Mackenzie grew up in Kentucky. Having union family members and as a first-generation college graduate, she takes pride in helping injured workers. During law school, Mackenzie became more interested in Workers’ Rights not only through her employment and labor law studies but also in her research projects. She served as a Research Assistant, focusing her research on Labor Unions and workers’ access to legal counsel. Between her second and third year of law school, Mackenzie worked as a Rule 9 intern for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, in their Labor and Industries Division. This gave Mackenzie invaluable insight into our state’s industrial insurance system and workers’ compensation claims, and she knew following her time in Washington State that she would make the Pacific Northwest her home.
Since becoming a licensed attorney in Washington State she has exclusively represented injured workers. She regularly practices before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and Superior Courts across multiple counties in Washington State. When she is not working, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her senior rescue pup Max, seeing live music, and hiking around the Great Northwest.
How I serve my clients:
Since becoming a lawyer, I have hit the ground running representing only injured workers. When people are injured at work, they are entitled to compensation provided under Washington State law. While there are systems in place to help injured workers, often it is a very confusing landscape to navigate alone. That’s where I come in. I take pride in listening to my client’s concerns and devising a plan to help them reach their recovery goals, including proper medical treatment and vocational services. I make sure my clients understand what is happening every step of the way in their claim, and advocate for what they want. I understand that a workplace injury not only effects the injured worker, but often it can have a great impact on their families and others who rely on them. Understanding that an injured worker is a whole person, and not just a claim number allows me to effectively advocate for their full and fair compensation.
J.D. – University of Louisville Brandies School of Law, Kentucky
Journal of Law and Education, Editor
American Civil Liberties Union (Student Chapter), President (2018-2020)
Student Bar Association, Professional Development Chair
B.A. – Bellarmine University, Political Science
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member
Legislative Steering Committee
National Lawyers Guild, Seattle Chapter
Professionals in Workers' Compensation (PWC), Member
Joint Minority Mentorship Program
Past Co-Chair (2021-2022)