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Michael C. McKay

Michael C. McKay

(480) 428-0143 phone
866-505-8036 fax


Mr. McKay is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He represents plaintiffs in complex commercial disputes. His experience includes litigating securities claims, fraud claims, antitrust allegations, racketeering claims and business torts.


Mr. McKay is an experienced trial lawyer. He recently tried as first chair trial counsel a federal class action to verdict. He was instrumental in helping the class obtain a complete victory on all claims, including a judgment against the defendants for all costs and fees in that action.


Mr. McKay is also an experienced finance lawyer. He represents the City of Phoenix in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Wall Street insurance companies who are alleged to have unlawfully overcharged Phoenix for bond insurance. Mr. McKay represents cities, municipalities, and other political subdivisions in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and other locations with claims pertaining to investment losses. He represents banks in Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois with claims pertaining to CDOs, ABS, MBS, and other investments that have led to catastrophic losses.


Mr. McKay is an experienced class action lawyer. He, along with other lawyers, represented a nationwide class in In re Conseco Life Ins. Co. Cost of Ins. Litig., MDL No. 1610 AHM (C.D. Cal.), which settled for over $400 million. He represented a nationwide class in In re Ins. Brokerage Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1663 GEB (D. New Jersey), which settled for over $121 million. He represented an Arizona class of consumers in Prestige Financial Services, Inc. v. Mitchells, CV2010-090395 (Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County) which settled for over $18 million. He represented a California class of consumers in Thierot v. Celtic Ins. Co. which settled for approximately $1 million. He is part of the counsel group representing a putative nationwide class of consumers In re: MDL 2048 Cox Enterprises Inc. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation


Mr. McKay is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, and the Arizona Supreme Court. Prior to joining Schneider Wallace, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Gordon J. Low, Utah First District Court, and as a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office, N.D.N.Y. He graduated with honors from Syracuse University College of Law.

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