DC Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher J. Mutimer
Christopher J. Mutimer is a dedicated criminal defense trial attorney who has worked with hundreds of clients involving various misdemeanor and felony offenses. He gained a reputation as a tenacious advocate upon winning his first eleven bench trials in DC Superior Court. Many of the clients that have worked with attorney Mutimer have described him as a caring, competent and tenacious advocate. For many clients the idea of facing a prosecutor, an investigating police officer or an intimidating courtroom is a frightening experience. However, Mr. Mutimer’s clients have regularly expressed how they have never felt alone or unprotected due to the detailed attention and care Mr. Mutimer provided to their cases. There is no case too big or too small for attorney Mutimer.
Mr. Mutimer was named in the Top 40 under 40 for DUI and criminal defense by the National Trial Lawyers and been certified by the National Traffic & Highway Safety Administration to administer the standardized field sobriety tests–an invaluable training to effectively cross-examine police officers in DUI cases. In 2016, attorney Mutimer left his own practice to join Scrofano Law PC. By joining Scrofano Law PC attorney Mutimer has joined a firm whose sole focus is to serve clients in need of outstanding criminal defense in Washington, DC. Because the office of Scrofano Law PC is located directly across the street from the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Mr. Mutimer can always be available for his clients when and where they need him the most. In addition, Mr. Mutimer not only works in the District of Columbia, he has also chosen to make it his home. This means that he is available to help his clients and their families even if that means going to the Central Cell Block at 3:00 am when the loved one of a person recently arrested needs help the most.
Mr. Mutimer was born in Maryland and grew up in the Washington, DC area. He completed his undergraduate work at American University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Catholic University – The Columbus School of Law. While in law school, Attorney Mutimer worked full time for one of the most respected DUI defense attorneys in Washington, DC where he learned the art and science of representing clients charged with DUI and other serious crimes. Attorney Mutimer is prepared to use his experience gained from handling numerous jury trials and bench trials in the District of Columbia to zealously fight for the rights of each and every one of his clients. From the moment you first meet him, his passion for his clients and their cases will become clear.
In 2017, Mr. Mutimer graduated from the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Founded by famed trial lawyer Gerry Spence, the program selects an elite group of civil plaintiffs lawyers and criminal defense lawyers for a three-week intensive advocacy program. Mr. Mutimer spent three weeks living on a ranch doing 8 hours per day of on your feet trial advocacy training. That same year, Mr. Mutimer was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense.
Mr. Mutimer’s has gotten tremendous results for his clients due to his tenacious advocacy and skill in the courtroom. After successfully defending five misdemeanor charges for one client, a local DC bar named a drink after him and put “Mutimer’s Closing Argument” on their menu.
When you make the decision to hire attorney Mutimer as your Washington, DC criminal defense attorney, you can rest assured you will have a competent and well-trained fighter in your corner when you need one the most. And finally, just remember that when consulting a Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorney you should select an attorney who is familiar with the jurisdiction and is willing to fight for your rights no matter how large the obstacles may be in any given case. You want an attorney who has a firm belief that it is his job to stand up to the government. This means taking cases to trial when necessary. While many law firms will pressure clients to take a plea deal, even if it is not in your benefit, you want someone who truly understands that when you take a bad plea deal, you lose every time. You want a compassionate and competent advocate not a plea artist.