Jeremy McKinney


Jeremy McKinney

Jeremy McKinney, an immigration lawyer from Greensboro, NC, was elected as the association’s First Vice President for the 2020-2021 term.

Mr. McKinney has lived and worked in Greensboro for over twenty years, having founded McKinney Immigration Law firm, with offices in Greensboro and Wilmington. He is a North Carolina Board Certified Immigration Law Specialist and is admitted to practice law in North Carolina, the Middle, Eastern, and Western District Courts of North Carolina, along with the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has proudly been an AILA member since 1997. During that time, Mr. McKinney has served various leadership roles including Second Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Elected Director, Chair of AILA’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) liaison committees, and Chair of the AILA Carolinas Chapter.

Mr. McKinney graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and later received his Juris Doctorate from Campbell University School of Law in 1996. He previously taught Immigration Law at Elon University School of Law as an Adjunct Professor, and served on the North Carolina State Bar’s Specialization Committee.

He and his wife, Cynthia Ligon McKinney have been married 23 years, and are parents to Ethan, 19, and Sophia, 17. Mr. McKinney is active on Twitter; his handle is @McKJeremy.

Twitter Follow Jeremy McKinney on Twitter


Family, Business, General, litigation, Removal defense

Reporters interested in interviewing an AILA national spokesperson can reach out to the AILA communications team at