ATTORNEY PROFILE

Christopher Amolsch graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University and was a scholarship student at 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 is actively involved in all areas of criminal defense and has two Virginia offices to better serve his clients: one in Alexandria, Virginia and one in Leesburg, Virginia in Loudoun County.  From these offices in Alexandria and Leesburg, Christopher  Amolsch provides aggressive federal and state criminal defense representation throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

As a Virginia criminal defense lawyer, Christopher Amolsch has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by numerous national newspapers and also appears regularly as an expert legal commentator on many national television programs, including

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

In addition to his trial and appellate work, Mr. Amolsch sits 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 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 is also an adjunct Professor at Emory University's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, the most comprehensive trial training program in the country.

 
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