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Chris profiled in Alexandria Gazette, September 2016

Leibig: Crime Novelist And Legal Defender. By Harry Covert, Gazette Packet. September 7, 2016. (View Full Paper with Article)

Local public defenders make their cases abroad.
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Sunday, September 11th, 2016

John Koehler, president of Koehler books, accepts next generation indie book award in Chicago for Chris lei bigs novel, almost mortal, may 11,2016

Wanderlust For BEA By John Koehler, May 17, 2016.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

“Chris Leibig’s Almost Mortal” featured in Northern Virginia Magazine.

“Chris Leibig’s Almost Mortal awarded first place in “Religious Fiction” for 2016 by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Awards ceremony May 11, 2016 in Chicago”


Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Chris Leibig, Joni Robin, Andrea Moseley, and Cary Citronberg scheduled to speak in Aarhus Denmark on April 13, 2016

Meet five experienced lawyers, Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Ask them anything! Death penalty, police shootings, NSA’s surveillance of Facebook and other social media, GPS and cell-phone tracking. Five american defense lawyers will provide us with insight on some of their most critical cases and answer your questions about the US court system.

Monday, March 7th, 2016

AuthorsReading.com reviews “Almost Mortal”

Almost Mortal by Christopher Leibig is a suspenseful story about the life and cases of a defense attorney-Sam Young. Sam works in the defense attorney’s office, but has crossed over and…

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Chris Leibig Interviewed by Small Friendly Planet about novel Almost Mortal, release date May 1, 2016

Interview with Christopher Leibig, Author of Almost Mortal. “Young criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. A minor psychic ability, he sometimes thinks. When he is hired by attractive young nun Camille Paradisi to help discover the identity of a serial killer…”

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Kirkus Reviews Chris Leibig’s upcoming novel Almost Mortal, release date May 1, 2016.

Almost Motral by Chris Leibg. Kirkus Review: A Virginia public defender aims to protect a priest by stopping a confessed serial killer from committing another murder in this thriller…

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Chris Leibig, Joe King, and Megan Thomas represent Charles Severance in Alexandria Triple Murder case

Virginia serial killer Charles Severance sentenced to life in prison. By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, January 21, 2016.

Letter from a serial killer: Charles Severance attacks a slain TV reporter, gays, Jews. By Ian Shapira, Washington Post, January 12, 2016.


Jury convicts man in northern Virginia triple murder case. By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press, November 2, 2015.


Severance Victims’ Families Share Their Grief, Thank Jury for Guilty Verdict in Murders. By David Culver and Mark Segraves, NBC 4 Washington, November 2, 2015.



Severance guilty in three high-profile killings in Alexandria. By Matt Zapotosky and Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, November 2, 2015.


Jury recommends multiple life sentences for Severance for Alexandria killings. By Nikki Burdine and Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, November 2, 2015.


Charles Severance found guilty of all counts, including murder. By Jeff Goldberg, Diane Cho, Brianne Carter, and Tom Roussey, WJLA ABC 7 and Associated Press, November 2, 2015.


Judge Randy Bellows holds a sidebar with prosecution attorney Bryan Porter, left, and defense attorney Chris Liebig, during the Charles Severance trial at the Fairfax County Circuit County in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Severance is accused of three murders over the course of a decade in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, Pool). Cliff Owen, October 20, 2015. [See Original Image]


Severance’s ex-girlfriend: guns missing after he left house. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, October 13, 2015.


Charles Severance trial to resume Tuesday. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, October 19, 2015.


Trial Starts For Accused Murderer Charles Severance. By Heather Curtis, 105.9 FM WMAL, October 8, 2015.


Severance speaks out day before closing arguments. By Paul Wagner, Fox 5 DC, October 8, 2015.


Investigation of family members not admitted in Charles Severance trial. By Erich Wagner, Alexandria Times, August 20, 2015.


Jurors in Alexandria trial can hear mental illness testimony. By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press (Washington Times), August 13, 2015.


Jurors can hear mental illness testimony at Alexandria trial. By Bob Barnard, Fox 5 DC, Article By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press, August 13, 2015.


Severance Defense Will Include Mental Health Expert. By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press (NBC4 Washington), August 13, 2015.


Judge: Jurors can hear about Severance’s mental health at trial. By John Aaron, 103.5 FM WTOP, August 13, 2015.


Charles Severance asks judge to recuse herself. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, May 21, 2015.


Judge moves murder trial to Fairfax. By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, April 23, 2015.


Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation. By Erich Wagner, Alexandria Times, January 30, 2015.


Mental-health evaluation of alleged serial killer ordered. By Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, January 22, 2015.


Charles Severance flips bird & objects to his attorney. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, December 11, 2014.


Charles Severance, accused in 3 Alexandria killings, interrupts his own defense. By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, December 11, 2014.


Charles Severance Has Year to Prepare His Defense in Murder Trial. Suspect in three high-profile Alexandria murders is being held in Arlington. By Mary Ann Barton, The Patch, October 23, 2014.


Charles Severance, accused in Alexandria killings, will not go to trial until next October. By Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, October 23, 2014.


Severance Moving to Alexandria; Judges Ask to Be Recused. Severance faces up to life in prison; Virginia will not seek death penalty. By Julie Carey, NBC 4 Washington, September 12, 2014.
Severance In Alexandria To Face Three Murder Charges. By Carla Branch, AlexandriaNews.org, September 15, 2014.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Author Interview of Chris Leibig about May 1, 2016 release of ‘Almost Mortal’

Author Interview of Wildly Human: Quirky And Empowering Stories For Women by Christina Barnes

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Chris, along with Megan Thomas, represents Michael Amin Gardner for child sex abuse in high profile Arlington County case, 2015.

F.C.’s Michael Gardner Arrested for Felony Sexual Battery. By FCNP.com, October 1, 2014.


Informant: Michael Gardner tried to have child witnesses killed. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, February 19, 2015.


Defendant allegedly asked about hit man to kill child witnesses. By Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, February 19, 2015.


Ex-politician accused of molesting two young girls ‘tried to get them killed before trial’. By Alex Wellman, Mirror, February 21, 2015.


Former small town Democratic Party chairman ‘plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged nine and ten who he molested’ before they could testify against him. Myriah Towner, DailyMail.com, February 21, 2015.


Judge to allow murder plot evidence in sex abuse trial of ex-Va. Democratic official. By Jeff Goldberg, ABC 7 News, February 23, 2015.


Attorney withdraws from Michael Gardner case. WUSA 9, February 23, 2015.


Falls Church man’s defense team pulls out of molestation trial after hitman allegations. By Tom Fitzgerald, Fox 5 DC, February 23, 2015.


Democratic Party Chair Who Molested Two Little Girls Tried to Have Them Killed Before Trial. By Joseph Tippins, Defund.com, February 24, 2015.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015