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Attorney Brian MacKenzie

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Practice Areas

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

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2012

Biography

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. He has had experience working in a variety of areas of law since that time, ranging from employment law to bankruptcy. Brian joined Sam B. Gunn Law Firm PLLC as an associate attorney in 2014 and became partner with Gunn MacKenzie PLLC in 2019. 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Lifeline Connections, and has 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 dog, Jenny. 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.

 

Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law, La Verne, California
    • 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

    Past Positions

    • Robert Russell Law Group, Contract Attorney, 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-Present
    • 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