John L. McKinley, Jr.

John L. McKinley, Jr.: Attorney with Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP
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Mr. McKinley joined the firm as a partner in 2007. Mr. McKinley works in all areas of the firm's defense litigation practice, including representation of self-insureds and insured companies in automobile and trucking cases, products liability, premises liability and other tort matters, as well as first-party representation of insurers in claims involving coverage, breach of contract and bad faith. He also represents insurers in suspicious or suspected fraudulent claims. He has presented seminars to claims professionals on a variety of insurance matters as an approved instructor with the Georgia Department of Insurance. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. McKinley also represents car dealers 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 is a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.

Mr. McKinley previously 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.

Mr. McKinley has been recognized in the Super Lawyer's edition of Atlanta Magazine as a "Rising Star" and one of the "Top Young Lawyers in Georgia." Mr. McKinley is a member of the American Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. McKinley has been actively involved in the Georgia High School Mock Trial Program since 2002, including serving as an attorney coach.

Mr. McKinley was born in Falls Church, Virginia. During law school, Mr. McKinley served on the Managing Board as an articles editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1996 and has been admitted to practice in all trial courts in Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Civil Rights
  • General Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Warranty Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-920-4037  Phone
404-913-8877  Phone
Toll Free: 800-352-1103  Phone
404-250-9355  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, A.B., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1996, Georgia
Atlanta and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia; Defense Research Institute; National Association of Dealer Counsel; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Falls Church, Virginia, February 20, 1971
Reported Cases:
Bennett v. McGriff Transportation, Inc., 841 F. Supp. 2d 1313 (N.D. Ga. 2012); McLean v. BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., 605 F. Supp. 2d 1357 (N.D. Ga. 2009); Crowe v. CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc., 272 Ga. App. 249 (2005); Soto v. CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc., 271 Ga. App. 813 (2005); Dixon v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 389 F.3d 1179 (11th Cir. 2004); Poteate v. Rally Manufacturing, 260 Ga. App. 34 (2003); Allen v. Minnesota Life Ins. Co., 216 F. Supp. 2d 1377 (N.D. Ga. 2001); Adair v. Boston Mutual Life Ins. Co., 24 F. Supp. 2d 1380 (M.D. Ga. 1998).

Peer Reviews

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