Joseph P. McKay

Railroad Litigation & Product Liability

Partner

  • 501-370-1497
  • jmckay@fridayfirm.com
  • 501-244-5326
  • 400 West Capitol Avenue Suite 2000 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3493

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 manufacturers. 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.

Education

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

Noteworthy

    

Key Matters

  • Royal v. Mo. & N. Ark. R.R. Co., 857 F.3d 759 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Brown v. Wyatt, 89 Ark. App. 306, 202 S.W.3d 555, (Ark. 2005)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pacific R. Co., 354 F.3d 739, (8th Cir. 2004)
  • Johnson v. Union Pac. R. Co., Ark. 534, 104 S.W.3d 745, (Ark. 2003)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pacific R. Co., 204 F.R.D. 425, (E.D. Ark. 2001)
  • Stevenson v. Union Pac. R. Co., 110F. Supp.2d (1086), (E.D. Ark. 2000)
  • Ford v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 339 Ark. 5 S.W.3d 460, (Ark. 1999)

Representative Clients

  • America First Insurance Company
  • Kiamichi Railroad
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad
  • The largest Class One freight railroad in the country

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