Attorney Christina A. McKinnon founded McKINNON LEGAL in 2004. Over the years, we have become one of the most sought-after firms in South Florida for family law and personal injury cases. Our strength lies in our creative problem-solving skills, honed by over a decade of focus on family law. Our understanding of the complicated issues we face together with our clients, along with the reputation that precedes us, frequently leads to efficiently negotiated resolutions to legal issues such as divorce, equitable distribution, child support, parenting plans, and alimony.
There is nothing more important than your family, which is why we put such a large focus on marital and family law here at McKINNON LEGAL. Obtaining a favorable result while avoiding the costs of litigation is our initial approach and ultimate goal. In the event litigation becomes necessary, our clients benefit from our vast experience and ability. We have faced and prevailed in courtrooms countless times. We are proud that the clients who we have represented are our greatest source of referrals. No matter what legal issue you or your family are facing, we will be there for you.
Christina McKinnon is the founding attorney of McKINNON LEGAL and is the firm’s primary attorney. Her legal career began in labor and employee relations in the healthcare industry, but Ms. McKinnon soon realized that her true calling lay in assisting individuals as they face some of life’s greatest challenges.
Since entering private practice, Ms. McKinnon has focused her career entirely on Florida personal injury and family law. Her experience, tenacity, and incredible work ethic have earned her the respect and recognition from both the legal and business communities. Some of the many accolades she has received include:
In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. McKinnon regularly volunteers with a number of organizations in South Florida. Her Pro Bono work has resulted in a number of honors and awards, including a volunteer award from the Community Partnership for the Homeless (now known as Chapman Partnership) and a Pro Bono award from Dade Legal Aid for her work with the “Put Something Back” program for indigent litigants. Ms. McKinnon was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 2020, where she presently serves as Chair.
Ms. McKinnon was selected to the Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, which is comprised of leaders who are passionate about strengthening South Florida through education, economic development, healthcare, and civic service.
La’Kaya McMullen is a certified Paralegal having completed the accelerated University of Miami Paralegal “Boot Camp” program in 2006.
La’Kaya has worked exclusively in Family Law for over 10 years. Understanding the challenges of Family Law, La’Kaya is dedicated to and enjoys assisting her clients in their time of need. She uses her considerable multitasking skills and customer service experience to help families in transition. La’Kaya is committed to providing attorneys and clients with solid and reliable assistance. She presents a calm, helpful and supportive demeanor, ready to serve as a listening ear to our clients. In addition to Family Law, La’Kaya has also had experience with Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Immigration.
La’Kaya enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. She also enjoys working with youth and has served as a mentor to many in her lifetime. As a part of her youth mentorship, La’Kaya has carried great responsibility serving as a teacher’s aide and administrative assistant for a local and prominent dance institution, as well as having been involved with various optimist club organizations for over 20 years as a cheerleading coach.
Originally from Washington D.C, Vercella moved to South Florida where she graduated Cum Laude at Florida Memorial University majoring in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law. She also attended Florida A&M University where she graduated with her Masters of Social Sciences. She has a passion for the legal profession and legal research. In her spare time she enjoys working out, journaling, and trying different foods.
This Legal Assistant has years of experience in law firms and in customer service. She’s a team player who enjoys implementing systems for the good of the whole. Personable, witty and detailed, Diana brings a wealth of law firm knowledge to her role. She enjoys cooking, quizzing her son and telling a good joke.
Seciarra Keaton is an experienced attorney born and raised in the city of Miami. She strives to accomplish a level of leadership that is able to change people’s beliefs about what they can do, go beyond what was done in the past, and affect people’s mindsets in a way that creates a sense of belonging. With her desire to serve others, she hopes to inspire people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or financial status. McKinnon Legal looks forward to welcoming her as a part of the team!