Chris Fialko is a board certified specialist that began his criminal defense practice in the 1990s in Charlotte and Western North Carolina. He and his team are well known and respected in both State and Federal courts. Fialko Law represents clients accused of white collar crimes, as well as assault, embezzlement, drug trafficking, burglary, murder and more.
In 2003 Chris began to shift his practice to white collar crime cases in Charlotte and Asheville. He concentrated on advising and representing businessmen and professionals who face federal criminal, regulatory, or licensing investigations.
Currently, Fialko Law represents many professionals who need help understanding and responding to grand jury subpoenas, internal corporate investigations, and licensing board discipline actions.
Clients have included:
Chris Fialko has earned widespread recognition for his work in criminal defense, including:
Since 2011, Fialko has served on the North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission as the representative of the criminal defense bar.
Chris has lived and practiced in Charlotte since 1992 and is married with two children. He is a big soccer and baseball fan, and replenishes his soul regularly by seeing live music all over town. As a Connecticut Yankee in North Carolina courts, he is still searching for a good slice of thin crust pizza.
Chris Fialko specializes in defending individual clients in criminal investigations and prosecutions involving diverse subjects such as healthcare fraud, government contracting and military procurement fraud, tax evasion, FDA drug misbranding, and old-fashioned marijuana drug conspiracy with money laundering. Fialko is equally comfortable in state and federal court, having conducted many jury trials in both venues.
In defending clients, Fialko believes a thorough defense investigation — not relying solely on the discovery evidence the government turns over — is key to achieving the best result for each client. He also takes fewer cases, in order to spend more time on each one, finding and interviewing witnesses, subpoenaing documents, and hiring experts to review technical issues. Fialko can counsel a client when to fight, and when to negotiate a plea agreement.