Karen H. McKinney

Attorney, Of Counsel

Professional Experience

Karen McKinney limits her practice to workers' compensation litigation, representing insurance carriers and their insureds as well as self-insured employers and third-party administrators before the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission and in the Arkansas Court of Appeals and Arkansas Supreme Court. Karen is a member of the firm's Workers' Compensation Practice Group and Appellate Advocacy Practice Group.

Practice Areas

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Appellate Advocacy

Court Admissions

  • Arkansas state courts

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association member

Presentation & Thought Leadership

  • Presenter at CLE programs
  • Speaker at Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators


  • Fellow in the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers
  • Commissioner at the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission for 13 years before returning to private practice
  • Administrative Law Judge at the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission for 4 years before being appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee as a Commissioner
  • Former Law Clerk to Commissioners Mike Wilson and Alice Lightle


  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law
  • B.A., Henderson State University