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About Christopher

Christopher B. Kleister, Esq. 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, "The Kleister Law Group" in October of 2003. Since Christopher is a life long resident of Orange County, as well as an active member of his community, he takes the responsibility he is given very seriously. His approach to resolving issues is usually done in the most cost-effective way if possible. His expertise and knowledge stand out above the rest and he knows exactly how to handle each and every case for the best possible outcome. He truly enjoys helping people in and out of the courtroom. He takes a proactive approach to each and every case that comes into his firm. He also takes a reactive defense when needed. He evaluates every fact and nuance to determine the best course of action. He also reviews all possible options in his pursuit of providing creative resolutions to complex legal matters. His proactive approach enables him to anticipate problems and prevent future complications. Christopher has 15 years of experience handling complex legal issues. His extensive litigation and trial experience enables him to evaluate cases efficiently and provide straightforward and honest information and guidance. He devotes substantial time, talent and resources to provide the most effective outcome for his clients. Christopher's firm, The Kleister Law Group, is located in his hometown of Washingtonville, New York. They are a diversified, full-service law firm united by one common principle, to deliver the highest quality legal service for their clients. Together with his legal team, they listen to and respect the complicated situations their clients may be facing. They listen closely to their clients and tailor their representation to every clients' unique needs.

work Experience

Managing Partner
The Kleister Law Group
Jan. 1, 2003 - Current
None

school Education

Washingtonville High School
No degree provided
- 1994

Mount Saint Mary College
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1998

Pace University School of Law
JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
- 2001

bookmark Awards

10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2017
10 Best Law Firms
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2017
Best Law Firm
The Times Herald-Record Readers' Choice
2017
Best Real Estate Attorney
The Times-Herald Record Readers' Choice
2017
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
2016
Best Real Estate Attorrney
The Times Herald-Record Reader's Choice
2016
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2016
Client's Choice - Bankruptcy
Avvo
2013
Client's Choice - Real Estate
Avvo
2013

group Associations

Northern District of the State of New York
Admission into United States District Court
2013 - Current

Southern District of the State of New York
Admission into United States District Court
2010 - Current

Member
Orange County Bar Association
2005 - Current

Member
Orange County Assigned Counsel Panel (Criminal & Family Matters)
2004 - Current

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