Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney Maggie McNamara | Cordell & Cordell

Maggie McNamara

Senior Litigation Attorney


Virginia Beach divorce attorney Maggie McNamaraWhen Virginia Beach divorce attorney Maggie McNamara meets with clients for the first time, she understands that their lives are upside down. She finds satisfaction in helping clients find a way forward that allows them to continue to enjoy the families and livelihoods they worked so hard to establish.

“I am a creative problem solver,” Ms. McNamara said. “I figure out my clients’ goals and work backward from there to determine how to get them where they want to go.”

There are always unknowns in family law cases, but by working together Ms. McNamara helps her clients navigate the process in a way that minimizes the damages and maximizes the quality of life going forward.

“I truly believe the practice of family law is my calling,” she said. “I understand the magnitude of what is at stake and will do everything in my power to ensure my client has as positive an outcome as possible.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. McNamara is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Ms. McNamara received her Bachelor of Arts from Appalachian State University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Liberty University School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. McNamara practiced family law and criminal law.


  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section Young Lawyer’s Conference)

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, 8th Edition, Virginia CLE, 2019, Author
  • Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, 7th Edition, Virginia CLE, 2016, Author
  • Virginia CLE 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar, 2015, Faculty/Presenter, Fairfax-Norfolk-Richmond
  • Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, 6th Edition, Virginia CLE, 2013, Author
  • Basic Divorce Law (Virginia MCLE), Co-author/Presenter, Lynchburg, VA


"​​Maggie is very responsive and is quick to get back to me when I reach out.  She is continually providing me with updates.  She really listens well and has really been great with communicating with the opposing party.​"
​"She always responds quickly.  The communication between Maggie and I has been phenomenal. I feel very comfortable sharing my thoughts and concerns with her. She listens carefully and give advice. She helps me understand my current situation and I feel comfortable asking her questions if I don't understand.​"