About McKinnley

As a senior partner at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer, I know the importance of standing up for Kentuckians.

As a country boy born in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, I didn’t get my education from a book, I got my education from helping the people around me. I always enjoyed sitting down and listening to stories from my grandparents and other elders. I listened to them and learned from their knowledge and wisdom and applied it to help to solve problems for the people of Kentucky. Being exposed to a lot of people who had very little book education, but a lot of wisdom, gave me a leg up in the world.

I received both my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky and I’m proud to be a Wildcat. I’ve practiced law for 35 years and have been with this firm since 2000. I practice Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and civil law.

In all my years of practice, I’ve found that the most important thing I can do is to help injured workers in need. Knowing that folks will be provided for if I get them a Social Security or Workers’ Compensation reward is a great feeling. These rewards help families survive. Knowing families are being taken care is more important to me than generating a fee from our law firm.