Maggie McLetchie has experience in many facets of the legal industry, which she puts to work for her clients. After graduating from Carleton College, she worked as a paralegal and then a community organizer. During law school, Maggie fought for the rights of homeless people, garment workers, and residents of slum housing, and served as chair of UCLAW’s Public Interest Law Foundation. Maggie graduated from law school in 2002, and then worked as a lawyer for over four years at Bingham LLP, a multi-national law firm, representing Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of high-profile litigation and arbitration. Despite the pressures of working at a large law firm, Maggie made time to represent many pro bono clients, including prisoners and homeless people. She also participated in arbitration against an energy company for breaches of contract and failure to deliver energy despite a lucrative contract. Over 70 million dollars and extensive injunctive relief was awarded to the State of California.
In July of 2007, Maggie moved to Nevada and joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU-NV). As Legal Director, she put her big firm skills and work ethic to use for the cause of protecting the Constitution. Firmly believing that core constitutional principles can bring us together, Maggie drew upon support as diverse as the Gun Owners of Nevada and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada in her work at the ACLU-NV. She went into private practice in 2011. In private practice, Maggie continues her work on civil rights and open government, as well as general litigation. She also represents Euphoria Wellness, LLC, a regulated Nevada medical marijuana company.
Maggie has a long history of fighting for justice, and is no stranger to standing up to powerful adversaries. Whether she is representing civil rights plaintiffs, large corporate clients in complex commercial litigation, or people facing criminal charges, she is a passionate advocate to have on your side. In 2015, Maggie formed McLetchie Shell with Alina Shell, a colleague from the ACLU of Nevada and a former assistant federal public defender. The combination of Maggie’s and Alina’s experiences allows McLetchie Shell to provide top-notch legal services.
- 2002 – State of California
- 2008 – State of Nevada
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Nevada
- United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 2002; Program in Public Interest Law and Policy)
- Carleton College
- NACJ President’s Award (2009) [Death Penalty Case]
- NACJ President’s Award (2011) [Coroner’s Inquest Reform]
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Nevada
- Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys