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Jessica McKinney

Jessica McKinney

  • Personal Injury, Business Law
  • Iowa, Texas
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Summary

A native Texan, Jessica was born in El Paso and raised in Austin. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. She went on to graduate from Drake University Law School in May 2013 and was admitted to both the Texas and Iowa State Bar shortly thereafter.

In her early legal career, Jessica worked with ASISTA Immigrant Assistance, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting legal and law enforcement professionals navigate the complex realm of immigration law. During this time, she also served as in-house counsel for Trident Research, an engineering company specializing in military instrumentation.

Motivated by her desire to advocate for individual clients, she left the corporate and non-profit arena to join private practice in the fall of 2014. Over the following year, she handled a number of traffic citations, contract disputes, divorce and custody issues, and offered vital support for complex federal criminal cases.

In 2015, Jessica returned to Austin, Texas and was offered an opportunity to learn personal injury law with an established firm in Austin. She immediately fell in-love with fighting for injured parties against big insurance companies. Since then, she has personally handled over 1100 cases to successful resolution on behalf of her clients and continues to do so to this day.

Jessica believes honesty and cooperation between attorney and client is the best way to achieve success. She is eager to zealously work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
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Texas
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8th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Education
Drake University Law School
J.D. (2013) | Law
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St. Edward's University
B.B.A. | International Business
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Websites & Blogs
Website
McKinney Vos PLLC
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. What does it mean if my attorney released my case?
A: Every firm as their own criteria of cases they will handle. They may have released his case for any number of reasons. It could be something to do with the case itself or something to do with their internal policies. Oftentimes cases are released because there is no insurance coverage, the client may have been at fault for the collision, or the firm may have a conflict of interest. I suggest calling them to get more details. If you're not satisfied with the response, then call other P.I. attorneys for a second opinion. Good luck!
Q. Is it true I can be held accountable partially for failing to recognize danger if I didn’t see a car coming my way?
A: Unfortunately, this happens quite a bit. Insurance companies try to minimize their exposure by partially blaming all parties involved. You can certainly fight their position with the help of witnesses, photos, or near by cameras. I suggest chatting with a PI attorney about your case to go over all your options.
Q. What happens when you get sued but don't have the money to pay and you can't afford a lawyer?
A: You boyfriend's insurance company is obligated to defend him as long as he had an active policy at the time of the crash and that he is cooperating with them. They will provide a defense attorney and pay for any settlement or judgement up to the limit of his policy. Anything in excess of that, may be his responsibility to pay. That being said, Texas has a very broad exemption laws to protect an individual's personal assets from a judgment in cases like this. I suggest your boyfriend speak with his insurance company/defense attorney to discuss the specifics of his case.
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McKinney Vos
9600 Great Hills Trail
Ste. 150W
Austin, TX 78759
Telephone: (512) 457-8991