Jeffrey A. McKinney, J.D., Ph.D. 

Dr. McKinney has been practicing law for over fifteen years in Silicon Valley and Southern California. He has been in private practice at both Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto, and Townsend Townsend & Crew, Palo Alto, and has served as Chief Patent Counsel for a public company. Dr. McKinney received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was a Brown and Bain High Technology fellow. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a scientist for Zeneca 

Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca). Dr. McKinney holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio State University, where he was a University Fellow and a Lubrizol Fellow, and he performed postdoctoral work at Stanford University as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow. Dr. McKinney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with departmental honors in English Literature at Hanover College in Indiana.  Mr. McKinney is a listed inventor on ten issued U.S. patents.



Other Professionals


McKinney Law Group APC staffs matters based on client need. 

Our professionals have a wide variety of backgrounds.

A Sampling of Our Professionals

Corporate Attorney: Former GC of a financial services company.  

Corporate Attorney: Former Senior Counsel of a major pharmaceutical company.  


Employment Attorney:  Former GC of a non-profit corporation.  

Patent Agent:  Former patent manager of a high technology device company.  

Patent Agent:  Former officer of an emerging, pharmaceutical company. 

Transactional/Branding:  Former GC of a film and television production company.

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