I am passionate about what I do. It is my honor to be a trial lawyer and assist people who have had their careers severely damaged or ended due to the illegal conduct of an employer. My past experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas and as a defense lawyer in one of the nation's largest law firms gives me unique insights and an advantage when it comes to effectively representing employees.
When you retain me to represent you, you get me, not an associate or junior lawyer. I will take full control over every aspect of your case and give it my personal attention. In my experience, this gives me an advantage over my opponents because I have handled every aspect of your case myself, rather than allowing a less experienced attorney to handle some matters and then try to understand what occurred later.
I am board certified in Labor & Employment Law and represent employees in overtime, harassment, wrongful discharge, and fraud/whistleblower cases. This includes claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of employment agreements, and noncompete defense, as well as claims of unpaid overtime and corporate fraud and/or fraud against the government.
Licensed since 1996
Hourly ($250-325/hour), Contingent (15-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1996||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2014|
|Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2013|
|Best Lawyers in San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2012|
|#8 on the Top Employment Law Voices nation-wide||HR Examiner Magazine||2012|
|Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2011|
|Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2010|
|Best Lawyers In San Antonio - Employment Law||Scene in SA Magazine||2009|
|Board Certification - Labor and Employment Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2003|
|National Merit Scholar||National Merit Scholar Program||N/A|
|Attorney||The McKinney Law Firm||2001 - Present|
|Attorney||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld||1997 - 2001|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General - State of Texas||1996 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Texas Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Baylor University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||law||1996|
|Texas Employment Law - Lone Star Justice||Texas Employment Law||2009|
|Using the Internet in Representing Employment Law Clients||Representing Clients Effectively||2007|