4.5 stars 30 totalReview James McKinney
Posted by Ryan
I was referred to use this attorney. He told me how much he needed down to start my case and I gave him a thousand dollars up front. When it came time to go to court he did not show and told the court officer that I never hired him. I contacted him after I had to hire another attorney and told him I wanted a refund. I never got my money back. I will never try to use him again and I'll never refer anyone to him.
Posted by a client
used mr McKinney for a large case. After I was incarcerated, he would not answer any calls or emails from my family. The only way I could get him to respond was to write him letters threatening to report him to the board of professional responsibility.
He told me, after my release, that he was going to file a couple of motions for me, that he never filed.
I will say that he worked with me on his retainer, and agreed to take payment after my case was finished, when we got my bond money back. THEN when I can incarcerated, my mother called him to make payment, and his office tried to increase the agreed upon price by 5,000.00
I asked him to help me with another case, a probation violation. He agreed and gave me a heavily discounted price, which I was very thankful for. When I emailed him and told him I had the money and could pay him on the day we went to court, and asked several other important questions...all he answered was "I've got you covered" and didn't answer any of my questions.
When my court date came around, he didn't show up. The court clerk stated that she had contacted him the day before, and he said he had not been retained...even though I have the emails with our agreement. I called his office, and was told be the receptionist that she would text him and call me back. It's 2 weeks later, and I haven't gotten that call.
Luckily, I was given a VERY helpful and knowledgable court appointed attorney.
I do not suggest using Mr am Kinney, as he is unreliable and does not stick to his word.
Posted by sheila
Mr. McKinney has been a godsend to me. He has managed my case with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. He has shown me compassion and empathy for my situation, and is very understanding. The outcome of my case was above and beyond my expectations. He is the BEST!
Posted by Jason
I was in Nashville for a company sponsored event, events escalated with the hotel security, I ended up chest bumping one of the guards and got arrested for assault. When I first spoke with Mr. McKinney, he was VERY confident that the charges would be dismissed and expunged off my record. After a couple days went by, my wife had been doing some research online and found that I could end up spending up to a year in prison for this. We still had 6 days until my court date to stress out over this. We called Mr. McKinney to see what the chances of this happening were. He said, NO CHANCE at all! Sure enough, the charges were dropped and expunged from my record. Mr. McKinney was very up front and professional during this whole process, and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank You for all your help Mr. McKinney!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Charged w/ felony assault & misdemeanor domestic violence, I went online reading reviews about attorneys in Nashville. After reading Robs reviews, I set up an appt w/ him. By the time we met face to face, he had already reviewed my case and said he felt like he could help me. He listened intently as I told him my 30 min story of events from 'that' night. His expectations (knock on wood) after hearing what I had to say were that we would go to court only 1 time and he would have the charges dismissed allowing him to expunge my record. "Don't worry, I'll get you out of this." What else can you ask for out of a 1st consultation right? So of course I hired him (at a very reasonable price considering the circumstances). And as expected, we went to court and he got all of the charges dismissed. No additional fees or court costs! It took less than an hour, and when we walked out he also reminded me that he would take care of the expungement...I didn't need to worry about anything else! Money well spent...excellent attorney
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was referred to Rob McKinney through a friend and he is AMAZING! With his knowledge and experience, you will get results! Mr. McKinney is a man if integrity. He is very professional, genuine, honest, and caring. I'm so glad I hired him as my lawyer! - TC
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
We met Mr. McKinney during one of the most difficult times of my life. I felt as if my life was unraveling before my eyes. Mr. McKinney was able to address the legal issues involved with professionalism second to none and he was also able to calm my fears and help me face the future with confidence. Mr. McKinney's kindess and compassion to our situation will always be remembered.
Posted by Robyn
I used this attorney several years ago - found him using this site. He was fantastic! I had never needed criminal defense before and I was very scared. He was able to guide me through the legal system and the final results were better than even he expected. My record was expunged and my seized property was returned. It was all a big mistake and could have been devastating but thanks to Rob it was all resolved. Rob was great!
Posted by John
Let me start by saying that I'm a middle age business professional in the Middle Tennessee area who made a terrible mistake...drinking and driving. As such, I shared with Rob that I accepted full responsibility for my actions. My ask, however, was that he help me minimize the long-lasting effects. And, I can tell you without hesitation, Rob McKinney (and his staff) was the right person for the task. Rob reviewed the facts of case, gave me an honest assessment of the probable outcome and fought for me the entire way. The eventual results were better than he had prepared me for (again, due to his tenacious work ethic). I am beyond grateful to Rob. Please, do yourself a big favor if you find yourself in a similar position, hire Rob McKinney immediately!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Robin McKinney has been a godsend for my case. When I first met with him he shot me straight. He didn't sugarcoat anything and gave me a basic overview of the judicial process. As I told him the facts to my case, he was interested, attentive, and he asked insightful questions. When court came, I felt safe knowing that Robin McKinney would be defending my case.