General Information

Year founded: 1908
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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 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.


The McKay Firm is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 2 for Litigation - Insurance

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Transportation Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

The McKay Firm has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made The McKay Firm eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Main Location

Columbia, SC
3700 Forest Drive, Suite 404
P.O. Box 7217
Columbia, SC 29202
United States
803-256-4645 Call our Columbia, SC location at 803-256-4645 Get Directions Get directions to our Columbia, SC location

Management and Personnel


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Sarah Lee
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