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Therese Alva Felth

Family Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.8   11 reviews

also known as Therese Felth McKenzie

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Therese

Learn Therese’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Contested and Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage and Divorce; Collaborative Divorce; High Asset Divorce; High Conflict Divorce; Alimony and Child Cases; Trial and Appellate litigation.

    10 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Enforcements, Premarital Agreements, Pre-Nuptials, Post Nuptials, Paterntiy, Child Support, Alimony and Alimony Modifications, and Collaborative Family Law.

    10 years

  3. Alimony
    Establishment, Modification, and Enforcement of Alimony or Spousal Support.

    10 years

  4. Appeals
    Appeals of orders concerning alimony, property division, child custody, timesharing, and other family law related matters.

  5. Child custody
    Establishment and Modification of Child Custody, Paternity, Relocations and issues of Timesharing.

    10 years

  6. Child support
    Establishment, Modification, and Enforcement of Child Support.

    10 years

McKenzie Law Firm - devoted to restoring stability to your life 

Therese is a partner at McKenzie Law Firm. Founded in 1976 by Jim F. McKenzie, McKenzie Law Firm is a boutique law firm located in Pensacola, Florida that specializes in personal injury and family law related legal matters. Our mission is to help people restore stability back to their life after facing a legal crisis. People risk losing financial and emotional stability when they hire a lawyer who does not take the time to get to know their client's life and story. At McKenzie Law Firm, we intentionallly limit the number of cases we handle at any given time to be better able to get to know and understand our client's life and story. People get the justice they deserve when their story is told in the right way to the right people. 

Therese currently practices exclusively marital and family law. Our marital and family law practice areas include:

Child Custody
Child Support
Prenuptial Agreements
Postnuptial Agreements
Collaborative Divorce

Therese is results driven and gives you the tools you need to overcome your legal crisis and move forward with your life. 

From Therese:

I understand that you're finding yourself in a tough spot. You might have reached a point in your life where it is time to action. You might be on the brink of divorce or have been served with divorce papers by your spouse. You are probably feeling uncertain and scared for your future and that of your family.

I have been in your spot. Having experienced a divorce involving two children myself, I know the feeling of uncertainty and fear that is associated with any family law matter. I use my knowledge and experience (both personal and legal) to work closely with you to set goals for your future and help you get there. I make sure you and your family is protected during this time of crisis. 

There are better days ahead! I know first hand. I am now remarried to a wonderful husband (who also happens to be my law-partner) and we have a rambunctious son together. My husband also happens to be the best "bonus dad" ever to my teenage girls. I love my modern, blended family!

You, too, can get there. I give you the tools you need to move forward with your life.


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McKenzie Law Firm
905 E Hatton St
Pensacola, FL, 32503-3931

