About Us and Our Experience in Personal Injury
When our team of personal injury lawyers is working on your case, you can focus on your recovery and health and getting your life back to normal. At Hayes & McKinney, LLC, we take our combined expertise and work on your case as a team. The attorneys at Hayes & McKinney, LLC understand the impact an accident and injury can take on individuals and their families. We treat our clients like family.
ROBERT J. “COACH” HAYES
After a short, but successful career coaching football, basketball and golf at John Carroll High School in Birmingham, “Coach” Hayes attended and graduated, with honors, from Birmingham School of Law in 1979. He has concentrated his legal career in the area of personal injury.
Coach Hayes filed the first Ford Bronco II rollover lawsuit in the State of Mississippi, and some of the first Ford Bronco II lawsuits in the State of Alabama. Coach Hayes also filed and handled the lawsuit in Greene County, Alabama, which prompted the Alabama State law requiring school buses to have crossing arms attached to the front bumpers.
Coach has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers and has been a member of the board of Governors and of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. Coach Hayes has tried a large number of civil lawsuits in counties throughout the State of Alabama and continues to practice in the area of civil litigation.
R. ANDREW MCKINNEY
Andrew was raised in Birmingham and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While at UAB, Andrew was invited to join the Phi Sigma Alpha national honor society and served as President of the UAB chapter his senior year. Andrew also competed on UAB’s nationally recognized mock trial team. He was team captain and lead attorney from 1996 through 1998 and was named best attorney in the southeast in 1998. Andrew graduated with honors in 1998.
Andrew received his law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2001. While at Loyola, Andrew worked with the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center assisting indigent clients with various legal matters. Andrew was also invited to join the school’s acclaimed moot court program. During his studies at Loyola, Andrew did extensive research on toxic torts and authored a paper on the environmental damage inflicted on the land along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge known as “cancer alley”.
After graduation, Andrew returned to Birmingham and began an internship with Birmingham Legal Aid. After his admittance to the Alabama State Bar he went into practice with Coach Hayes, specializing in personal injury litigation. Andrew handles automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall, personal injury, and pharmacy cases. Andrew is admitted to practice before all state and local courts in Alabama and the United States District Courts. Andrew lives in Birmingham with his wife Pam and their son Hudson.