Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services

(678) 320-9118

(912) 417-2879


Stephen F. McKinney

Mediator Stephen McKinnehy

Steve is a sought-after mediator and arbitrator with a national practice.  Having spent over 28 years as a litigator, most recently as an Equity Partner with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Steve brings significant experience to complex litigation. He has resolved thousands of disputes and tried cases in venues around the country in the areas of product liability, broker/dealer, trust and estates, finance, and intellectual property matters.  He is also honored to be named one of the Best Lawyers in America (since 2010) in the topic areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Environmental Litigation. Steve has tried product liability cases from the plaintiff’s side in corporation versus corporation litigation. As a mediator, Steve routinely draws upon his knowledge of multiple areas of law and his experience in complex technical areas, multiple expert witness disputes, high dollar exposure matters,class-action and multi-party suits, as well as cases in federal multi-district litigation. His particular specialties and areas of expertise extend to complex areas like accounting, science, engineering, and finance.

Steve received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University in 1988 and his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Furman University in 1982. He has a Masters of Divinity with honors from Southern Theological Seminary.


  • Georgia Bar Association, 1988
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • American Bar Association (Trial and Ins. Practice Comm.)
  • Defense Research Institute (Drug and Device Comm.)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (ADR Committee and Drug and Device Committee – Chair 2005-2006.)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association


  • Certified federal and state court mediator and arbitrator.
  • Faculty: International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford University School of Law, 2004


  • The Unsignaled Intersection at 26 & 45: How to Safely Guide Third Parties Across the E-Discovery Superhighway 75 DEF. COUNS. J. 228 (2008)
  • Who’s Needle? Who’s Haystack?  Cost Allocation in Electronic Discovery Southern Law Network

Representative Clients

  • Sonoco Products Company
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Cephalon (now Teva) Pharmaceuticals
  • 3M
  • Kemper Corporation
  • Associated Petroleum Carriers
  • Thomas Built Buses
  • Morgan Stanley
  • S.C. First Steps to School Readiness
  • Livi’s Library, Inc.
  • Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Texas A.&M. University

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