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Posted by Shannah | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Therese has genuine concern and is honest and forthright. She has compassion and a great ability to connect with her client...
Therese is passionate about her client's needs and she genuinely cares about your case. She is patient and understanding and her entire staff is amazing as well. I would hire her again to represent me and highly recommend her to others.
Posted by Rebecca | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Recommendation and Review for Excellent, Compassionate & Professional Team
First, I want to thank you for all that you have done to help me through the process. You are exceptionally knowledgeable, caring, patient and supportive. Whenever I had questions, you were prompt in answering them to help me understand. I would recommend you to anyone who needs a team who will work 100% for their client. Having you work as my attorney was the best decision I could have made. Thank you for helping me get through one of the most difficult times… Your help, your compassion and understanding were so much appreciated… along with your patience… Each of you took a personal interest in my case even when I was ready to call it quits. Once again thank you very much for the time and effort you all put into the matters regarding my case. You have given me a peace of mind, and it is comforting to know that I can always call somebody I trust. Hopefully our paths will cross again at some point in the future, in a less legal setting.
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Posted by Patrick | March 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb Attorney
Therese is an amazing, caring attorney and an even better person. Highest of recommendations for her and the entire McKenzie firm.
Posted by Josh | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is amazing
In the fall of 2014, I was looking for a lawyer to help me in a discrimination case that I had filed. At the time, it had already passed through the EEOC, and I needed a lawyer from that point. I came across Mckenzie law firm on google, and gave them a call. From the first time I met with Therese, she made me feel comfortable and confident that we would win my case. She has helped every step along the way since then, until just last month when we got a judgement in my favor in federal court. She has been great, and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Caitlin | September 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond satisfying
Therese Felth McKenzie was my attorney for my divorce that was filed last year and finalized a few days ago. I am thankful that my grandfather all the way in Dothan, AL recommended their law firm. I was pleased with Therese and her whole office staff. I was able to get ahold of her whenever I needed to and she responded quickly to anything I needed at that time. I felt comfortable while in the presence of her and the staff. Mediation and hearings are stressful and she made me feel much better and eased my mind at every one. She answered every question thoroughly and went on to answer questions I wouldn't have even thought to ask. I highly recommend Therese for your case! She treats you very kindly and with respect. No question is a stupid question and you'll never feel out of your comfort zone. Thank you to the McKenzie Law Firm, especially Therese, for making such a stressful time much easier for both me and my son! Being a happy, easy going mother during my divorce is all owed to Therese. You are very appreciated!
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Posted by Lisa | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
Mrs. Felth recently helped me with my divorce. She did a wonderful job representing me. She is very knowledgeable and helped negotiate a reasonable and fair division of our assets, child custody arrangements and child support. She made the entire process as pain-free as possible, and that is not easy when you are dealing with divorce. In fact, we were able to come to an agreement without the need for a hearing before a judge. Throughout the entire process, I felt that Mrs. Felth truly cared about me and I am very grateful. She and her entire staff handled everything in a professional manner and were always available to answer any questions that I had. I would highly recommend Mrs. Felth.
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Posted by Hanna | May 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly caring
Therese did a wonderful job representing me during my divorce. There was a child involved and she helped arrange custody and child support that was fair. I went through multiple consultations before finding Therese. I chose to to hire her because I could tell she was very passionate about family law. I was not let down. She truly cared about what happened to me and my child. It was so refreshing to be represented by someone who cared more about the people involved than the money. Therese and her office staff handled everything professional. Anytime I had questions they were right there to help. I would highly recommend Therese for your legal matters.
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Posted by Jim Sistrunk | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Therese Felth represented me in my divorce. She correctly presented the probable outcome and effectively defended my position though out the process. She outclassed the opposing counsel and secured a very acceptable final judgement. I highly recommend her counsel.
Posted by Matt | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, professional attorney
Therese was the second attorney I had representing me during a divorce dispute and she is an amazing attorney. She was extremely professional while also being friendly and had a way of explaining confusing legal things in a way I was able to understand. She and her paralegal were both easily contacted through email and phone calls so there was never an issue that was left unresolved or a question unanswered for long. She was proactive in trying to move the process forward as quickly and thoroughly as possible. I never for a moment felt uncomfortable with her as my representation. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that needs an attorney in her fields of practice.
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Posted by Doris | June 16, 2015
Forever grateful
Ms Felth represented me so well. I am so grateful that she was with me through the entire process. I don't think, I could have done it without her guidance. She's very trustworthy and knowledgeable. I will be forever grateful. Thanks again.,
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law case
This attorney was good but in terms of verifying details and facts on the opposing party there could have been more effort. I feel if I knew what I discovered that I would have handled the case differently in terms of a counter petition which I did not have an opportunity to before my scheduled hearing
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McKenzie Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Franklin Legal Group, PA
