Don McKenna

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, LLP - AL
2025 3rd Ave N, Ste 800
Birmingham, AL 35203

Don has been practicing law since 1995 and joined Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton in 1997. Throughout his career, Don has represented plaintiffs from across the nation, including before the United States Supreme Court, and he has won several verdicts that set new legal precedents. He has published numerous articles in legal journals and law reviews and is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and professional conferences.

While he practices in several areas, including personal injuries, wrongful death, product liability, and environmental cases, Don has a special enthusiasm for cases that involve government fraud.

Chambers & Partners have regarded Don as one of the premiere False Claims Act lawyers in Southeast and both his clients and colleagues have praised his unique ability to provide expert counsel in complex government matters.

Don is married to his wife Stephanie and enjoys spending time on the water with her and their three children. He also enjoys serving on international mission trips, sailing, scuba diving, snow skiing and running.

Getting outside of the courtroom and giving back to those in need is important to Don, as evidenced by his extensive community involvement. He is an active member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and regularly participates in mission trips around the United States and abroad. He is perhaps most proud of his work on the board of Restoration Academy, a Birmingham-based Christian school that provides low-income inner-city children with the tools and opportunities to be successful in high school and college.

"Practicing law allows me to live out my call to serve" Don says.