Robert McKinney

Biography

Rob McKinney He focuses on defending companies in high-risk litigation involving product liability, mass torts, premises liability, and toxic exposures. He has extensive experience representing clients from the industrial manufacturing, automotive, insurance and financial industries before state and federal courts in West Virginia and Kentucky.

Prior to joining the firm, Rob was Counsel and Acting Director of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia’s Division of Probation Services, where he worked implementing and enhancing West Virginia’s Drug Court programs. Before this role he spent more than 15 years in private practice in West Virginia and Kentucky.

Services

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law  (J.D., 1995)
  • Marshall University  (B.A.S., 1992)
    • Society of Yeager Scholars

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar

Presentations

  • Presenter, "Introduction to Drug Courts,”  West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Division of Probation Services, and West Virginia Association Of Probation Officers Professional Education Development Conference, Charleston, West Virginia (November 9, 2017)
  • Panelist and materials author, “Juvenile Justice Reform: Bringing Systems Together,” West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice Handle with Care Conference, Charleston, West Virginia (October 13, 2016)
  • Presenter and materials author, “Juvenile Delinquency Law Update,” West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute Annual Meeting, Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, West Virginia (June 22, 2016)
  • Presenter, “Discussion of SB371 and SB393: Criminal and Juvenile Reform Legislation,” West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Division of Probation Services, and West Virginia Association Of Probation Officers, Professional Education Development Conference, Charleston, West Virginia (September 16-17, 2015)
  • Presenter and materials author, “West Virginia’s Drug Courts,” West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute Annual Meeting, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia (June 26, 2015)
  • Panelist and materials author, “Legislative Issues,” West Virginia Public Defenders’ Conference, Stonewall Jackson Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia (June 18, 2015)
  • Prepared and conducted numerous trainings of Adult and Juvenile Drug Court Judges, Counsel, and Treatment Team members throughout West Virginia (2012-2018)
  • Teaching faculty and materials author, “Challenges in West Virginia Insurance Coverage Litigation,” NBI Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (July 2001)
  • Teaching faculty and materials author, “Insurance Coverage Law in West Virginia,” NBI Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia (October 2000)