Zeyland G. McKinney, Jr.
Zeyland is a native of Western North Carolina, having grown up in Mitchell County. He received a B. A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 and a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina in 1983. He received his law license in 1983 and has handled thousands of civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts in North Carolina. He has also handled numerous appellate cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Franklin S. McKinney
Franklin is a native of Western North Carolina. He received a B.S. in Political Science and Business Administration from Western Carolina University before earning a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University. Franklin also served in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He became a member of the North Carolina State Bar in 2014.