Hall McKinley has been practicing for more than 38 years with a focus on trucking companies, the retail industry, general insurance litigation, and larger self-insured companies. He serves General Counsel, in-house Legal Departments, Claims Departments, and Risk Managers in litigating matters in state and federal courts. Mr. McKinley and his team handle and try cases statewide.
In addition, Mr. McKinley has served one of the world’s largest retail organizations in the areas of transportation, premises liability, product liability, and professional negligence claims for more than 18 years.
In addition to serving the legal community, Mr. McKinley serves as the President for the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) Board of Directors. He has been appointed to seven committees of the ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, including serving as Chair for the CLE Board Standing Committee. He has served on the firm’s Board of Directors for several terms, and has been active on the firm's Diversity Committee since its inception. He has also received two Awards of Excellence from The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section for promoting diversity in CLE programs. In August 2018, TIPS presented Mr. McKinley with the Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award recognizing lifetime achievement. He is also listed as a Georgia Super Lawyer and has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professionalism.
University of Georgia, School of Law, J.D., 1981
Princeton University, B.A., 1978
All Georgia State and Federal Courts
USDC Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Section, 2018-19
-CLE Board Standing Committee;
-Content Management and Membership
-Services Standing Committee;
-Finance Standing Committee;
-Membership Standing Committee;
-Revenue Enhancement Standing Committee
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Trucking Industry Defense Association
Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee
Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Harmonie Group Trucking Law Committee
Related News, Publications & Presentations
Twelve Drew Eckl & Farnham Attorneys Selected for Georgia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®. Super Lawyers. February 2019.
DEF Attorneys Appointed to Leadership for ABA TIPS Committees. Firm News. September 2018.
Hall McKinley Receives ABA Andrew C. Hecker Memorial Award. Firm News. July 2018.
Drew Eckl & Farnham Partner Hall McKinley Elected GDLA President. Firm News. June 2018.
Attorneys Hall F. McKinley, III and Jeffrey S. Ward spoke at the TIPS Section Conference. Publications & Presentations. April 2016.
“Georgia Supreme Court Significantly Broadens Exposure for Uninsured Carriers.” Hall F. McKinley, III. Drew Eckl & Farnham, Vol. 17, No. 99. May 2005.
Presentation at the TIPS Section Conference on May 13, 2016 at the Intercontinental Buckhead. The presentation covered ethics and civility in the profession, ethical issues faced in litigation and mediation and how ethics and civility can impact the outcome of the case and the effectiveness of mediation.