Christopher B. Kleister Esq.

Christopher B. Kleister Esq.

Managing Partner/Sole Practitioner since October 1, 2003
Washingtonville, New York

Attorney Christopher B. Kleister was born and raised in Washingtonville, New York. He graduated from Washingtonville High School in 1994 and thereafter attended Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, earning his Bachelors degree in accounting in 1998. He received his juris doctorate from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, in 2001, and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York on April 10, 2002. He previously worked in the litigation departments for two large law firms in the Hudson Valley before opening his own practice.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2003

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Support
  • Collections
  • Criminal Defense
  • Custody Matters
  • Family Law
  • Foreclosures and Alternatives
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Violations
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2002


  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Law Review: Pace Law Review, Casenote Manager, 2000 - 2001
  • Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Assigned, Counsel Panel - Family Court Matters, 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Assigned, Counsel Panel - Family Court, Local Court & Supreme Court Criminal Matters, 2004 - Present
  • Southern District Admission into New York State Federal Court System, Attorney Admitted into Federal Court, February 25, 2010 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sponsorship of New Windsor Little League, 2006 - 2007
  • Sponsorship of Goshen Little League, 2008 - Present
  • Sponsorship of Officer Phil DARE Program, 2004 - Present
  • Donations to The Blooming Grove Humane Society, 2010 - Present
  • Donations to Bishop Dunn Memorial School, 2007 - Present
  • Donations to One Step At a Time (Cancer Research), 2011 - Present
  • Sponsorship of Orange County Board of Realtors (OCAR), 2010
  • Sponsorship of Washingtonville Little League, 2004 - 2006
  • Sponsorship of Washingtonville PD's Neighborhood Watch, 2010 - Present

Previous Names

  • Chris Kleister


  • English


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The Kleister Law Group

The Kleister Law Group
85 East Main Street, Suite 2
Washingtonville, NY 10992

Phone: 845-827-1909  
Fax: 845-496-1272
Washingtonville Law Office