CRIMINAL LAW Mr. McKay was appointed by District Attorney Charles A. Riddle, III,
as an Assistant District Attorney for the 12th Judicial District of Louisiana in January 2003,
and is thus prohibited from handling (or consulting in) any criminal charges from the defense
side in any court. Prior to this appointment, he practiced criminal law for more than 20 years
and handled every type of criminal case from minor juvenile offenses to death penalty trials.
He served as a public defender for over 15 years, with five of those as chief defender, thus
giving him countless hours of courtroom experience along with study and writing time.
Mr. McKay's practice includes regular attendance at Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Mr. McKay was certified by the Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board as trial lead
and appellate lead counsel in death penalty cases.
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