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Christopher B. Kleister  Attorney and Jennifer L. McCarthy  Paralegal
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Christopher B. Kleister
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  • Managing Partner/Sole Practitioner, 10/01/2003

Location:

Washingtonville, NY

Phone:

Fax:

845-496-1272

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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.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Support
  • Collections
  • Criminal Defense
  • Custody Matters
  • DWI/DUI
  • 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

  • Supreme Court of New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 2013

Education

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

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys - New York (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys)
  • 10 Best Law Firms - New York (American Institute of Family Law Attorneys)
  • 10 Best Bankruptcy Attorneys - New York (American Institute of Legal Counsel)
  • Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyer in the Nation (The National Advocates)
  • Best Real Estate Attorney - Hudson Valley (Times Herald Record Readers' Choice)
  • Best Law Firm - Hudson Valley (Times Herald Record Readers' Choice)
  • Best Attorney - Hudson Valley (Times Herald Record Readers' Choice)
  • Rising Star (SuperLawyers)
  • Clients' Choice - Bankruptcy & Real Estate (Avvo)
  • Top 10 Attorneys - New York (American Jurist Institute)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • Orange County Chamber, 2012 to Present

Languages

  • English

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America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2019
10 Best | 2016-2018 | 3 Years | Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys TM
10 Best | 2018 | Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys TM
Member of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce
2016 || TIMES HERALD-RECORD || Readers's Choice Winner
2017 || TIMES HERALD-RECORD || Readers's Choice Winner
2018 || TIMES HERALD-RECORD || Readers's Choice Winner
2019 || TIMES HERALD-RECORD || Readers's Choice Winner

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