Rebekah Keith McKinney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Huntsville, AL

Watson McKinney, LLP
 | 200 Clinton Ave W., #110
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-536-7423
Fax: 256-536-2689
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Rebekah Keith McKinney is a shareholder in Watson McKinney, LLP, located in Huntsville, Alabama, and her primary practice areas are personal injury and divorce. These include concentrations in tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents and nursing home negligence as well as child custody matters, civil rights law and employment law. Ms. McKinney also accepts cases involving complex litigation and class-action lawsuits. She primarily serves clients in Huntsville and the surrounding areas.

    In 1991, Ms. McKinney received her Bachelor of Science in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University, and she received her Juris Doctor in 1995 from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. The following year, she was admitted to the Alabama State Bar, allowing her to practice before the state courts. Ms. McKinney is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    Ms. McKinney currently holds several memberships in prominent legal organizations, including the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the Madison County American Inn of Court and the American Association for Justice, and she is currently on the board of directors of the Alabama Association for Justice and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice. Highly regarded by her peers, she has earned a BV Distinguished* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Ms. McKinney has taught several classes in employment law and currently teaches professionalism for CLE Alabama. A mother of three boys, Ms. McKinney enjoys spending her spare time with her children, traveling, reading and cooking.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Family Law
    • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Divorce, Same Sex Family Law, Sexual Harassment, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

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    About Rebekah McKinney

    Admitted: 1996, Alabama

    Professional Webpage:


    • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1995

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Supreme Court of Alabama, 1996
    • American Association for Justice
    • Alabama, 1996
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999
    • Alabama State Bar
    • Madison County Inns of Court
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1997
    • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
    • Alabama Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1996

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Directors, Alabama Association for Justice, 2019
    • President, Alabama Association for Justice (formerly known as the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association)(first female President), 2011
    • Member, Free 2 Teach Board of Directors, 2019
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation
    • Former Finance Vice President, Treasurer, Junior League of Huntsville
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Alabama Constitution Village Foundation
    • Former Member Board of Directors, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Employment Law Update, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
    • Employment Law Update, ABICLE, 2001 - 2002
    • Professionalism, ABICLE, 2008 - Present


    • Jury verdict for $100,000.00 in automobile accident case, 2019
    • Jury Verdict for $100,000 in automobile accident case, 2016
    • Jury Verdict for $2,750.000.00 in inverse condemnation case, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, B.S. in Human & Organizational Development, 1991

    Industry Groups

    • None
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    Office Location for Rebekah Keith McKinney

    200 Clinton Ave W.
    Huntsville, AL 35801

    Phone: 256-536-7423

    Fax: 256-536-2689

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