AARON S. MCKINNEY

Partner

Aaron S McKinneyAaron S. McKinney rejoined the law firm of Shore, McKinley & Conger, LLP as a Partner in 2014, after practicing for several years at Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation, Sacramento's only appellate law firm given “Tier 1” ranking by U.S. News and World Report in 2013.

Mr. McKinney heads the firm’s Sacramento office.  His practice focuses civil appeals and writ proceedings. He also consults and assists trial lawyers through all stages of litigation; he prepares and opposes dispositive pretrial motions and evidentiary motions, advises and crafts jury instructions, and assists with post-trial briefing and statements of decision.

super lawyers Mr. McKinney graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.  As a result of his academic achievement and repeated inclusion on the Dean's Honor List, Mr. McKinney was awarded membership in the Traynor Society.  He was selected to be a member of the school’s renowned moot court program, and he represented McGeorge against law schools from across the country. 

Mr. McKinney’s undergraduate degree is in biology, and he worked in the biotechnology industry before going to law school. Along with his juris doctor degree, McGeorge awarded him a certificate of concentration in intellectual property law. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • 80% Civil Appeals
  • 10% Civil Writ Practice
  • 10% Law & Motion Pre-Trial, Trial, Post-Trial Briefing and Consultation

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

EDUCATION

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: McGeorge's Intellectual Property Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Member, Traynor Honor Society
  • California State University, Sacramento, California
    • Major: Biological Sciences

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Aspen Grove Condominium Association v. CNL Income Northstar LLC, 231 Cal.App.4th 53 (Cal. 3d Dist. 2014)
  • F.P. v. Monier, 222 Cal.App.4th 1087 (3d Dist. 2014 rev. granted 2014)
  • Bock v. Cal. Captial Loans, Inc. , 216 Cal.App.4th 264 (3d Dist. 2013 2013)
  • Collins v. Navistar, Inc., 214 Cal.App.4th 1486 (Cal. 3d Dist. Ct of Appeal 2013)
  • Mixon v. State, 207 Cal.App.4th 124 (Cal. 3d Dist. Ct of Appeal 2012)

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Presenter--Preserving Objections for Appeal, CCTLA, 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers of Northern California, Rising Stars list for 2015 in the area of appeals

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sacramento County Bar Association (Appellate Section), Member, 2011 - 2014
  • Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2014
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association, 2011 - 2014
  • Yolo County Bar Association , Member, 2011 - 2014

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Jay-Allen Eisen Law Corporation, Associate, 2011 - 2014
  • Brown, Hall, Shore & McKinley, LLP, Associate, 2008 - 2011