Corinne J. Magee
The Magee Law Firm, PLLC
1300 Old Chain Bridge Road, Suite 3
McLean, Virginia 22101
In 1979, Ms. Magee graduated with honors from the National Law Center at the George Washington University. She and her husband then moved back to his native state of Rhode Island, where she worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court, reviewing cases and preparing pre-hearing memoranda for the justices.
In 1981 Ms. Magee and her husband returned to Northern Virginia, where she became an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County. In 1987 she left the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, and went into solo practice, focusing on 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 a past-president, current vice-president and a board member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), as well as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). She is an active member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, where she previously chaired the Criminal Practice Section for twelve years. Ms. Magee regularly teaches continuing legal education courses for the Fairfax Bar Association, VACDL, VTLA, Virginia CLE and the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, where she has taught "Trial of Adult Misdemeanors" for the Court-Appointed Certification Course since its inception. She has also taught courses for a number of other bar associations and organizations. In 2007, Ms. Magee was recognized as one of Virginia's Leaders in the Law for her work in challenging the abusive driver civil remedial fees in the courts. And has been designated a Virginia Superlawyer for criminal practice in 2008 and 2009, and a Top Attorney in the D.C. Area in the area of criminal defense in 2009 and 2010.
Ms. Magee has co-edited the Virginia CLE publication, "Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia" since 2013, and has written an article, "When Juries Punish too Much; Virginia's Sentencing System Scares Criminal Defendants Away From Trial." 27 Legal Times 27 (March 22, 2004), She has also written the Fairfax Criminal Practice Manual (2006), which was distributed by the Fairfax Bar Association.
Corinne Magee is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Virginia but is currently inactive in Rhode Island.