McKay B. Whitney, Esq.


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McKay is blessed with the “gift of gab.” Since he was young, he knew the power of his words, and what it could accomplish when used for good. McKay knew he was supposed to help others with that power, and make a positive difference in their lives. “McKaiyn” también tiene el poder ayudar la comunidad, hablando directamente con los clientes en su proprio idioma.


McKay has a unique perspective on the personal injury process. He has walked in his clients’ shoes. Suffering numerous traumas and surgeries, and being a victim of unfair treatment, he has keen insights into the personal injury experience. McKay knows how to support clients through the process. He helps the severely injured in Nevada receive the justice they deserve, holds responsible parties accountable, and makes the community safer.


McKay is a Logandale Nevada native, and graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. There, he earned his degree in Communication with emphasis in Journalism, Public Speaking and Marketing, and minors in Marriage Family Therapy and Elementary Education. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate at Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. In law school, he received the highest grade in Torts (the basis of personal injury law), Advanced Torts, and Insurance Law.


Following school, McKay returned to his home state and found opportunities to serve injured people in Southern Nevada. McKay has worked in every law firm position since 2003. McKay has worked as a personal injury case manager and paralegal before law school, and after, has been an attorney recovering millions of dollars for his clients. He often gets more money than clients expect, and always with more care and compassion than they expect.


Outside of the office, McKay enjoys hiking or riding through the desert, playing with the pack of dogs who live with him, or traveling with his wife and children. He is always seeking the next fun adventure, and with the numerous accidents he has been in, he has learned to wear a helmet or seatbelt.

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  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of Virginia School of Law

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Appalachian School of Law in Virginia
Charlottesville. VA

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Dr. Ben Rodriguez was riding his bicycle when he was hit from behind by a vehicle. Ben sustained multiple and severe injuries including a lacerated left arm, which resulted in a severe infection. Dr. Rodriguez was unable to return to work for several weeks and then only to an abbreviated schedule.
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Beth was at a two-way stop. She had the right of way. When a 17-year-old kid ran the stop sign, she couldn't get out of the way fast enough. Within seconds, the kid drove into the side of her car, forcing her vehicle to spin out. She slid within an inch of a wall.
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Robert was walking in front of a restaurant inside a local casino when he rounded the corner to enter the restaurant and tripped on a wheelchair that was leaning against the wall. He had no time to react and avoid the wheelchair.
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Carrie's husband, Robert, was a student pilot. When he didn’t return home from a solo flight, Carrie went to the airport where she was told all planes were accounted for.
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David was driving his son’s car the day of his accident. On his way to pick up his son from school, he had nearly crossed the intersection in downtown Las Vegas when a woman at a stop sign charged forward. She hit him head-on.
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Jaime was on the job, driving his tow truck, when another driver pulled out, hitting him on the driver's side of his vehicle. He suffered injuries to his neck, right arm, shoulder, and spine. As a result of the accident, he was unable to work.
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Jerard and his wife were riding jet skis while on a vacation at Lake Powell. When they returned to the houseboat, another jet ski inadvertently turned in front of Jerard, throwing him off the jet ski and knocking him unconscious.
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The other driver ran a stop sign, slamming into Jim’s car. The left side of Jim’s body—his shoulder and leg—was injured, and he tore cartilage in his chest. He required several surgeries on his shoulder, as well as extensive physical therapy to recover.
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Kevin was stopped at a red light when another vehicle drove into the back of his truck. He was knocked unconscious, and when he came to, all he could hear was the sound of metal dragging on the road. Instinct told him to put his foot on the brake.
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Laura B
While playing with a friend in the yard, Laura was attacked and severely bitten on the arm and leg by her neighbor’s dog. She suffered deep flesh wounds and spent five days in the hospital receiving skin grafts and plastic surgery.
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Laura got the green light at an intersection when the car coming in the opposite direction turned right in front of her. He never even looked. She slammed into the side of his car. After the impact, Laura got out of her car and passed out in the street.
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Robert was having lunch at Long John Silver’s when he slipped and fell in grease while on his way to the bathroom. He sustained injuries to his right wrist, left hip, neck, back, and groin.