David D. Mackenzie

David Mackenzie Attorney

Dave is a litigator whose practice is devoted to civil defense. He has successfully defended physicians, hospitals, and long term care facilities in cases involving allegations of medical malpractice, negligent credentialing, premises liability, and fraud. Dave has also defended Georgia businesses in premises liability, products liability, and automotive liability cases. In addition to his work handling civil litigation, Dave also routinely represents physicians in State Medical Board complaints and investigations.

Representative Cases/Experience:

  • Routinely represents physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes in claims of medical malpractice
  • Defense verdict in binding arbitration in a wrongful death claim against a nursing home in Florida
  • Defense verdict in premises liability action against Georgia restaurant
  • Obtained dismissal of case against a local physician involving allegations of failure to diagnose traumatic brain injury
  • Represented physicians in complaints made to the Georgia Composite Medical Board

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • 2015 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

Admission to Practice

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

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

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

Practice Areas

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


  • 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)

Community Involvement

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

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