Jordan E. McKay

  • Lecturer

Jordan E. McKay teaches Trial Advocacy at the Law School. He is currently an assistant commonwealth attorney in Albemarle County. Prior to his transition back to public service, he was an associate at MichieHamlett in the firm’s commercial litigation group. His litigation experience included matters involving business torts, employment law, construction law, and securities litigation and arbitration.

Previously, McKay served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the western district of Virginia, where he prosecuted money laundering and felony drug conspiracy cases, managed grand jury investigations, and wrote and drafted appellate briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to his appointment as a special assistant U.S. attorney, McKay clerked for Judge Alfred S. Irving Jr. of the D.C. Superior Court in Washington, D.C., where he was exposed to various areas of family and civil law.

McKay graduated cum laude with a B.A. in history from Amherst College and received his law degree from UVA Law. While in law school, McKay was an executive editor of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law and a member of the Black Law Students Association’s mock trial team.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    Amherst College

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