Christopher Madiou

Federal and State Criminal Defense


We practice criminal defense because we believe in empowering people when they have the most to lose.

Our Mission

For over ten years, Christopher Madiou has defended hundreds of clients in criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts. He understands the unique stress defendants face. His practice prioritizes clients’ peace of mind. His approach is designed to ease anxiety, demystify the legal process and, most importantly, put clients on a path back home.

Our mission is simple—in each case, we do everything possible to achieve success.

When you’re faced with overwhelming legal problems, you need an immediate plan and experienced counsel to carry it out. We’re here to help.

Contact us anytime for a free consultation.












About Chris

Christopher Madiou has extensive experience at every stage of the criminal process, from advising grand jury targets and witnesses, to guiding clients through arrest, indictment, pretrial litigation, representation at trial and on appeal. He has litigated a broad range of matters, from narcotics trafficking and crimes of violence to complex financial fraud and international cyber crime. To each case, he brings a creative and fervent approach that is respected by both his adversaries and the judiciary.

Mr. Madiou is a member of the Federal Bar Council, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the New York State Bar Association. He is appointed to the Criminal Justice Act panel in the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Madiou received his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University in 2002 and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2006.

Bar Admissions:
New York State
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Maryland State
District of Maryland
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Practice Areas

Your liberty is at stake—we’re here to help.

If you have been charged with a crime in federal or state court, you have an understandable amount of anxiety and a myriad of questions. Your liberty is at stake. We’re here to help you understand the nature of your legal situation and form a plan designed for success. Our firm prioritizes client service, which often means crisis management. We understand that a criminal defense problem can have a ripple effect in a defendant’s life—even an arrest can cause irreparable collateral damage. Having the right counsel is critical. We have the experience and approach needed to mitigate the devastating effect a criminal charge can bring.

Our firm represents criminal defendants in state and federal courts from their first appearance through trial and on appeal. We litigate a broad range of matters, from complex criminal matters, such as heath care fraud and insider trading, to misdemeanor and violent felony offenses. Our firm also represents foreign nationals facing extradition to the United States for criminal prosecution.

Our mission is simple—in each case, we do everything possible to achieve success.

If you are being investigated, time is not on your side.

If you have been served a subpoena for documents, bank records or testimony, or otherwise believe you are the target of Government investigators, please contact us today. Government investigations require the right plan of action, which can only be carried out by experienced counsel. Do not take it upon yourself to comply with a subpoena or speak with investigators on your own. Our firm’s primary objective is always to avoid government investigation and criminal charges, when possible. Where this is not possible, we work to resolve the matter quickly and discreetly. We understand that civil and criminal investigations often affect each other, and work toward dispositions that favorably resolve both.

Give yourself the chance to avoid indictment—contact us today to discuss your case for free.

Proven strategies for the most intricate legal issues.

We understand—you have complicated and unique legal problems. You need immediate answers. Our firm handles a broad spectrum of complex criminal and civil litigation matters. Whether it’s litigating capital appeals in other states, bringing civil rights lawsuits for police misconduct, or navigating Bitcoin startups through evolving regulations, we have the training and experience to handle the most involved legal issues. More importantly, we make sure that you thoroughly understand your options and explain every step of our litigation strategy and process.

Our litigation practice covers:

  • Police Misconduct / Civil Rights
  • Appeals
  • Civil Defense
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Corporate Start-Up

Law Offices of Christopher Madiou

New York
50 Broad Street
Suite 1609
New York, NY 10004

Phone: (917) 408-6484
Fax: (212) 571-9149

6305 Ivy Lane
Suite 700
Greenbelt, MD 20770