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Sterling Richard McKinney

Sterling Richard McKinney

  • Associate Attorney

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Practice Areas:

  • Health & Healthcare Law 100%


Sterling McKinney is an Associate Attorney at Rivas Goldstein, LLP where he specializes in health law. He graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2023, where he was actively involved in leadership as the President of the Health Law Association. During their academic journey, Sterling interned at reputable healthcare institutions such as Parkland Hospital and Methodist Health System in Dallas, gaining valuable practical experience in the healthcare field.

Sterling has demonstrated a strong interest in ethical and moral aspects of healthcare through their academic pursuits. Notably, he authored a thought-provoking paper delving into the complex issues surrounding Physician Assisted Suicide, showcasing their dedication to addressing crucial healthcare dilemmas. Sterling's combination of legal knowledge and a passion for healthcare ethics makes them a valuable asset in navigating the legal intricacies of the healthcare industry.


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 2023
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Texas
    • B.S. - 2018
    • Major: Biology

Past Positions

  • PhysAssist Scribe, Scribe, 2017 to 2019


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Nathan Cortez, Professor at SMU Dedman
  • Tom W.M. Mayo, Professor at SMU Dedman
  • Ashley Yen, Associate General Counsel at Methodist Health Systems