Municipal Trial Counsel
Rachel McKay is a 2022 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Rachel received her B.A. in sociology from Davidson College, during which time she worked as an intern investigator for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., and completed her thesis examining the impact of public defense resourcing on case outcomes at the county level. Following graduation, Rachel spent a year abroad as a Watson Fellow exploring criminal legal systems and incarceration in New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, and Myanmar. This experience led her to pursue a law degree in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio at Case Western Reserve University. During law school, Rachel worked for the Immigrant Defenders Law Center based in San Diego, as well as the Mecklenburg County Public Defender in Charlotte, North Carolina and the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Ketchikan, Alaska. Upon graduation, Rachel received the Pro Bono Graduating Student of the Year Award and Paul J. Hergenröeder Award for Trial Tactics. Rachel joined the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office in August of 2022.
Davidson College, B.A. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
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