Hall McKinley has been practicing for 40 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. Hall and his team handle and try cases statewide.

In addition, Hall 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, Hall serves on the executive committee 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 Hall 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

Court Admissions

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