Photograph: Joseph E. McKinney.

Joseph E. McKinney

Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., Washburn University, 1965
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 1986
Contact Information:
Room 323
"For many years I have been interested in educating professionals, whether aviators, accountants or lawyers. Professionals have a particular challenge: they must acquire and maintain the intellectual knowledge which their professions demand while applying that knowledge to their clients' practical situations as efficiently and economically as they can - and this is no easy task. This marriage of the intellectual with the practical is what I find particularly interesting. When Washburn University School of Law afforded me the chance to participate in its mission of educating lawyers - first as an adjunct professor of law and later as a visiting professor - I was very happy to do so."

Professor McKinney retired in 2004, having practiced law for 18 years, chiefly in the areas of tax and estate planning. Prior to his graduation from Washburn University School of Law in 1986, he worked as a certified public accountant with both local and national public accounting firms from 1974 through 1985, primarily engaged in tax practice.

Professor McKinney served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965 as a medical corpsman. While in the Air Force he completed his undergraduate degree studies at Washburn University. He returned to Washburn in 1971 to secure a business and accounting education, upon completion of which he was named the university's Kansas CPA Scholar. Professor McKinney holds a commercial pilot license, was a flight and instrument flying instructor for many years, and upon retiring from active flying had more than 5,000 hours flying experience.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Law and Accounting
  • Law and Finance
  • Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders
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