Christopher T. Leighton


Phone: (703) 273-4230  |  Email:

Chris joins the firm after 8 years of active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where he served primarily as a first chair litigator in criminal, administrative and appellate matters on both sides of the aisle. During an overseas assignment in which he focused on providing personal tax and estate planning services to servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians and their dependents, Chris developed the passion for trusts and estates that led him to our firm.

Prior to his time in uniform, Chris served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. 

When not obsessing over estate planning, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, young children and the world’s only unaffectionate Goldendoodle.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2021
  • District of Columbia, 2020
  • Maryland, 2011


  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, Cum Laude
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park