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John Mackenzie

John A.


"To be the best, you need to surround yourself with the very best. That's why I'm here."


Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory, Employment and Workforce Management, Real Estate

JOHN MACKENZIE is a shareholder and member of our Complex Litigation and Risk Advisory group. He handles business and real estate matters, including general business and contractual disputes, business torts, shareholder oppression claims, supplier disputes, construction litigation, real estate commission disputes, land use and zoning issues, and various other real property matters.

An experienced trial attorney, John regularly practices in state and federal courts. He assists businesses with Form I-9 record compliance, often counseling them through inspections conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. He frequently lectures on the topic as well.

John graduated cum laude from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he served as associate editor of its Law Review. John clerked for the Honorable Richard Caretti of Macomb County Circuit Court. He is admitted to practice law in Michigan and in the Eastern District of Michigan U.S. District Court, and is a member of the Macomb County and Oakland County Bar associations.

John was included in the 2022 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for his work in Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Real Estate Law.


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2012

Oakland University, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, 2009


Professional Memberships and Bar Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

Macomb County Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association

United States District Court Eastern District


Form I-9 Compliance and Updates,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites and Employment Law Symposium (2019)

Surviving an I-9 Inspection Conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ,” Maddin Hauser Breakfast Bites and Employment Law Symposium (2018)