After graduating from the University of Virginia, Mr. McNamara began his professional life as a newspaper journalist. Writing for publications in Virginia and North Carolina, Mr. McNamara cultivated the ability to write with clarity and precision and a creative, tenacious research method. Following his brief, but award-winning career in journalism, Mr. McNamara enrolled in law school in 2006. There, he focused his studies on the diverse fields of media law and criminal defense.
In 2010, Mr. McNamara became an Assistant Public Defender at the Norfolk Public Defender's Office. During his time there, Mr. McNamara tried hundreds of cases ranging from misdemeanors and traffic violations to violent felonies. Mr. McNamara gained a reputation for being "litigious" among local prosecutors - a term Mr. McNamara takes as a compliment.
In January, 2016, Mr. McNamara left the Public Defender's Office with the blessing of his former colleagues, a move that allows him to use his experience, resolve, and skills to assist those who seek justice in Virginia courts.
When he's not in the courtroom, Mr. McNamara can be probably be found at sporting events, at a local dog park, or helping in the soup kitchen at the Norfolk church he attends.
Washington and Lee School of Law, Juris Doctor 2009. Managing Editor, Law News Fall, 2008- Fall, 2009. Vice President, Business Law Society, Fall 2008. University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts , English Literature 2002.
Licensed to practice law in Virginia 2010. Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association. Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section.