Christopher Kleister

Top 15 Consumer Bankruptcy Law
The Kleister Law Group
85 East Main Street
Suite 2
Washingtonville, NY 10992
(845) 827-1909

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


Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Child Support
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