John L. McKinley, Jr.

John McKinley

Partner since 2007

Atlanta, Georgia
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Mr. McKinley has a diversified civil trial practice, focusing on transportation, premises liability/negligent security, and tort litigation.  In addition to representing self-insureds and insured companies in cases involving motor carriers, residential and commercial properties, and other tort matters, he also represents insurers in claims involving coverage, breach of contract, and bad faith, as well as suspected fraudulent claims.

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 and is an approved instructor with the Georgia Department of Insurance.

Prior to joining Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins 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.

Areas of Practice

Premises Liability/Negligent Security
Insurance and Tort Litigation
Vehicle Dealership Representation

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Georgia (1996)

Court Admissions

Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


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, 2015-2016
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

Community Involvement

Catholic Church of St. Ann, Life Teen, Board Member
Upward Sports, Coach (Basketball, Soccer)