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Chris Whelan has over twenty years’ experience litigating all types of civil and criminal matters. As a former Army JAG defense counsel and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, he has both prosecuted and defended the most serious felony cases with outstanding results. Chris’ current practice focuses on a wide range of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial litigation, estate/fiduciary litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, as well as serious personal injury cases. He also continues to handle serious felony cases. Chris is known for his meticulous attention to detail, thorough case preparation and outstanding execution in the courtroom. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and served as President of the Fauquier Bar Association in 2004. Chris was recently inducted in the National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. When you want all bases covered, Chris is the man for you.

Areas of Practice
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Will, Trusts & Estates
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A.
    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Foreign Affairs
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fauquier County Bar Association, President, 2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Past Employment Positions
  • Fauquier County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, 1996 - 1999
  • U.S. Army, Judge Advocate, 1992 - 1996
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