Attorneys Christian Chorba and Rebecca Dourmashkin have joined Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. They began practice in the firm’s Litigation Group in Burlington, Vermont in early January.

Christian Chorba comes to DRM as Of Counsel after having practiced as a litigation attorney at a Burlington, VT law firm for five years. Chorba has broad experience in land use, zoning, environmental regulation, torts, and employment matters. In addition to arguing cases before state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, he has extensive experience with other litigation-related venues, such as state and local boards, commissions, and committees. Chorba is currently President of the board of directors for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Vermont’s camp for children who have or have had cancer.

Also joining the firm’s Litigation practice is Rebecca Dourmashkin. Dourmashkin comes to DRM as an Associate attorney after having served for several years as a legislative staff member to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In this role she advocated for Vermont priorities through the development of federal legislation and policy. Dourmashkin will focus her practice at DRM on all aspects of general litigation including commercial litigation and white collar crime and government enforcement.

“We are very pleased to welcome Christian and Rebecca to DRM,” said Robert Luce, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group. “Christian is a respected and skilled litigator who brings an important skillset to our team. We’re also thrilled that Rebecca has joined us. She is a rising star in the field and we’re excited for her to grow her practice at DRM.” Chorba and Dourmashkin are part of DRM’s dynamic and seasoned Litigation team, which includes longtime industry leaders Robert Luce, Tristram Coffin, Matthew Borick, Andre Bouffard, Timothy Doherty, Walter Judge, Jennifer McDonald, Evan O’Brien, and Christopher Roy.