Eileen McNamara

Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice

Tel (718) 254-0700 x 258

Eileen joined Brooklyn Defender Services after working for nearly three years as a public defender at Queens Law Associates. She graduated from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., in 2014.

Law is her second career; she worked for sixteen years as a journalist, most of that time with The Associated Press in the Caribbean and New York. From her first law school internship at a capital defender’s office in Louisiana, assisting lawyers representing clients facing the death penalty, Eileen knew that public defense was her true calling. While in law school, she had her first experience representing clients in court as an intern at the Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church in Northern Virginia.

Eileen received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is a native of Cleveland. She is proud to represent the community in her adopted hometown of New York, where she has lived since 2002. Eileen is a Mets fan, but is happy to work with baseball fans of all stripes.