Julius W. McKay

Firm: The McKay Firm
Location: Columbia - SC

  • 3700 Forest Dr. Suite 404
    Columbia, SC 29204
  • Tel : 803-256-4645
  • Fax : 803-765-1829

Julius W. “Jay” 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 – 2019, Best Lawyers in America from 2015 – 2018 and holds and AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble. He was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys in North America and the Litigation Counsel of America.

The McKay Firm

The McKay Firm is more than just a local law practice. Since 2010, U.S. News & World Report has named The McKay Firm as one of the Best Law Firms in America. Since 2015, The McKay Firm has been named as one of the Best Law Firms in America in medical malpractice defense, insurance defense and insurance litigation.

Since 2011, A. M. Best selected the Firm for inclusion in its Recommended Insurance Attorney Directory. Partners, Julius W. “Jay” McKay, II, and Daniel R. Settana, are listed in SuperLawyers, a recommendation from their peers based on their expertise with complex litigation. The McKay Firm has an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review measure of ethical standards and professional capabilities.

When health care professionals need defending, our experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice team is ready. Having defended hundreds of cases, our attorneys have broad experience defending physicians, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers. We take an aggressive and efficient approach, assisting health care providers through every stage of malpractice lawsuits, including pre-litigation claims; discovery; depositions; and trials and appellate advocacy. We also offer mediation services to minimize risk and cost. Our goal is to effectively address the claims against you so that you can get back to taking care of patients.