Christopher A. Hostage

Location: Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland attorney Christopher Hostage, offers DWI, DUI, divorce, wills, trust collections, complex litigation to personal injury and both civil and criminal defense.

Representing clients in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th federal circuits, as well as various state courts ranging from Florida to Alaska. He established his private practice in December of 1999.

Mr. Hostage has represented clients in civil and criminal trials before all courts and government agencies. Mr. Hostage has successfully litigated cases involving a wide variety of practice areas, including DWI, DUI, Drug, possession, white collar criminal defense, civil commercial litigation and related administrative proceedings, and labor disputes.

Some recent cases include:

  • A multidistrict litigation involving RICO claims against Honda Corporation in the District of Maryland
  • Prosecution of a nonprofit corporation’s RICO claims against its former direct mail fund-raiser in federal court and through arbitration;
  • Representation of the claims of a proposed nationwide class of farmers in an antitrust action against the Chicago Board of Trade before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • A toxic tort class action suit in Alaska state court
  • Representation of counsel in their successful appeal to the Eleventh Circuit from bank fraud convictions entered
  • Representation of numerous discriminates before the NLRB resulting in one of the largest back pay awards issued by the agency
  • A class action on behalf of non union D.C. management employees against the District of Columbia government, for back pay and salary increases.
  • Sexual assault defense of a celebrity in Arlington County, Virginia.

Mr. Hostage is a 1980 graduate of the Wheeling College School of Criminal Justice. He attended graduate school at Rutgers University, and received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1984. He began his legal career with a solo practice in Washington, D.C. concentrating on criminal law, personal injury, family law, and employment law. In 1994, he helped start a small litigation firm, Reed & Hostage, P.C., in Georgetown. Hostage Legal Services, P.C. was incorporated in 1999.

Mr. Hostage is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. He is married and has four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law – Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Divorce
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Business Organizations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Constitutional Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury – Defense
  • Personal Injury – Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

ar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1993
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. – 1984
  • Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
    • Masters Program
  • Wheeling College
    • B.A. – 1980
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • NAACP, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Bar Association, Member
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Member


Hostage Legal Services
30 Courthouse Square,
Suite 305
RockvilleMD 20850