Corinne J. Magee

Corinne J. Magee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in McLean, VA

The Magee Law Firm, PC
 | 6845 Elm Street, Suite 515, McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-356-7500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

A native Minnesotan and undergraduate of the University of Minnesota, Ms. Magee came to the Washington D.C. area in 1972 to work for Congressman William Frenzel. She later worked as Research Director of the Legislature of Michigan's Washington D.C. Office, where her primary responsibility was to coordinate federal and state legislation. In 1979, Ms. Magee graduated with honors from the National Law Center at the George Washington University. During 1979-1980, she worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. In 1981 Ms. Magee became an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Fairfax County, Virginia. In 1987 she left the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, and went into solo practice, concentrating in criminal defense. In 2003, Ms. Magee and her husband created the Magee Law Firm in McLean, Virginia, where she is a principal. Corinne Magee is an active member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, and has chaired the Criminal Practice Section. She is a past-president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), on the Board of Directors of the McLean Bar Association, a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDDA). She regularly teaches continuing legal education courses for the Fairfax Bar Association, VACDL, Virginia CLE, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), and the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Ms. Magee has authored an article, "When Juries Punish too Much; Virginia's Sentencing System Scares Criminal Defendants Away From Trial." 27 Legal Times 27 (March 22, 2004), and has written the Fairfax Criminal Practice Manual (2006).  She is also the editor of "Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia," published by Virginia CLE.

About Corinne Magee

Admitted: 1981, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • Ms. Magee is one of fifteen people recognized in 2007 who changed practice, advanced the law or improved the justice system in Virginia.  She was recognized for her work in challenging the abusive driver civil remedial fees., Virginia Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Bar Association; Fairfax Bar Association; Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National College for DUI Defense; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Rhode Island Bar Association, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ms. Magee is a regular speaker for the Fairfax Bar Association's Speaker's Bureau, addressing schools and parent groups throughout the county, and regularly conducts court tours for the Fairfax County School system.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Article relating to the effect of the "truth in sentencing" amendments to jury sentencing in Virginia., author, When Juries Punish too Much; Virginia's Sentencing System Scares Criminal Defendants Away from Trial, 27 Legal Times 22 (March 22, 2004), 2004

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University National Law Center, 1979
Office Location for Corinne J. Magee

6845 Elm Street, Suite 515
McLean, VA 22101


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Last Updated: 10/8/2015

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