Hall McKinley has been practicing for more than 36 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 16 years.

In addition to serving the legal community, Mr. McKinley serves as the President-Elect 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 Boarding 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 and Chaired the Diversity and Inclusion program at the TIPS Annual Conference in Philadelphia in May 2015. 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

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