McKenna is a partner at Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington, an insurance defense litigation law firm, where he has worked since 2000. Prior to that, he worked at other local firms. He has experience in personal injury, insurance, and commercial claims law. He serves as a volunteer mentor for the Chicago Coalition for Law-Related Education for Chicago high school students. He won a contested Democratic primary in March.
Bar Association ratings: Positive
McKenna was rated qualified by the CCL, CBA, and ISBA. The ISBA wrote, “He has substantial civil jury experience, and is considered to be well-prepared, even-keeled and punctual.”
Survey response: Responding to an Injustice Watch survey, McKenna wrote that courtrooms should be run efficiently and transparently in order to bolster public trust in the justice system. (Full survey)