Cory McKenna

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Portland, Maine

McKenna PLLC
Cory McKenna
McKenna PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Family Law; view more

Licensed in Maine since: 2013

Education: University of Maine School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023
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McKenna PLLC

75 Pearl St
Suite 216
Portland, ME 04101 Visit website


Cory McKenna is a criminal defense attorney at McKenna PLLC in Portland, Maine. Mr. McKenna represents clients throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area in misdemeanor and felony cases involving charges such as drug possession, OUI, theft and more. In addition to criminal law, he has experience with various areas of civil litigation, including contract, family, insurance and intellectual property law.

Mr. McKenna is passionate about protecting the legal rights of his clients and fighting for the best possible outcome for their unique situations. The National Trial Lawyers included him on its Maine list of the “Top 40 Under 40” in 2020 and 2021.

After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Mr. McKenna earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. He developed his legal knowledge and experience during law school through several roles, including serving as a student attorney at the school’s intellectual property clinic and clerking for private law firms.

Following law school graduation, Mr. McKenna obtained his license to practice law before all Maine state courts. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Active in his legal community, he belongs to the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Maine Association of Parental Rights Attorneys and the American Bar Association.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. McKenna serves on the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services. Additionally, he serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Family Law, Government Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Child Support, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Insurance, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Law, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Government Contracts
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2013, Maine

Professional Webpage:

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 In Maine, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020, 2021
  • Carvers Fellow, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Pro Bono Service Award, University of Maine School of Law
Educational Background:
  • University of Vermont, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • South Portland Conservation Committee - Member, 2021
  • South Portland Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee - Secretary, 2021
  • South Portland Board of Appeals - Board Member, 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Maine Parental Rights Attorneys Association - Board of Directors, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2016
  • State of Maine, 2013
  • Maine Association of Parental Rights Attorneys - Member
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney - United States District Court for the District of Maine, 2021
  • American Bar Association - Member, 2020
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2021

Office location for Cory McKenna

75 Pearl St
Suite 216
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-830-4169


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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