Steven Alan McKinley is an experienced attorney and managing partner at the law firm Freeland, McKinley & McKinley in San Diego, California. He focuses on practice areas such as Real Estate, Personal Injury, Contracts & Agreements, and Business.
The American Lawyer Media named him in the Top Lawyers in California list in 2013 and the San Diego Magazine granted him the Top Lawyer Award in 2013 and 2016.
He has obtained the membership of professional associations such as the San Diego County Board of Realtors, the California State Bar, the Nevada State Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association and its Real Property Law Section.
He is a third generation native San Diegan, who obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts with distinction in Political Science and Government from San Diego State University in 1976. He went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1979.
He obtained his real estate salespersons license at the age of 19 following his family tradition as his father and grandfather were local real estate brokers. Taking inspiration from his family roots, he has devoted his career to the practice of real estate law and emphasizes in areas such as broker liability, land use & acquisition, development, and construction.
Steven Alan McKinley started his legal career as an associate with the law firm Dorman & Dorman and worked there from 1979 to 1981. He went on to serve as Deputy City Attorney in the City of San Diego and handled issues concerning Public Entity Immunity; Personal Injury; Public Utility Law for two years till 1983.
He joined the law firm Asaro Keagy Freeland & McKinley as a partner in 1988 and became the Managing Partner of his current law firm Freeland, McKinley, & McKinley in 2011.