1044 River Oaks Drive, Mississippi, Jackson 39232

William W. McKinley, Jr.


601-969-1010 phone

601-969-5120 fax

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Whit McKinley, a fourth-generation Mississippian, was raised in Hattiesburg and has lived in Jackson for over 30 years. Mr. McKinley joined the firm in 1995 upon completion of his clerkship for Chief Justice Armis Hawkins with the Mississippi Supreme Court. His practice encompasses a wide variety of litigation areas at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal courts.

Admitted to bar  

  • Mississippi, 1995


  • Millsaps College (B.A., 1985)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D. cum laude, 1994)
    • Associate Editor, Mississippi Cases, Mississippi Law Journal (1994)
    • Moot Court Board
    • Mississippi Bar Foundation Scholarship

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Hon. Leslie H. Southwick, Mississippi Court of Appeals (1994)
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Armis E. Hawkins (1994)
  • Hon. Michael P. Mills (1995), Supreme Court of Mississippi


  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Hinds County Bar Association (1994-present)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association (1995-1999)
  • Rankin County Bar Association (2004-present)
  • Federal and American Bar Associations
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association