David D.
Mackenzie

Dave is an experienced litigator who prides himself on maintaining a well-rounded civil defense practice. His clients include physicians, hospitals and long term care facilities, automobile, truck, and commercial vehicle insurers, local businesses, and national corporations. He has successfully defended cases involving allegations of medical malpractice, automotive liability, premises liability, and products liability. In addition to his work handling civil litigation, Dave also routinely represents physicians in Georgia medical board complaints and Medicare/Medicaid audit appeals. Dave enjoys spending his free time with his wife Sarah and their children: Graham (2.5) and Jaime (1).

Recent Cases/Experience

 

  • First and second-chair experience in 10+ serious injury / death trials
  • Taken or defended 300+ depositions, including defendants and experts in most medical fields, engineering, plumbing, trucking, HVAC, fire, and construction
  • Routinely attends mediation and manages negotiations
  • Routinely represents physicians in State Medical Board complaints and investigations
  • Defense verdicts in wrongful death medical malpractice actions against vascular surgeon, primary care physician, and cardiologist
  • Defense verdict in three-week trial in severe neurological injury against hospitalist
  • Defense verdict in premises liability action against Georgia restaurant
  • Defense verdict in serious injury case against hospital system
  • Defense verdicts in binding arbitrations in multiple wrongful death claims against nursing homes
  • Represents global product manufacturers in product liability and premises liability actions
  • Represents transportation companies (trucking, logging, and towing) in serious injury and death cases; Serves as local counsel for complex business litigation
  • Federal practice includes FCRA and TCPA actions and employment litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Automotive/Trucking Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Physician and Hospital Related Litigation
  • Long Term Care Facility Litigation
  • Medical Board Representation
  • Medicare Audits

Education

  • B.A., American History, cum laude, Washington and Lee University (2006)
    • Captain of 2006 Baseball team
  • J.D.,Cum Laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2011)

Dave is an experienced litigator who prides himself on maintaining a well-rounded civil defense practice. His clients include physicians, hospitals and long term care facilities, automobile, truck, and commercial vehicle insurers, local businesses, and national corporations. He has successfully defended cases involving allegations of medical malpractice, automotive liability, premises liability, and products liability. In addition to his work handling civil litigation, Dave also routinely represents physicians in Georgia medical board complaints and Medicare/Medicaid audit appeals. Dave enjoys spending his free time with his wife Sarah and their children: Graham (2.5) and Jaime (1).

Recent Cases/Experience

 

  • First and second-chair experience in 10+ serious injury / death trials
  • Taken or defended 300+ depositions, including defendants and experts in most medical fields, engineering, plumbing, trucking, HVAC, fire, and construction
  • Routinely attends mediation and manages negotiations
  • Routinely represents physicians in State Medical Board complaints and investigations
  • Defense verdicts in wrongful death medical malpractice actions against vascular surgeon, primary care physician, and cardiologist
  • Defense verdict in three-week trial in severe neurological injury against hospitalist
  • Defense verdict in premises liability action against Georgia restaurant
  • Defense verdict in serious injury case against hospital system
  • Defense verdicts in binding arbitrations in multiple wrongful death claims against nursing homes
  • Represents global product manufacturers in product liability and premises liability actions
  • Represents transportation companies (trucking, logging, and towing) in serious injury and death cases; Serves as local counsel for complex business litigation
  • Federal practice includes FCRA and TCPA actions and employment litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Automotive/Trucking Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Physician and Hospital Related Litigation
  • Long Term Care Facility Litigation
  • Medical Board Representation
  • Medicare Audits

Education

  • B.A., American History, cum laude, Washington and Lee University (2006)
    • Captain of 2006 Baseball team
  • J.D.,Cum Laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2011)

David D. Mackenzie

Recent Cases/Experience

 

  • First and second-chair experience in 10+ serious injury / death trials
  • Taken or defended 300+ depositions, including defendants and experts in most medical fields, engineering, plumbing, trucking, HVAC, fire, and construction
  • Routinely attends mediation and manages negotiations
  • Routinely represents physicians in State Medical Board complaints and investigations
  • Defense verdicts in wrongful death medical malpractice actions against vascular surgeon, primary care physician, and cardiologist
  • Defense verdict in three-week trial in severe neurological injury against hospitalist
  • Defense verdict in premises liability action against Georgia restaurant
  • Defense verdict in serious injury case against hospital system
  • Defense verdicts in binding arbitrations in multiple wrongful death claims against nursing homes
  • Represents global product manufacturers in product liability and premises liability actions
  • Represents transportation companies (trucking, logging, and towing) in serious injury and death cases; Serves as local counsel for complex business litigation
  • Federal practice includes FCRA and TCPA actions and employment litigation.

David D. Mackenzie

  • Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2018
  • 2015, 2016, & 2017 Georgia SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2011 Charles V. Laughlin award recipient (for outstanding contributions to the moot court program at Washington and Lee University School of Law)
  • Vice-Chair, Moot Court Executive Board, Washington and Lee University School of Law

David D. Mackenzie

Admissions to practice

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

David D. Mackenzie

  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Georgia Bar Association

David D. Mackenzie

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Automotive/Trucking Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Civil Appellate Practice
  • Physician and Hospital Related Litigation
  • Long Term Care Facility Litigation
  • Medical Board Representation
  • Medicare Audits

David D. Mackenzie

Education

  • B.A., American History, cum laude, Washington and Lee University (2006)
    • Captain of 2006 Baseball team
  • J.D.,Cum Laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law (2011)

David D. Mackenzie

Community Involvement

  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Baseball Coach, Northside Youth Organization