FORT LAUDERDALE—Attorney Christina A. McKinnon, owner of McKINNON LEGAL, was selected as Chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). McKinnon has been a member of the Seventeenth Circuit JNC since 2017. JNCs are a nonpartisan nine-member commission of lawyers and non-lawyers who locate, recruit, investigate and evaluate applicants for judicial office. The Supreme Court, appellate districts and circuit JNCs are appointed by the Governor, four members are appointed from separate lists of three nominees certified to the Governor by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar.
Since starting her firm, Ms. McKinnon has focused her career entirely on Florida personal injury and family law. Her experience, tenacity, and incredible work ethic have earned her the respect and recognition from both the legal and business communities.
In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. McKinnon regularly volunteers with a number of organizations in South Florida. Her Pro Bono work has resulted in a number of honors and awards, including a volunteer award from the Community Partnership for the Homeless (now known as Chapman Partnership) and a Pro Bono award from Dade Legal Aid for her work with the “Put Something Back” program for indigent litigants. Ms. McKinnon was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 2020, where she presently serves as Chair.
Ms. McKinnon was selected to the Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, which is comprised of leaders who are passionate about strengthening South Florida through education, economic development, healthcare, and civic service.