Charles A. McKinney

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Charles A. McKinney, Esq.
Principal Attorney

Attorney Charles A. McKinney currently serves as the Principal with The Law Offices of Charles A. McKinney, a full-service law practice with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Toledo.

An attorney with over 30 years of experience, Charles McKinney has a vast and diverse career in the law. He worked for 10 years, first as in-house counsel for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, then as an associate and senior associate with Quarles & Brady Law Firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Smith & Schnacke LPA Law Firm in Dayton, Ohio. McKinney’s legal success then led him to becoming a Partner with Chernesky, Heyman & Kress Law Firm, also in Dayton.

In 1990, Charles A. McKinney branched out launching his own firm in Dayton offering Corporate Law services primarily to for-profit small and medium-sized corporations in the Dayton, Ohio area. The Corporate Law practice quickly expanded to include representation of a variety of nonprofit corporations including churches and community development corporations. In 1994, as additional employees and expertise was acquired, the firm expanded its practice to include Criminal Law with a concentration on drug crimes and state and federal felonies. In 1998, the firm added representation of employees in employment discrimination and other civil rights cases. 2001 ushered in a further expansion of the firm’s services to the area of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice.

Today, the Law Offices of Charles A. McKinney provides the highest quality legal services in the areas of: Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, and Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice. He is admitted to the following courts: All Courts of the State of Ohio, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Charles A. McKinney is a 1977 graduate of Wilberforce University (Magna Cum Laude) and a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and continued his preparation at Harvard Law School. He is currently a member of the Rules Committee, U.S. District Court-Southern District of Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and a former member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel.

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