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  • Mary McNamara

    Swanson & McNamara LLP
    300 Montgomery Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, California 94104, U.S.A.
  • Criminal Law


    • Trinity College Dublin, B.A., First Class Honors • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. & L.L.M. • Law clerk to the Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit • Profiled in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers • Northern California Super Lawyer • Named by California Lawyer as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Northern California • Serves on the Criminal Local Rules Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California • Chairs the Northern District’s Fee Review Committee for non-capital Criminal Justice Act cases (2007 to present) and sits on the Capital Fee Review Committee (2009) • Served as co-chair of the Lawyer Representatives for the Northern District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2002) • Chaired the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco (2005) • District Representative for Criminal Justice Act lawyers for the Northern District of California (2007-present) • Former Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Northern District of California • Co-author with Edward W. Swanson and Alexis Haller of the White Collar Crime series of articles which appear periodically in the CACJ’s Forum magazine. • Taught and spoken on trial advocacy, deposition techniques and practice and white collar crime topics including at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, State Bar Annual Meeting, Boalt Hall School of Law, Hastings College of the Law, the University of San Francisco Law School and at seminars organized by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and by the Northern District of California Federal Defenders • Assigned Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV-rating