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, and retaliation brought before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Jade also represents employers against claims involving wage and hour disputes and violations of the California Labor Code.

In 2018, Jade presented at the Orange County Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law Seminar on defending against wage and hour liability, providing recommendations and best practices for California employers to reduce their risk of exposure. She is also a member of Lewis Brisbois’s editorial team and regularly prepares client alerts and legal updates relating to trending topics surrounding employment litigation in California.

Jade is also an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law, where she teaches a practical course on Civil Procedure. Jade earned her law degree from Chapman and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class. Jade also became a DRPA certified mediator through Chapman's mediation clinic where she personally resolved civil harassment and small claims disputes in Riverside County. In her spare time, Jade enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and Miniature American Eskimo dog.

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

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California

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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