Experience & Expertise
Chris Fogleman

Chris Fogleman


Chris Fogleman is a Shareholder at the firm. His practice areas include commercial litigation, creditors rights, and criminal defense. Mr. Fogleman has been admitted to practice law in Maryland since 1985, the District of Columbia since 1989, and Virginia since 1990. He is also admitted in the federal courts in those jurisdictions.

Mr. Fogleman received his Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, DC in May 1984. He graduated magna cum laude from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with a BA in May 1981. Chris Fogleman served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Calvin R. Sanders in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland and later accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. During his tenure with the Office of the Public Defender, Mr. Fogleman's criminal jury trial experience included many serious felony cases, and he won acquittals in armed robbery, kidnapping and homicide cases. Mr. Fogleman joined Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman, Chartered in 1988.

Since joining Gleason & Flynn, Chartered, Mr. Fogleman has had nearly twenty years of civil litigation experience, including significant trial and appellate experience in the courts of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Fogleman became a shareholder at the firm in July 1996, and in July 2000, the firm recognized Mr. Fogleman's accomplishments and contributions by adding his name to the firm name, Gleason, Flynn, Emig & Fogleman, Chartered.

Since 1990, Mr. Fogleman has served, by appointment of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, as a mediator, where he has facilitated settlement of many difficult commercial and other disputes. He is an active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, serving on its Judicial Selections and Fee Dispute Resolution Committees. He is a member of several professional associations, including the Maryland State Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. Mr. Fogleman has frequently lectured in continuing legal education seminars on creditors' rights issues. He has earned Martindale Hubbell's "AV" Peer Review Rating, its highest, for legal ability and professional ethics.

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Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US District Court for the District of Maryland
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • US District Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • King’s College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1981)
  • Washington College of Law, American University (J.D. 1984)

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers