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Attorney Colin E. McNamee

Colin E. McNamee

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Colin E. McNamee has dedicated the entirety of his more than 10-year career in law to the discrete and professional defense of complex criminal cases. Some of Colin’s most successful case outcomes are the ones that never made a headline, nor came to the attention of his client’s employer. Handling effectively what may be his client’s most difficult challenge in life, requires compassion and understanding. Colin chose to focus his law practice on the defense of criminal cases because he is driven to be a trusted ally for those facing life’s obstacles.

Colin is a detail-oriented and passionate advocate who is not deterred by the difficult task of pushing back against the government. Intensive investigation and diligent preparation characterize the approach he takes to defending every accusation leveled at his clients. Colin invests himself in each matter and strives to avoid uncertain outcomes, because he knows that his clients value their families, freedoms, and livelihoods.

Criminal defense work is essentially risk management at its core. Colin has developed a great deal of experience in risk management by assisting clients, especially white-collar and business clients, to understand how a proposed course of conduct must conform to the law and regulations of their industry. This risk management experience includes tax and regulatory compliance, banking, contract interpretation and negotiation, along with IRS and other law enforcement investigations. Preparation, first and foremost, leads to successful outcomes for clients, their businesses, and families. This tailored approach makes Colin a natural leader and fit for cases in a wide variety of practice areas. 

Prior to forming the KM Law Firm, Colin was a partner in a boutique Columbus Criminal Defense Firm. Throughout his career, Colin has been recognized for providing excellent client-focused representation to clients from all walks of life. The government brings all its resources to a criminal prosecution. Colin understands how to frame his client’s best defense and use all available evidence and resources to maintain an advantage. Successfully navigating the criminal justice system requires patience, timing, and skill. Attorney Colin E. McNamee brings these qualities, creativity, and provides real experience, to each client who entrusts him with their case.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Legal Clinic. Trial Advocacy.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International Relations / Diplomacy and Political Science

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2012


  • English
  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Trial Attorney