Jade McKenzie

Associate

  • location icon Orange County, CA
    650 Town Center Drive
    Suite 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Jade McKenzie is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Jade's practice primarily includes defending private and public entity employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Jade also represents employers in claims involving wage and hour disputes and various Labor Code violations.

Jade was born and raised in the Bay Area, and moved to San Luis Obispo where she earned her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly. She then attended Chapman University School of Law to pursue her legal education. While at Chapman, Jade became President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team and was a member of the Moot Court Competition Team, where she successfully argued her way to first, second, and third place at various national and international competitions.

In addition, Jade became a DRPA certified mediator through Chapman's mediation clinic where she personally resolved civil harassment and small claims disputes in Riverside County. Jade was the Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Chapman Law Review, and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class.

Publications

Em"BARK"ing on the Journey to Expand Recovery of Damages for the Loss of a Companion Animal, 19 Chap. L. Rev. 2, 659 (2016)

Certifications

DRPA Certified Mediator

Admissions

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research and Writing, Torts, Property, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Mediation, Advanced Mediation Clinic, and Legal Analysis
  • Honor Scholar (Valedictorian) and Carmelina Doti Academic Excellence Award

Education

Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2016

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude, 2013

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