John McKinley, Jr has a diversified civil trial practice, focusing on transportation, premises liability/negligent security, and general liability tort litigation. He represents self-insureds and insured companies in cases involving motor carriers, residential and commercial properties, and other tort matters.
Mr. McKinley also represents car dealerships on various legal matters, including claims involving express and implied warranties, lemon law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, fraud, bad faith, and other alleged breaches of contractual and tort obligations.
He regularly speaks to corporations and claims professionals on a variety of insurance and tort matters.
Prior to joining the firm as a partner in 2007, Mr. McKinley served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, practicing in the Environmental and Civil Rights Litigation Sections of the Law Department and was also a partner at another Atlanta law firm.
Mr. McKinley is currently serving as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
University of Georgia School of Law
, Athens, Georgia
J.D., cum laude
– 1996 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
, Managing Board
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
A.B. – Criminal Justice Studies Program
Honors and Awards
Georgia Super Lawyers, 2015 – 2024
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009 – 2011
Georgia Trend, Legal Elite, 2011
Professional Associations and Memberships
Atlanta Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (former chair of Trucking Committee)
National Association of Dealer Counsel
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Catholic Church of St. Ann, Life Teen, Board Member
Upward Sports, Coach (Basketball, Soccer)