About the Firm

Experienced and Strategic

With a dedicated team of experienced attorneys, McKenna Deschuytner, PLLC knows that the best way to address our clients’ legal issues is to listen to them and involve them in every step of the process. Your case is important to us — read on to learn about our areas of focus.

Law Firm

Meet The Team

Rachel J. Deschuytner

Attorney

Rachel focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation and

personal injury law. She has vast experience with negligence claims, and has handled hundreds of cases, including wrongful death, dog bites, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and workers' compensation claims.  Rachel is committed to obtaining the best result for her clients and has a proven track record of success. 

Cory R. McKenna

Attorney

Cory is an experienced trial attorney. Through his criminal law practice, he has handled hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving offenses to felony drug offenses and serious violent crimes.  Cory's wide range of experience also includes resolving trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret disputes, as well as personal injury, contract disputes, and insurance law.

Rachel J. Deschuytner

Attorney

Rachel focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation and

personal injury law. She has vast experience with negligence claims, and has handled hundreds of cases, including wrongful death, dog bites, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and workers' compensation claims.  Rachel is committed to obtaining the best result for her clients and has a proven track record of success. 

During law school, Rachel was a student attorney with the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic and earned a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her work. In addition, she was awarded a Pro Bono Publica award for completing over 80 hours of volunteer legal work.

 

Rachel was also a member of Maine Law School’s Moot Court Team and competed in the First Amendment National Moot Court Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, and exploring Maine’s beaches and mountains.

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, Juris Doctor 2014 Cum Laude
University of Southern Maine, Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, 2008 Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Maine State Bar Association; New Lawyer's Section, Past Chairperson, Board Member
Governor of District Three – Cumberland County; Member

Maine Trial Lawyers Association; Member

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Maine, 2014
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2015

RECOGNITION​

2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star

2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star

 

Cory R. McKenna

Attorney

Cory is an experienced trial attorney. Through his criminal law practice, he has handled hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving offenses to felony drug offenses and serious violent crimes.  He has extensive experience defending protection from abuse and protective custody cases.  Cory is a real trial lawyer - he is in court almost every day helping client's navigate the complex court system and dealing with prosecutors and judges on a daily basis.  Cory's wide range of experience also includes resolving trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret disputes, as well as personal injury, contract disputes, and insurance law.

While a student at the University of Maine School of Law, Cory was awarded the school’s Pro Bono Service Award for providing volunteer legal service to the local community. He clerked for a law firm focused on criminal defense and family law through most of law school, learning from one of the best trial attorneys in the State.  Cory also worked as a student attorney at the Intellectual Property Clinic and practiced before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He gained valuable experience through the Clinic: successfully defending Mainers’ trademarks against international corporations, registering the City of Portland’s trademark, assisting local artists with copyright registration, and advising entrepreneurs on the patentability of new inventions. In addition, Cory served as a Carvers Fellow at the Conservation Law Foundation, gaining experience in environmental law. He also worked as a law clerk for a Portland firm.

 

In his free time, Cory enjoys the Maine outdoors all year-round snowboarding, running, and hiking with family and friends.

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2009 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association - Member

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Member

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BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Maine, 2013
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2016

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2017

 

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