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Max R. Price, PA
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Joel Lazaruz
  • State of Florida, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • Florida International University, College of Law, Miami, FL
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2011
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schroll v. Schroll, 283 So. 3d 966 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019)
  • Reversed and remanded in favor of client.
  • Schroll v. Schroll, 262 So. 3d 832 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018)
  • Reversed in favor of client.
  • Schroll v Schroll, 227 So. 3d 232 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017)
  • Affirmed in Part; Reversed and Remanded in Part.
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  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committe A
  • Attorney Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. ("ACE")
  • Vice-President of Board of Directors
  • 2021 - Present
  • Arts, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. ("ACE")
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • West Florida Collaborative Law, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association of Northwest Florida
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Foo Foo Fest Committee
  • Chairperson-elect
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Foo Foo Fest
  • Committee Member
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc.
  • Grant Review Panelist
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, BIG Gala Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
  • Co-chair of subcomittee on BIG Gala's revenue enchancers
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Volunteer & Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Volunteer Law Clerk at Legal Aid Service Of Broward County, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2013
  • FIU Board of Advocacy
  • Appellate Advocacy Group Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • FIU Women's Law Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Swedish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star 2020
  • Inweekly / Independent News
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Law
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Dean's Honor List
  • FIU College of Law
  • 2011
  • Scholarship
  • Chamber of Commerce, Gefle, Sweden
  • 2010
  • 1st Place Brief, FIU Intramural Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • FIU College of Law
  • 2010
  • 3rd Place Orator, FIU Intramural Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • FIU College of Law
  • 2010
  • Semifinalist, Weschsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • American University College of Law, Washington DC
  • 2010
  • Quarterfinalist
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Miami, FL
  • 2010
  • President's Honor List
  • FAU College of Business
  • 2005
  • Dean's Honor List
  • FAU College of Business
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Therese
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Therese is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. She is extremely articulate and a very proficient legal writer and researcher. Her courtroom skills are excellent. She cares about her clients and always goes the extra mile. Her clients are lucky to have her on their side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Therese is able to evaluate a matter and determine the most effective route to take, in order to obtain the absolute best outcome for her clients. She is also attentive to her client's needs, and makes sure to handle every matter uniquely and zealously. Simply, Therese is an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Family law is difficult at best; it requires a great temperament, compassion, patience, and sharp legal skills in numerous areas of law. Therese embodies all these attributes and is a much-needed and welcome addition to the local family bar."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Therese is a well respected family law attorney who is dedicated to providing excellent representation to her clients. Therese takes utmost care with her clients and finds practical and creative solutions to meet their needs. I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Other
"Therese is a passionate, tireless advocate for her clients and she does not rest until she knows every last wrinkle of the legal issues her clients face. She is a great family law attorney, medical malpractice attorney, and an equally great property insurance lawyer. As a property insurance lawyer she has unique experience that helps clients whose claims have been denied, as she used to work on defense of those claims for one of the state's largest insurers. Because of that unique experience, she knows the ins-and-outs of how the insurance companies work, which gets her clients who have been denied just compensation great results. I could not more highly recommend a lawyer than I can Therese."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Warmhearted and sharp as a tack, Therese is a lovely person and an excellent attorney. I could not proffer a higher endorsement of her. She gets an A+ from me."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Therese since law school and she has always been smart, hard-working, and ambitious. That same go-getter attitude and relentless work ethic she exhibited in law school has now transferred to her professional career. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to retain an honest attorney that will put up a good fight on their behalf."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Therese is a talented, knowledgeable attorney who approaches complex legal and factual situations with assertiveness and poise. Her results-oriented approach comes with a profound understanding of her clients' needs. She is a great communicator and effective advocate. I would definitely want her on my side in any courtroom."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
""I had the pleasure of previously working with Therese. She is extremely intelligent and cares deeply about her clients. She has the ability to approach legal issues from different perspectives and in ways that would not be obvious to most attorneys. I would highly recommend Therese to anyone who is looking for an attorney in her areas of practice. She is a stellar attorney and person!""
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Therese is an incredibly intelligent and passionate lawyer who works tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. Her legal skills and advocacy are exceptional. She also has a great ability to empathize and connect with her clients, adding an element of humanity that is hard to find in the legal profession. I wholeheartedly endorse her as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Felth is an incredibly dedicated attorney who is not only talented at legal writing and research but also cares deeply about her clients and achieving results. I endorse this lawyer."
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