Serving Clients In The Hudson Valley & Orange County Since 2003

Attorney Christopher B. Kleister

Christopher B. Kleister

Washingtonville, NY

Contact info:

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Child Support
  • Criminal Defense
  • Custody Matters
  • Family Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Evictions
  • Litigation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Violations
  • Wills


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.


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

Professional Associations:

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

Current Employment Positions:

  • Managing Partner/Sole Practitioner, 10/01/2003

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


  • 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 Lawyers 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)
  • Voted Favorite Lawyer (Hudson Valley Parent Magazine)
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys - New York (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys)
  • Top 100 Criminal Attorneys in America - Upstate New York (America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys)

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Sponsorship of Goshen Little League, 2008 to 2010
  • Sponsorship of New Windsor Little League, 2006 to 2007
  • Sponsorship of Washingtonville Little League, 2004 to 2006


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