FOUNDER & MANAGING ATTORNEY
Nathan McKinney, a Colorado native, has been assisting the legal needs of clients in Colorado Springs since 1998, and compassionately works towards resolution in difficult times.
Nathan has been married to Jill McKinney since 1989. They have two children, Natalie and Jacob.
Natalie has graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Jacob is currently a junior at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Nathan opened McKinney & Associates, PC in 2001, and devotes his personal touch to each legal issue and case that comes through our doors.
Austin Jackson grew up in Monument and Colorado Springs. While in law school, he completed an internship under the Student Practice Act at the El Paso County District Attorney's Office and another internship with an estate planning firm in Colorado Springs.
After successfully passing the Colorado Bar, Austin joined the estate planning firm he had interned for as an Associate Attorney and he practiced in the areas of estate, business, and long-term care planning. However, after a year of experience and contemplation, Austin decided to pursue a career in litigation and decided to joint McKinney & Associates, P.C.
At McKinney & Associates, Austin serves clients with confidence and competence in the areas of family law, personal injury, and bankruptcy.
BA, Colorado State University, 2012
JD, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2016
Stephen McWhirter served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence analyst before studying history at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Steve has been a civil litigator since becoming licensed to practice law in Colorado in 2009. He is licensed to practice in state and federal court in Colorado, and holds inactive attorney status in Nebraska and Wyoming.
When not serving his clients' needs, Stephen enjoys spending time in Colorado's forests with his wife and two daughters, as well as reading spy novels and history books.
BA, University of Colorado, 2005
JD, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2009
Kris Freeman jointed McKinney & Associates in 2017 and serves as the firms' Domestic Relations paralegal.
Before joining McKinney & Associates, Kris worked at the Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado College, and also as a paralegal in prominent local law offices in El Paso County.
When Kris is not at work, she is playing XBOX, reading, cooking, or working on home improvement projects.
Jill Russell joined McKinney & Associates in 2021 as a paralegal.
Jill graduated from Tulane Law in 2020, and is currently studying for the bar exam while working full-time as a paralegal for McKinney & Associates, P.C.
Prior to entering the legal field, Jill received her BA in Politics from University of Wollongong and her MA in Media Practice from University of Sydney, both in Australia.
After five years working in marketing and public relations, Jill decided to take the LSAT and pursue a career in law.
When she isn't studying or working, Jill enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, and playing softball.
Office Manager & Billing
Jill McKinney has been the Office Manager for McKinney & Associates, P.C. since the firm's opening in 2001. She enjoys her current career because of the opportunity to run the business with her husband, Nathan McKinney.
Jill holds an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Mountain College, and a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Outside of the office, Jill enjoys hiking, hunting, and camping in beautiful Colorado.
Hannah Moore was inspired by the TV show Bones, and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2015 with a BA in Anthropology and minor in Criminal Justice.
Loving the idea of using her knowledge to help others and seeing what an impact the legal system has, she entered a Paralegal certificate program, and will graduate from the program in April.
Hannah was attracted to the legal field because she enjoys the challenge of working with different types of people every day. Her goal is to make her co-worker's lives a bit easier by helping to manage certain tasks, while helping our clients feel taken care of.
When she is not working, Hannah likes traveling to new places, catching up on shows, or reading. Hannah loves to get together with her friends and family to watch holiday movies during the holidays, play cards and board games, and to visit.