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Christopher Amolsch

Christopher Amolsch graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University with a degree in Philosophy and was awarded a scholarship to attend Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, a nationally recognized law program. After law school, Mr. Amolsch worked in Tennessee handling death penalty appeals in both federal and state courts before returning to the Washington, DC area.

Chris Amolsch has been actively involved in criminal defense for more than 20 years and has offices in Alexandria, Leesburg, and Reston to better serve his clients. From these offices, Christopher Amolsch provides aggressive and innovative criminal defense representation throughout metropolitan Washington, DC area and throughout the country.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Christopher Amolsch has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by numerous national media outlets and he has appeared regularly as an expert legal commentator on many national networks and shows including:

  • Larry King
  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • Court TV
  • True TV
  • Nancy Grace

In addition to his trial and appellate work, Mr. Amolsch previously served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the preeminent organizations in Virginia and the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers.

Mr. Amolsch is also a founder and past Vice President of Washington, DC's Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. As Vice President for the Innocence Project, Mr. Amolsch testfied before the Virginia General Assembly on the causes of wrongful convictions and was actively involved in crafting Virginia's innocence protection legislation. Mr. Amolsch filed the first claim of Actual Innocence ever considered under Virginia's new DNA statute and continues to represent clients seeking exoneration through Virginia's Writ of Actual Innocence and through federal and state habeas petitions.

Mr. Amolsch also previously served as an adjunct Professor at Emory University's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, the most comprehensive trial training program in the country.


  • A W Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Mr. Amolsch, I wanted to write this letter to say thank you for your work on my case. Both my family and I were ecstatic about the outcome of my case.  You are truly an excellent attorney! My experience with you was professional, business like and personal. You really showed concern about my we...
  • Sam Zamrik Jr Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Dear Chris, I wanted to write this letter to you, thanking you for all you have done for myself and my family. My overall ""love"" of attorneys is not high on my priority list, however, what you have done for my family has helped change my way of thinking. I wish all attorneys work the way you h...
  • Shane Pitman Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    "Dear Chris Thank you for everything you have done for me.  Your knowledge of the legal system and the value of your experience make you one of the best attorneys I've ever dealt with.  I know that in my particular case I would have faired much worse had it not been for your knowledge of the law...
  • OMID Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Dear Mr. Amolsch Good morning, I do not know how to start and how to thank you for all the things you have done for me. During my life time I had to obtain the services of few lawyers, but I have to tell you that what you did in my case was far exceeded my expectations, the way you handheld the ...
  • Pete P. Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Mr. Amolsch, This letter  is to thank you very much for taking my case on such short notice. Your professionalism and local knowledge of the court system made all the difference. Not only did I receive a great result but also I found you to be extremely straightforward, non-judgmental and effect...
  • Galina Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Dear Mr. Amolsch, Thank you very much for your professional services. Your promptness in handling this matter was very important for me and the amount of attention I've got from your office helped me to deal with a difficult time in my life. You worked very hard on my case and I am very pleased...
  • Zarena Bisset Recommends Christopher Amolsch

    Dear Chris, Just a note to thank you so much for all the time you have spent taking care of my son's case and my son. I am very appreciative for your dedication, commitment, and the guidance you provided to my son. I am impressed by your excellent judgment, confidence, and energy. You have fough...