Dan B. McKay, Jr., is a graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University (LSU). He graduated in May 1980 and was licensed to practice law in Louisiana in October 1980. He 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. Mr. McKay is a United States Army veteran of the Viet Nam war with one year of combat service and three years active duty, including a year in an 8" Artillery battery stationed in Germany. He went on to serve 4 more years in the active reserve, rising to the rank of Captain, and was commanding officer of his unit in Baton Rouge, LA, while in law school. He is a past president and current board member of the Louisiana City Attorney's Association, a past board member of the Louisiana Public Defenders Association and ADA-member of the Louisiana District Attorneys Assn. He is a member of the Bunkie Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow, +1) and has served as club president twice, the second term being in 2010-11. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, Bunkie. Stability and dependability are hallmarks of Mr. McKay and his family. He and his wife have been married for 37 years and have three children, all of whom are LSU graduates, two with advanced degrees. His son is an Eagle Scout and an executive with the Walker Automotive Group, Alexandria, LA.
Mr. McKay has 35 years of continuous and uninterrupted experience in law practice and has never had a malpractice claim or bar association complaint brought against him. He has owned and managed his own firm since Jan. 2, 1984. He grew up on a farm in north Louisiana where his father, a WWII veteran (and 20-month POW) was a career Clerk of Court and farmer. Mr. McKay's entire life, from childhood, has included hunting, fishing, farming, playing youth baseball and high school football. His first job was church janitor while in high school. He has never stopped working, serving his community, and serving the needs of average citizens in his lengthy law practice. He was instrumental in forming the parish-wide Avoyelles Parish Little League in the mid-1980s, and coached 13-15 year-old boys for 8 years. He holds a variety of church responsibilities, including insurance committee chairman, substitute Sunday School teacher, and legal advisor. Mr. McKay's life is entirely made up of work, service to his country, service to the community and its people, and loving father and grandfather to his ever-growing family.