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Christopher J. Mckinney

Christopher J. Mckinney

Practice areas:

Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Employment & Labor

About Me

I represent in individuals and select small businesses in all types of cases involving state and federal employment laws and serious workplace injuries. This includes claims of discrimination, harassment, breach of employment agreements and wrongful termination, as well as those for claims of unpaid overtime.  I am board certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


In my practice we utilize technology to maximize efficiency for our clients.  Each client is assigned their own web extranet link into our firm, where they can see the day to day developments in their case and participate directly in case development activities. Technology allows me to stay in touch with my clients even though I am often out of the office to attend trials, hearings and depositions. 


We also make regular use of focus groups and mock mini-trials on site to assist us in providing the very best representation to our clients. 


It is vitally important to me that my clients know their important legal matter is getting the attention it truly deserves. For this reason, I am very selective during the case intake process and only take those cases for which I believe our firm is the very best fit.  If we cannot represent you, however, we will do our best to help you find a lawyer who can. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Wrongful Termination: 30%
    19 years
  2. Discrimination: 25%
    19 years
  3. Sexual Harassment: 25%
    19 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
    19 years



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Contingent (15-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I have worked with Chris for many years as outside counsel to my Fortune 300 legal department and more recently as litigation co-counsel on an employment matter. He is not only well-versed in the law, he displays a superior work ethic and keen problem-solving skills that make him a strong advocate for your client. His office is superbly organized and makes excellent use of the latest technology for information sharing and courtroom presentation. I look forward to working with him again, soon.


    Michael Gayler Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Bruce Phillips

    For my book, there simply is no more knowledgeable and capable employment lawyer than Chris McKinney. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a case, and so I know his competence and expertise first-hand. Whenever I have a question of employment law I always call Chris, and he always knows the answer. Anyone in San Antonio or Austin who has been discriminated against at their job, or has not been paid what they are owed, should call Chris McKinney before calling anyone else.


    Robert Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199605/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2014
Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2012
#8 on the Top Employment Law Voices nation-wideHR Examiner Magazine2012
Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2010
Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment LawScene in SA Magazine2009
Board Certification - Labor and Employment LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2003
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholar ProgramN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe McKinney Law Firm2001 - Present
AttorneyAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld1997 - 2001
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General - State of Texas1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Texas Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Employment Law - Lone Star JusticeTexas Employment Law2009
Using the Internet in Representing Employment Law ClientsRepresenting Clients Effectively2007