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Bernard L. McKay, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1994, Kentucky 1995. Named one of Ohio's Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2005, 2006, 40 Under 40, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2006; named to Best Lawyers in American, 2006.


McKay, Bernard L. was born on July 3, 1969 in Maysville, Kentucky, United States.


Morehead State University (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1991). Salmon P. Chase College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1994).


Worked at Frost & Jacobs LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1994, Ohio. 1995, Kentucky.

Member: Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.

Frost & Jacobs LLP is a full-service law firm committed to meeting the diverse and ever-changing needs of businesses, institutions and individuals. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the firm has offices in Columbus and Middletown, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. Our eight departments are: Business and Corporate, Commercial/Real Estate, Environmental Law, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, and Personal Planning and Family Business.

Cross-departmental Practice Groups include: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Immigration and International Law. General Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts.


  • Bar: Ohio 1994, Kentucky 1995.


Treasurer Salmon P. Chase College Law Board Governors, 2003—2004, president elect, 2004—2005, president, 2005—2006. President, Class of 2004 Leadership Northern Kentucky, member, Class of 2005 Steering Committee. Member, Red Mass Committee St. Thomas More Society.

Member Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Member, Board Directors Women's Crisis Center, chairman, Development Committee. Member, Board Directors Caracole, Inc.

Member of American Bar Association (member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Committee), Northern Kentucky Bar Association (member, Business and Tax Committee, member, Probate Committee), Kentucky Bar Association (member, Taxation Committee, member, Probate and Trust Law Committee), Ohio State Bar Association (member, Estate Planning, member, Trust and Probate Law Committee), Cincinnati Bar Association (member, Taxation Committee, member, Advisory Estate Planning and Probate Institute Committee).