Rachel McGuckian

RACHEL T. McGUCKIANAssociate Judge, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 6th Judicial Circuit, since January 14, 2022.

Member, State Board of Elections, 2009-14; State Ethics Commission, 2014-15. Member, Peer Review Committee, 2020-22, and Character Committee, 2013-22, Court of Appeals.

Lt. Colonel, JAG Unit (retired), Maryland Defense Force, 2005-16.

Town Attorney, Town of Kensington, 2001-06.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, 1968. Attended Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, Maryland; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (political science, history of art), 1990; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993 (heuisler honor society; american jurisprudence awards, evidence, constitutional criminal procedure; honor court). Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1993; District of Columbia Bar, 1993. Law clerk to Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, 1993-94. Associate, Eccleston & Wolf, 1994-96. Managing Principal, Rockville office, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., 2018-22 (associate, 1996-2001; equity principal, 2002-22; board of directors, 2014-20). Member, International Bar Association, 2010- (professional ethics committee, officer, 2011-); Federal Bar Association ; Maryland State Bar Association, 1994- (litigation section council, 1998-2012, chair, 2007-08; committee on judicial appointments, 2001-11, chair 2005-11; planning committee, 2002-08; chair, special committee on immediate response, 2011-); District of Columbia Bar Association, 1994- (pro bono honor roll, 2020); Montgomery County Bar Association, 1995- (high school mock trial competition, chair, 1999-2007, judge, 1999-); Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, 1999-. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Maryland State Bar Foundation. Member, Montgomery County Bar Foundation (board of directors, 2008-15; committee chair of the year, 2002, 2003; community service award, 2001, 2006). Member, Montgomery County Inn of Court, (master of the bench); Lawyers Round Table, 2009-. Adjunct professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 2019-. Member, Law School Recommendations Committee, 1997-2007, and Second Decade Society, 2002-04, The Johns Hopkins University. Faculty member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999-. Member, Board of Directors, University of Baltimore Foundation, 2014- (chair, governance committee, 2017-22; executive committee, 2019-22). Member, Regional Advisory Board of Directors, Revere Bank, Montgomery County, 2010-20. Legal counsel, Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation Ltd., 2005-21. Chair, Board of Directors, History Associates, Inc., 2019-22 (member, 2012-22). Maryland Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2006.