Jade McKenzie

Associate

  • location icon Seattle, WA
    1111 Third Avenue
    Suite 2700
    Seattle, WA 98101

Jade McKenzie is an associate in the Seattle 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. Jade also represents employers against claims involving wage and hour disputes. Prior to practicing in Seattle, Jade spent several years practicing employment litigation in California where she defended California employers against claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act 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 the co-National Editor of Lewis Brisbois’s editorial team, which regularly releases client alerts and legal updates relating to trending topics surrounding employment litigation throughout the country.

Jade was previously an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University School of Law, where she taught a practical course on Civil Procedure. Jade earned her law degree from Chapman and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class. During law school, Jade 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 likes spending time outdoors with her fiancé and their American Eskimo dog, and enjoying their new home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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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