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Dean Michael McGee

Litigation Attorney at Poughkeepsie, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
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About Dean

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Dean McGee is a partner at McCabe Coleman Ventosa & Patterson PLLC and head of the civil litigation department.

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.

In 2020, Dean returned home to the Mid-Hudson Valley 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.

Dean lives in Kingston, New York with his wife and two children.

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Dean Michael McGee
42 Catharine Street
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

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Posted by Ernest | August 29, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had a consolation with Dean after being threatened with a breach of contract lawsuit. He helped guide me to an efficient and cost-effective resolution of the dispute. I can’t thank Dean enough and I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jill | August 29, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend Dean McGee
After I was threatened with a breach of contract lawsuit, Dean provided me with an efficient and cost-effective resolution of the dispute. It worked like a charm and now my anxiety over the matter has disappeared.
Posted by C | November 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, balanced and tough.
We hired Dean and his firm in connection with a civil complaint. We felt the complaint was unjustified but had to respond. Dean was immediately responsive - court date was within 72 hours of our call. He reviewed the facts, offered a balanced assessment of our exposure balanced against his costs. He then got us a settlement that was substantially below what we were willing to pay. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Terry | August 30, 2021
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Professional, informative, caring attorney
Mr. McGee is a very professional, caring attorney who is extremely helpful & informative. He took the time to listen to me & genuinely sympathetic about my concerns. I would definitely refer him to my family & friends.
Posted by Chris | July 14, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Informative and efficient
Dean McGee handled a business dispute on my behalf and efficiently negotiated a favorable settlement with the opposing party. I would hire him and his firm for any legal matters moving forward.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. McGee
I was charged with a felony, and Mr. McGee helped get it down to a misdemeanor, and also helped me get my job back.
Posted by Megan | January 10, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Strongly recommend
We were approached by a real estate developer and Dean helped guide us regarding the negotiations and structure of the transaction. He was quick, responsive, and well-prepared.
Posted by Joshua | December 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Perfect First Experience
My wife and I are now first time home owners thanks to Dean McGee. What we expected to be a long, drawn out, stressful, and tiring process was anything but, due to Dean's outstanding professionalism, proficiency, and dedication. He was available when we needed him and efficiently answered every question or concern we had. We will whole heartedly be trusting Dean with any legal advice or concerns that arise in the future and will most certainly be recommending him to everyone we know.
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Posted by Michael | December 12, 2020
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High Level of professionalism
I was wrongfully threatened by a former employer and Dean successful resolved the case immediately. He has a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, promptness, knowledge and would trust him with any legal matters now or in the future.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Ulster County Attorney's Office
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Southern District Of New York
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • 2012 - 2015
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Education

  • St. John's University School of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hound Partners Offshore Fund, LP v. Valeant Pharm. Int'l, Inc., No. 18CV76(DLC), 2018 WL 1940437, at *2 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2018)

Associations

  • St. John's University Law Review
  • Research and Symposium Editor
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Federal Scholars Program
  • St. John’s University School of Law
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  • Joseph Kerzner Prize
  • St. John's University School of Law
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  • Ned D. Frank Award for Criminal Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Wann Family Foundation Award for Securities Regulation
  • St. John's University School of Law
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Attorney CLE Program
  • Attorney Client Privilege
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Dean McGee for four plus years while we were both associates at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. We also both clerked in the Southern District of New York the same year (but for different judges). Dean is an exceptional lawyer with a profound ability to understand complex legal problems and find unique solutions. Dean’s professionalism and team mentality make him stand out not only as a great lawyer but also a wonderful colleague. I look forward to working with Dean again."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Dean while doing a federal clerkship alongside him, and have known him for many years. Dean has an excellent legal mind and is hard working. He is able to distill complex legal issues into understandable language and is able to view matters practically, providing the best outcome for his clients. I would highly recommend him to any client."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Dean McGee for seven years while we were colleagues at Simpson Thacher in New York. I always valued Dean's strong work ethic, attention to detail, and professionalism. More than that, he is a great colleague who always treats his team members--be it fellow attorneys, clients, paralegals, or others--with respect and courtesy. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Dean again."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean is an exceptional and highly regarded attorney, having deep experience, knowledge of the law and high standards for ethics and honesty. I highly endorse and recommend this attorney."
General practice Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dean is a sharp, diligent and careful lawyer with a wealth of experience spanning from high level federal commercial litigation to representation of small rural municipalities. Whatever legal issue you may have, Dean has the skills to provide you with top-notch representation. I strongly endorse Dean."

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Poughkeepsie Litigation Lawyer Dean Michael McGee
Dean Michael McGee
Litigation Attorney
Poughkeepsie, NY
Licensed for 11 years