Patrice McKinney

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Houston, Texas

The Lanier Law Firm
Patrice McKinney
The Lanier Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal Injury

Licensed in Texas since: 1994

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

The Lanier Law Firm

10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064 Phone: 713-659-5200 Email: Patrice McKinney Visit website

Details

Patrice McKinney represents The Lanier Law Firm's clients in car and trucking collision cases, Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) cases, and other personal injury cases. She obtained an eight figure verdict for her client in a tortious interference with inheritance rights case and several seven to eight figure settlements in work safety cases.  Additionally, she has garnered seven figure results in numerous FELA cases.

She has a Masters degree and Post-graduate hours in English from Abilene Christian University; a M.S. in Sports Health from Texas Tech University where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law where she was awarded Order of the Lytae. 

Patrice is a member of the State Bar of Texas; Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow; College of the State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Texas and Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and Former Chair of the Houston Trial Lawyers Women's Caucus; HTLA 7th Amendment PAC Trustee; Christian Trial Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Texas Women Lawyers, Association of Women Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers Association, and National Women Trial Lawyers Association

She is licensed to practice in all Texas state and federal courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

 

 

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.lanierlawfirm.com/attorneys/patrice_mckinney.htm

Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Patrice is licensed to practice in all Texas state and federal courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Patrice obtained an eight figure verdict for her client in a tortious interference with inheritance rights case and several seven to eight figure settlements in work safety and trucking and explosion cases.  Additionally, she has garnered seven figure results in numerous FELA (Federal Employer's Liability Act) cases for her clients. 
Honors/Awards:
  • Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2024, Best Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Top Women Lawyers of Texas 2020, 2020
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers , 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2017-2023, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, Martindale-Hubbell, 2023
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association Director of the Year 2018, Director of the Year, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, 2018
  • Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America, 2018
  • Top Rated Lawyers by ALM/Martindale-Hubbell, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals by American Registry, 2016
  • Among the Distinguished Lawyers by Expert Network, 2016
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - Texas Tech University; Order of the Lytae and Award Top Student Legal Research & Writing - South Texas College of Law; Leadership Houston, Texas, and America; American Leadership Forum; and Former Member Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.
Educational Background:
  • M.A., Abilene Christian University 1981; M.S., Texas Tech University 1986; Post-graduate work in English, Abilene Christian University 1989; J.D., South Texas College of Law 1994.
Representative Clients:
  • Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion 2020, 2000
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Co-Chair Houston Trial Lawyers 7th Amendment PAC Annual Meeting & Judicial Event, 2021
  • Actor Participant - Witness for the Prosecution (CLE credit for lawyers attending), 2023
  • Actor  - I2 Angry Jurors (One hour CLE Ethics credit for lawyers attending).   , 2022
  • Actor Participant - Houston Trial Lawyers Association Women's Caucus 100 Anniversary Celebration - Women's Suffrage; Actor Participant - Houston Trial Lawyers 7th Amendment PAC Trivia Night, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell - Silver Client Champion 2020, 2020
  • National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25, 2020
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow, 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff , 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Keenan Trial Institute Teaching Faculty - Women's Summit - 2018-2021, 2021
  • Co-Chair - Houston Trial Lawyers Association 'Bearing Witness: Tales From a Bygone Era' Event, 2018
  • Chair - Houston Trial Lawyers Association Women's Caucus ANN Event benefiting the Seventh Amendment PAC, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Texas; Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow; Houston Bar Association and Lawyers for Literacy Committee member; Texas and Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors and Former HTLA Women's Caucus Chair, Houston Trial Lawyers 7th Amendment PAC Trustee; former Chairman of the Board of Night Court, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces an annual all lawyer musical production benefiting other legal charities; College - State Bar of Texas; American Association of Justice; Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys; Texas Women Lawyers; Association of Women Attorneys; Keenan Trial Institute - Teaching Faculty Women's Trial Summit; National Trial Lawyers Association; and National Women Trial Lawyer's Association., 2021
White Papers:
  • Houston Christian University - Advisory Board Member - Women in Leadership Program, Houston Christian University - Advisory Board Member - Women In Leadership Program, 2023
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President -  Harris County Resources for Children & Adults, 2023
  • Board Member and Member of the Executive Committe, the Nominating & Governance Committee, and the Artistic Advisory Committee -  Theater Under the Stars, 2023
  • Founder, Board member, and current Secretary - Youth Development Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, offering an after school literacy program for inner city children. Literacy Bike Ride - Patrice annually rides her bike several hundred miles in 5 days to raise funds for the YDC. Former Chair & Co-chair Impact Fall Carnival - A Carnival for 160+ inner city children. Former member - HSPVA (High School for the Performing & Visual Arts) Friends Advisory Board. Harris County Resources for Children & Adults (formerly HCPSCA) Board Member, President; Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Board member and Executive, Governance & Nominating, and Artistic Advisory Committees; former Chairman of the Board - Night Court, a 501(c)(3), benefiting other charities that provide pro bono legal services; Volunteer - Impact Houston, an inner city ministry serving the homeless, hungry, and those living in Houston's most impoverished neighborhoods; Founding member of the Houston20 - An advocacy group that fights Sex Trafficking; Senior Fellow - American Leadership Forum; and graduate of Leadership Houston, Texas, and America, and the Center For Houston's Future.  , 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Raillaw
  • Trucking

Office location for Patrice McKinney

10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023

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