Barbara E. McKinney is a senior legal administrator in our San Antonio office. Barbara focuses on helping J.K. Ivey in our litigation department.
Barbara started her legal career at Thornton, Summers, Beichlin, Dunham and Brown assisting Robert B. Summers, Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law. Their practice was mainly defense in products liability lawsuits and catastrophic injury cases. Their clients included Riddell Football Helmets, Coleman Products, Revlon, Aluminum Company of American, Mastercraft Boats and many Fortune 500 clients. Barbara traveled the State of Texas to numerous venues assisting Mr. Summers at trials. She worked for Robert B. Summers for 32 years until his retirement.
Barbara then worked for Charles B. Gorham in his general business practice. Mr. Gorham’s practice consisted of divorce, probate, bankruptcy and business liquidation litigation. She worked for Charles B. Gorham for ten years until his retirement.
Barbara loves using her experience to benefit the clients of Shumway Van.
Barbara is married to a retired Air Force Technical Sergeant, the mother of one adult daughter who is an attorney practicing here in San Antonio. Two of her grandsons are presently in law school at St. Mary’s University. Barbara and her husband, Mike, volunteer with Guide Dogs of Texas participating in their Puppy Raising Program and Puppy Sitting Program. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and various craft projects.