McKay Firm Continues to Grow Civil Litigation Team

COLUMBIA SC – The McKay Firm is continuing to grow their Civil Litigation team with the hire of new Associate, Wesley Harkness.

Wesley practices in the areas of Trucking and Transportation Defense, Premises Liability, Construction Defense, Government and Section 1983 Defense, Business and Employment Litigation, and General Liability Defense. Wesley prides himself in advocating for his clients and navigating complex legal issues.

Before joining The McKay Firm, Wesley served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Debra R. McCaslin, Resident Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, from 2021-2022.

A graduate of The University of South Carolina, Wesley received his J.D. from the Charleston School of Law. While in Law School, he was a member of the Charleston Trial Advocacy Board, where he competed against other Law School Mock Trial teams across the nation. During law school, he had the opportunity to clerk for a mid-size defense firm, a small Plaintiff’s firm, and Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, where he gained valuable diverse experience that led him to continue his career in litigation.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this incredible and established team. The McKay Firm has an outstanding reputation in the community for serving their clients, and I seek to build on that,” stated Harkness.

Wesley resides in Columbia, and is an avid outdoorsman.

he McKay Firm is a defense-oriented civil litigation firm based in Columbia, SC. Since 1908, our attorneys have represented an array of clients throughout the Southeast. Our firm maintains an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as a Recommended Insurance Firm by A.M. Best and the American Business & Insurance Attorneys. The firm was also selected for inclusion in Best Law Firms in America®. For more information about The McKay Firm, please visit You can also stay up to date by following us on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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