Julius W. (Jay) McKay, II

Julius W. (Jay) McKay, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Columbia, SC

The McKay Firm PA
 | 1303 Blanding Street, PO Box 7217
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 8036653676
Fax: 803-765-1839
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Health Care (20%)
Attorney Profile

Julius W. “Jay” McKay, Jr. is the senior partner at The McKay Firm, and leads the firm’s health care litigation team.  Jay practices in the areas of medical malpractice, health care law, products liability, commercial litigation, governmental defense, insurance defense and subrogation, elder law, appellate law and professional licensure disputes.  His grandfather, Douglas McKay, Sr., started the firm in 1908.  Prior to joining the firm in 1977, Jay was a Law Clerk for Hon. Robert W. Hemphill, U.S. District Judge. He was previously listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers® in 2009, 2010,2011 and 2012.


Certificates and Credentials

About Julius McKay, II

Admitted: 1977, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.mckayfirm.com/jaymckay.html


  • The McKay Firm is more than just a local law practice. In 2010, 2011 and again in 2012, U.S. News & World Report put The McKay Firm among the country's Best Law Firms in the area of Worker's Compensation Law. The McKay Firm was selected by A. M. Best for its 2012 Recommended Insurance Attorney Directory and by the American Business and Insurance Attorneys Recommended Attorneys Directory. Senior Partner, Julius W. “Jay” McKay, II is listed in SuperLawyers, a recommendation from his peers based on his expertise with complex medical and corporate litigation, since 2009. The McKay Firm has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review measure of ethical standards and professional capabilities.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Business & Insurance Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kids Chance of South Carolina, Brian C. Martin Scholarship Golf Tournament, National Kidney Foundation, Indigo Club, Former President, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Representative Clients:

  • Accident Insurance Company, Amerisafe Insurance Group, Cherokee Insurance Company, GUARD Insurance Group, MAG Mutual Insurance Company, South Carolina Medical Malpractice Insurance Company, SC Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, Aiken County Government, CNA, Midwestern, Zurich, Crawford & Co, SC Automobile Dealers Association, Travelers, Carolina Casualty, Lancer, SC Insurance Reserve Fund, GMAC, QBE America


  • Our daily news publication, The McKay Morning News Blast, is provided to clients and others as an additional service from McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, P.A. To sign up for the this daily publication, visit www.mckayfirm.com., The McKay Morning News Blast, Health Care, Insurance, Legal
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Office Location for Julius W. (Jay) McKay, II

1303 Blanding Street
PO Box 7217
Columbia, SC 29202

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Last Updated: 11/30/2018

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