Dean McGee counsels clients in the fields of civil litigation, municipal law, and business law.
After graduating first in his class at St. John’s University School of Law, Dean joined the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in its New York City office, where he litigated cases in state and federal court on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, entertainment, and hospitality industries. A significant portion of his practice was also dedicated to pro bono work, where he represented a criminal defendant facing federal narcotics charges, secured asylum for clients facing persecution in El Salvador and Sudan, and conducted a trademark violation investigation on behalf of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). During his time at Simpson Thacher, Dean took a year off from private practice to serve as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He later served as an Assistant County Attorney, where he advised leaders of the Ulster County Government regarding litigation, contract negotiation, legislation, real estate transactions, and municipal law.
At McCabe Coleman, Dean has successfully litigated cases in the New York State Supreme Court and before the American Arbitration Association. He has also served as outside general counsel to a number of local businesses in the education, construction, and commercial real estate industries. He was named as a 2023 Top Lawyer in the category of civil litigation by Hudson Valley Magazine.
- St. John’s University School of Law – J.D., Summa Cum Laude
- State University of New York at Geneseo – B.A., Cum Laude
- New York
- Southern District of New York
- Northern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Research and Symposium Editor, St. John’s Law Review (2011-2012)
- CALI Awards for Excellence (highest grade) in Contracts, Legal Analysis & Writing, and Criminal Law
- St. John’s Federal Scholars Program
- Joseph Kerzner Prize (highest academic average in law school class)
- Ned D. Frank Award for Criminal Law
- Wann Family Foundation Award for Securities Regulation