The McKay Firm

* Daniel Settana, Jr.

Office Phone: 803.256.4645
Office Fax: 803.765.1829
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
Dan Settana is a Partner at The McKay Firm and practices in the areas of trucking and transportation defense, general insurance defense, employment defense, professional liability defense, products liability defense, medical malpractice defense, governmental defense and civil litigation. Prior to being a Partner in the firm, Dan was a Law Clerk for The Honorable Paul Short, South Carolina Circuit Judge. Dan is one of a handful of attorneys that has argued in front of an En Banc panel in the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals when he argued and prevailed before 14 appellate judges (Blakely v. Wards, 738 F.3d 607). Dan is a Citadel graduate and lives in Columbia.

Dan is a Committee Member on the Trucking Substantive Law Committee of the SC Defense Trial Attorneys Association, Federal Bar Association, as well as the Insurance Coverage Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. He is also a member of various professional organizations, including Trucking Industry Defense Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, South Carolina Trucking Association, Defense Research Institute- Trucking Committee, and was also chosen as a part of SuperLawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Midlands Legal Elite, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2016 and 2017 and Best Lawyers in America, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • The Citadel (B.A., 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • 1992, South Carolina
  • 1993, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 2005, U.S. Supreme Court
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