax Law FoundationBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Virginia State BarMember, 5th District Disciplinary Committee, Section III2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)Member2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2000
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawHistory/GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1997