Madeline Blackburn assists individual and business clients in a range of legal matters, including criminal law, estate planning, personal injury, general litigation, and more. Her compassionate approach helps her connect with clients and understand how best to meet their needs.
Madeline graduated from William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. As a student, she sought to improve the law school experience for disabled students, helping to found the Disabled Students Alliance. As a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Madeline was proud to assist fellow veterans with disability compensation claims through William & Mary’s Veterans Benefits Clinic. In her free time, she volunteered with the Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative, an organization dedicated to reducing the incarceration rates of non-violent offenders.
Madeline’s range of experience includes work with the Virginia Public Defender’s Office and a federal public defender’s office, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and an international cargo shipping firm. She completed Shaheen & Gordon’s inaugural DEI summer intern program before accepting her current position.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, snowboarding, and painting.
Education and Career
- B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2013
- J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2022
- Editor-in-Chief, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
- Publicity Chair, Equality Alliance (LGBTQ Law Society)
- Treasurer & Founding Member, Disabled Students Alliance
- Commissioned Officer, United States Coast Guard, 2013–2019
- Legal Intern, Richmond Public Defender’s Office, 2020
- Legal Intern, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2021
- Summer Legal Intern, Shaheen & Gordon, 2021
- Associate, Shaheen & Gordon, 2022–present
Professional and Community Involvement
- National LGBT Bar
- The American Legion