Dan B. McKay, Jr., a native Louisianian, born and raised in Mangham, La., where he graduated from Mangham High School. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is the son of D. B. McKay, who served as Richland Parish Clerk of Court from 1957-1980. Mr. McKay was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Army through Army ROTC at ULM in 1970. He served with MACV in the Delta Region of Viet Nam and also with the 8th Infantry Div. in Germany. Reaching the rank of Captain, he was commanding officer of his Army Reserve unit during law school. He was law clerk for the firm of Tureau and Mire in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, La., and after law school graduation in 1980, became an associate with the firm of Nelson M. Lee in Bunkie. Mr. McKay's experience in law practice is extensive. He began his practice in Bunkie, La., November 1, 1980, and became immersed in the various areas that affect individual working people--real estate, family law, estates, adoptions, and the like, along with bankruptcy, criminal law, and general civil litigation. Mr. McKay is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the Fifth (U.S.) Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association. More recently, the McKay Law Office has become concentrated in the areas of serious personal injury, major civil litigation, consumer bankruptcy (debtors' counsel) and criminal law. Mr. McKay served approximately 15 years as a part-time public defender, and was chief defender for five years, before becoming an Assistant District Attorney, thus giving him a thorough knowledge of criminal law and the workings of the criminal justice system. His practice includes representation of various parties in trial courts, appellate courts, and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Stability and dependability are hallmarks of the McKay Law Office, demonstrated by having maintained an office in the small town of Bunkie, La., for over 30 years without interruption. Mr. McKay is a member of the Bunkie Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), First Baptist Church, Bunkie, the Bunkie Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana City Attorneys Assoc. He is a life member of VFW and DAV. He is the father of daughters, Holly McKay Descant, who is an oil & gas attorney working Of Counsel to the McKay Law Office, and Managan McKay Johnson, who is in private practice in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Son Dan III is an LSU graduate in Biology and self-employed.