The McKay Firm

Jay McKay

Office Phone: 803.256.4645
Office Fax: 803.765.1829
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
McKay leads the McKay Firm’s health care litigation team and has been practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, healthcare law, products liability, commercial litigation, government defense, insurance defense, appellate law, professional liability defense and professional licensure disputes for thirty-four years. His grandfather, Douglas McKay, Sr., started the firm in 1908.

After receiving his B.A. from the University of South Carolina, he went on to get his J.D. from the University of South Carolina as well. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, American Arbitration Association, Carolinas Association of General Contractors, and American Business & Insurance Attorneys. He has also been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers from 2009-2016, Best Lawyers in America from 2015-2016 and holds and AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble. He was recently selected for inclusion in the 2016 Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys in North America and the Litigation Counsel of America.

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AV® Preeminent™


  • University of South Carolina (J.D., 1977)
  • University of South Carolina (B.A., 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • 1977, South Carolina
  • 1977, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • American Bar Association, State Membership Chairman, Young Lawyers Division, 1982–1984
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • American Counsel Association
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Midlands Legal Elite
  • Who’s Who Among Attorneys in North America 2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America
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