Joseph P. McKay

Railroad Litigation

Partner

  • (501) 370-1497
  • jmckay@fridayfirm.com
  • (501) 244-5326

Biography

Joseph P. McKay concentrates his practice in railroad defense, intellectual property, product liability and other civil trial litigation. He represents major railroads and product manufactures. Joe has successfully tried and defended railroad personal injury claims, patent cases, trademark and copyright infringements and product liability cases.

Before joining the firm, Joe served as an Officer in the United States Army. He is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Honors

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Key Matters

  • Ford v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 339 Ark. 5 S.W.3d 460, (Ark. 1999)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pac. R. Co., 110F. Supp.2d (1086), (E.D. Ark. 2000)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pacific R. Co., 204 F.R.D. 425, (E.D. Ark. 2001)
  • Johnson v. Union Pac. R. Co., Ark. 534, 104 S.W.3d 745, (Ark. 2003)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pacific R. Co., 354 F.3d 739, (8th Cir. 2004)
  • Brown v. Wyatt, 89 Ark. App. 306, 202 S.W.3d 555, (Ark. 2005)
  • Paris v. Union Pacific R. Co., 450 F.Supp.2d 913, (E.D. Ark. 2006)
  • Paris v. Union Pacific R. Co., F.Supp.2d, (E.D. Ark. 2006)
  • Linn Farms & Timber Ltd. v. Union Pac. R.R., 661 F.3d 354 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Richardson v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 2011 Ark. App. 562
  • Verbitski v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 2011 Ark. App. 6

Representative Clients

  • America First Insurance Company
  • Kiamichi Railroad
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., With Honors, 1998
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, B.S., 1988

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Realtors Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • UALR Law School Alumni Board of Directors, since 2000
  • VOCALS (Volunteers Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services)
  • West Point Admissions Office, State Coordinator

Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas