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Rachel T. McGuckian

Rachel T. McGuckian

Rachel T. McGuckian represents businesses including listed public companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, government contractors and family enterprises in all aspects of their dealings, internal and external, and also represents private clients in complex divorce, Hague and contested estate matters. A seasoned trial and appellate litigator, Rachel was named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Maryland and in Washington, D.C.

Rachel served as law clerk to the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the Southern Division of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and is frequently retained as local counsel in that court and in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Her reported cases include:

  • Thomas v. Bozick, 92 A.3d 614 (Md. App. 2014)
  • Bradley v. Bradley, 76 A.3d 395 (Md. App. 2013)
  • Clancy v. King, 954 A.2d 1092 (Md. 2008)
  • Hoang v. Hewitt Ave. Associates, LLC, 936 A.2d 915 (Md. App. 2007)
  • Willard Packaging Co., Inc. v. Javier, 899 A.2d 940 (Md. App. 2004)
  • Montgomery County v. Anchor Inn Seafood Restaurant, 822 A.2d 429 (Md. 2000)
  • Camden v. State of Maryland, 910 F. Supp. 1115 (D. Md. 1996)

Affiliations & Recognition

Professional Involvement

  • History Associates, Inc.:  Board of Directors

  • International Bar Association: Professional Ethics Committee, Senior Co-Vice Chair

  • Lawyers' Round Table

  • Maryland Defense Force (MDDF): Lt. Colonel, JAG Unit (Retired 2016)

  • Maryland State Bar Association: Litigation Section Council (1998-present); Chair (2007-2008); Committee on Judicial Appointments (2001-2011); Co-Chair (2005-2011); Planning Committee (2002-2008); Special Committee on Immediate Response: Chair (2011-present); Ad Hoc Committee on Bar Counsel Appointment: Chair (2017)

  • Maryland State Board of Elections: Board Member (2009-2014)

  • Maryland State Ethics Commission: Commissioner (2014-2015)

  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C.:  Board of Directors

  • Montgomery County Bar Association: High School Mock Trial Competition, Program Co-Chair (1999-2007), Judge (1999-present); District Court Mediator (2001-2003); Recipient, Bar Foundation Committee Chair of the Year Award (2002, 2003); Recipient, Community Service Award (2001, 2006)

  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation: Board of Directors (2008-2015)

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center: Faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center program (1999-present)

  • Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Ltd.: Legal Advisor

  • Revere Bank: Montgomery County Regional Advisory Board of Directors

  • The Johns Hopkins University: Law School Recommendations Committee (1997-2007); Second Decade Society (2002-2004)

  • Town of Kensington: Town Attorney (2001-2006)

  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow: Law Clerk (1993-1994)

  • University of Baltimore Foundation: Board of Directors

  • Women's Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Family Law, Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation (2018-2019)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated

  • Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion as a Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation (2009-2019); Named among the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers (2013-2014); Named among the Top 50 Women Attorneys (2010-2017)

  • The Daily Record: "Leadership in Law" Award (2006)

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Business Litigation (2009-2018); Selected for inclusion as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the D.C. Metro Area (2010-2014) and as one of the Top 100 D.C. Super Lawyers overall (2014)



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