Two McKay Firm Partners Now Certified Mediators


COLUMBIA, SC – Two McKay Firm Partners, Julius W. “Jay” McKay, II and Daniel R. Settana, Jr. are now certified Circuit Court Mediators with the South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

Julius W. “Jay” McKay, II leads the firm’s health care litigation team. He has practiced as a trial attorney for over 40 years and has extensive experience in handling complex catastrophic injury cases and looks forward to utilizing that experience as a mediator. He practices in the areas of health care law, products liability, commercial litigation, government defense, appellate law and professional licensure disputes. McKay is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Litigation Counsel of America, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, American Arbitration Association, Carolinas Association of General Contractors, and American Business & Insurance Attorneys.

He has also been listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers from 2009 – 2021, Best Lawyers in America from 2015 – 2021 and holds and AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubble.

Daniel R. Settana, Jr. practices in the areas of civil litigation for over 29 years. He has tried cases in every court in the state from Magistrate’s Court to Circuit Court to the US District Court to even the Bankruptcy Court. He has handled numerous trucking and transportation, medical malpractice, civil rights, Tort Claims Act, premises liability and product liability cases. He has also appeared before the SC Court of Appeals, the SC Supreme Court, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. While he has represented Defendants in many of his cases, he also has handled a significant number of plaintiff cases. Dan, a graduate of The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law, looks forward to putting his extensive experience to work helping parties resolve their cases

McKay stated, “The purpose of being a Certified Mediator is to help provide a legal remedy to a case without the expense and time of going to court.” The McKay Firm was started by McKay’s grandfather, Douglas McKay, Sr. in 1908.


The McKay Firm: The McKay Firm is a defense-oriented civil litigation firm based in Columbia, SC. Since 1908, our attorneys have represented an array of clients throughout the Southeast. Our firm maintains an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as a Recommended Insurance Firm by A.M. Best and the American Business & Insurance Attorneys. The firm was also selected for inclusion in Best Law Firms in America®. For more information about The McKay Firm, please visit You can also stay up to date by following us on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.