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James Robin McKinney Jr

also known as Rob McKinney

About Me

   I was born raised and educated in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. It's home. My father was a lawyer in Madison,Tn and I always wanted to be a lawyer. My first job was to go to his law office on Saturday morning to clean the office while he met with clients or did some paper work. After college , I worked in a family business before law school. It gave me an appreciation of making a living .I decided to go to law school,but I had a wife and daughter so I went to the Nashville School of Law and worked during the day. During law school, I clerked for a Circuit Court Judge in Nashville. It gave me an inside look at how the courts run rather than a sterile law school approach. I enjoy representing the person who runs afoul of the law law or is taken advantage of by big insurance companies. I want to level the playing field so the police or insurance claims adjusters do not run all over folks.Ouside of the courtroom, I like to take my youngest son on fishing trips. I never miss a Titan's game.Love SEC football. A little known fact is I enjoy cooking on a Big Green Egg grill.Winston Churchill stated the greatest gift the English gave America is the right to a jury trial. I think that is more true today than ever.


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    20 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    20 years
  5. Federal Crime: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

34 total 

  • Lance O'Neal Mixon

    I endorse Rob McKinney without any hesitation or reservation. He is very astute and knowledgeable with the laws and legal system in Tennessee. I am always confident in referring people looking for superior legal representation in the greater Nashville area to Rob. Lance Mixon Flowood, MS


    Lance Mixon DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Benjamin Kraft Raybin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Benjamin Raybin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rob McKinney Attorney at Law

One Washington Sq
214 Second Ave N Ste 103
Nashville, TN, 37201-1637

Law Offices of Rob McKinney

201 South Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN, 37066




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Robert Ritchie Service AwardTennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Moot Court AwardNashville School of Law1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Rob McKinney1996 - Present
LawyerButler & Phillips1994 - 1996
Law Clerk for Seventh Circuit CourtCircuit Court For Davidson County1992 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident , Life Member2000 - Present
American Association for JusticeGeneral Member2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Tennessee v. David SmothermanNot guility of First Degree Murder
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Publication NameTitleDate
For The Defense ( Tennessee Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers )Defending a Vehicular Homicide Case in Tennessee2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2011
Nashville School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence1994
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI : From the Legislature to the CourtroomThe Nuts and Bolts of a DUI Case2015
2015 Summer SessionCross Examination of a Expert Witness2015
TACDL Annual DUI SeminarEffective Opening Statements2013
Nashville School of Law Spring CLEBuilding Blocks Of A Effective DUI Defense2013
TACDL Annual SeminarHow to Present a Supression Hearing2012
TENNBARUTrying a DUI Case on a Shoestring Budget2011
TennBarUNew DUI Bail Bond Laws In Tennessee2010
TALS Annual Meeting 2010Torts , Courts , or Compromise2010
CNN Interview with Kyra PhillipsSex Offender Laws In Tennessee2010
Torts and Insurance LawProving Special Damages In Personal Injury Cases2009
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Year End CLEHow to Defend Drug Interdiction Cases2009
DUI Boot CampTrying a DUI Case on a Shoestring Budget2009
The Criminal Trial : Voir Dire to ClosingCriminal law2008
TACDL First Annual DUI SeminarDUI Defense2008