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Adam Michael Krischer

Federal crime Attorney at Arlington, VA

5.0   8 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    Virginia - VA 20 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2005
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Krischer has been a premier criminal defense attorney since 2003 helping defendants in the great state of Virginia. If you have been charged with a crime, you need to call Attorney Krischer for knowledgeable and aggressive representation.

  2. DUI and DWI
    At Dennis, Stewart, Krischer & Terpak, they regularly counsel individuals that have been issued DUIs. Virginia drunk driving laws are strict. If you have been issued a DUI, whether it is your first offense or not, you need a lawyer by your side.

  3. Federal crime
    Administrative investigations | Grand jury investigations | Appeals | Murder | Bribery | Probation violations | Conspiracy | Sex crimes | Drugs | Subpoenas | Extradition | Fraud | White collar crime | Call Attorney Krischer today for a free consult.

  4. White collar crime
    If you have been charged with a white collar crime, Attorney Krischer has the experience you need to defend yourself against those charges. Call him now for a free consultation.


A graduate of the George Washington University and the University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Krischer focused his early legal career in prosecution. As a staff attorney at the National District Attorneys Association, he assisted the creation of the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women and drafted curriculum and served as an instructor for prosecutors nationwide. 

Mr. Krischer left NDAA to serve as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Arlington County, prosecuting a range criminal activity from traffic offenses and DUIs to rape and other aggravated felonies. Mr. Krischer left prosecution and worked for the Stuttgart Law Center at the United States Army Garrison Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany while his wife, an active duty Air Force officer, was assigned to United States Africa Command. Upon returning to the United States, Mr. Krischer joined Mr. Dennis and Mr. Stewart in serving individuals and families in need throughout DC and the state and federal courts of Virginia. 

Mr. Krischer serves the local legal community in several capacities. He is a past president of the Arlington County Bar Association and Chair of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the 4th District and on the Board of Directors for the Arlington County Bar Foundation. Mr. Krischer also serves on the policy board for the Arlington Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.

Mr. Krischer is a recipient of the United States Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and the US Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. He is the author of "Justice is Blind, It Is Not Stupid: Applying Common Sense to Crawford v. Washington."

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Attorney Adam Krischer participates in ABC7's "On Your Side" Legal Panel addressing legal questions and concerns of ABC7's at 6's viewers.

Contact Adam

Dennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC
2111 Wilson Blvd.
8th Floor
Arlington, VA, 22201
Dennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC
10605 Judicial Drive
Suite A-5
Fairfax, VA, 22030
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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Laila Anwari | June 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer and an even more amazing person!
Adam was one of the most helpful, empathetic , efficient, charming, diligent, humble, and caring people I have ever met. He was always reassuring, and he gave 200% of his effort with my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Adam Krischer is a great, professional and empathetic attorney
Mr.Krischer successfully dismissed my sick brother from being convicted for a felony. He was reliable, responsible and empathetic. He said he will dismiss my brother and he successfully did without taking any charge from us. He is professional and responds in a timely manner. He made all the family happy and less anxious about what happened to our brother and my brother is now back to us with better health and spirit.
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Posted by Mary | July 20, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and Professional
As a mother, whose son had never been in trouble with the law, I felt totally overwhelmed with hearing the news my son had been arrested, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic! I had many questions. Mr. Krischer provided me with answers to ALL of my questions in a kind, compassionate, and professional manner. As a matter of fact, after talking with Mr. Krischer, I felt an immediate sense of calm. I knew my son was in the right hands to get him, and our family, through this crisis. And he did!
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2019
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Great Attorney
I’ve never done a review about anyone on the internet but Mr. Krischer was just a great attorny who really cares about his clients and definitely doesn’t take advantage of the situation and overcharge them. He brought hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible and extremely expensive . Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his service. (I highly recommend him)
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Posted by Melissa | August 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
I was very pleased with my attorney Adam Krischer. He returned all phone calls and emails in a very timely fashion. And he got my 4 point speeding ticket to be reduced to a non-moving violation with no points. Would hire him again in an instant. Even though I hope I don't need to. Thank you Adam. Much appreciated!!
Posted by Cheri | July 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Driving violation
I highly recommend Mr Krischer. He is responsive , knowledgeable and supportive, and my family was very pleased with his work and outcome of the case.
Posted by Bob | April 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional representation for a reckless driving (general) citation
I hired Adam Krischer to represent me in a charge of Reckless Driving - Generally. Mr. Krischer was able to resolve the matter to a “non-moving violation.” As part of the agreement, I was assessed a $30 fine plus court costs and zero points, compared to a $2500 maximum fine and 6 points that could have resulted from a reckless driving conviction. Mr. Krischer assisted me in avoiding the professional repercussions a reckless driving misdemeanor conviction might have caused by convincing the prosecutor that my driving behavior was clearly not “reckless” in any sense of the word. Mr. Krischer provided exceptional representation that resulted in a very good outcome. I recommend him very highly.
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Posted by Claudia Sonnergren | October 1, 2015
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The best performance, excellent professional and a great team
I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who needs someone to genuinely fight for them! Mr. Krischer was very aggressive in his representation and it was very clear that he was in the fight 100%! I always got to speak directly to him, his staff was always very nice and helpful as well and he always responded to my emails right away. It was so refreshing to talk to an attorney that spoke in plain terms and truly cared about my cases. I felt relieved and very comfortable each time I had interaction with Mr. Krischer, despite my highly stressful situation. He is a professional and it was apparent from his interactions with others in the Court system that he is extremely competent and very respected. I will recommend Mr. Krischer and his firm to anyone I know that needs legal assistance and know that they too will be in excellent hands!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dennis, Stewart & Krischer, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dennis and Stewart, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • US Army Garrison Stuttgart Legal Center
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • American Prosecutor's Research Institute
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Burnside v. Commonwealth
  • Remanded and Dismissed


  • Virginia State Bar Council
  • Representative, 17th Circuit
  • 2021 - Present
  • Alcohol Safety Action Program Board of Directors
  • Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Foundation
  • Past Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Past Chair, Attorney Disciplinary Committee, Section 4-I
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Leadership Arlington
  • Class of 2020
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Achievement Medal For Civilian Service
  • US Army
  • 2010
  • Outstanding Civilian Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • July 21 - 22, 2021
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Instructor (Legal)
  • 2021
  • April 21 - 22, 2021
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Instructor (Legal)
  • 2021
  • September 24 - 25, 2020
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Instructor (Legal)
  • 2020
  • February 6 - 7, 2020
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Instructor (Legal)
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly capable family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is a very good lawyer throughout Northern Virginia. I have no hesitation in highly recommending him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Adam in both Germany and Virginia. Adam is always prepared, thoughtful, and articulate. I've seen him work with many different clients, and he always makes sure that his clients understand their rights and options, and that he understands their priorities and how to best represent their interests."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Arlington Federal crime Lawyer Adam Michael Krischer
Adam Michael Krischer
Federal crime Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available