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Brian MacKenzie

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2012


Brian MacKenzie received his law degree from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2010. He moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest from sunny Southern California in late 2011 and has been a practicing attorney in Washington since 2012. Brian joined Sam B. Gunn Law Firm PLLC as an associate attorney in 2014 and became partner with Gunn MacKenzie PLLC in 2019. He purchased the firm in January 2024. He currently practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Elder Law. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and it’s Washington Chapter (WAELA). He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington. He has served on the Board of Directors of Lifeline Connections (which provides care to individuals experiencing substance abuse and/or mental health disorders) and WAELA. He has also volunteered with the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Luepke Senior Center assisting with elder law matters.

He is married to his wonderful wife, Gentry, and they live in Vancouver with their faithful dogs, Banjo and Baxter. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the surrounding Vancouver/Portland environs, food trucks, traveling, reading, music, volunteering with his church, and all things Batman.


  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • 2010
  • California State University - San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2012 to 2012

Past Positions

  • Robert Russell Law Group, Contract Attorney, 2013 to 2013

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member 2015- Present
  • Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member 2015-Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Member 2012-Present
  • Lifeline Connections, Member Board of Directors, 2016-2024
  • The Arc of Southwest Washington, Member of Board of Directors, 2015-2016
  • Hearsay Committee Clark County Bar Association, Member 2015-2018
  • Estate Planning Council of Southwest Washington, Member 2019 - Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner