McKinley, a Partner at The James Firm LLC, hails from New Iberia, Louisiana. Together with his wife, Taylor James, he co-founded this renowned law firm. McKinley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern University Law Center.
As an experienced Attorney, McKinley has dedicated his career to advocating for the rights of children and parents entangled in the state's foster care system. His expertise also extends to facilitating numerous real estate transactions, frequently assisting first-time homebuyers.
In addition to his extensive legal credentials, McKinley is an esteemed member of the Louisiana Bar Association. He assumes the role of President for the Louis A Martinet Legal Society Greater Lafayette and proudly belongs to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
When he's not immersed in his professional endeavors, McKinley cherishes quality time spent with his beloved wife, Taylor James, and their son, Mack James. An avid reader and traveler, he also indulges in playing pickup basketball as a recreational pursuit.