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Matthew Scott McKenzie

Residential real estate Attorney at Oxford, MS

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Residential real estate

    18 years, 15,000 cases

  2. Commercial real estate

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Construction and development

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Foreclosure

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  5. Real estate
    Real estate closings, refinances, title searches, deed preparation.

    18 years, 10,000 cases

After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006. While in law school Matt clerked with The Scruggs Law Firm, assisting with case research and drafting memorandums for mass tort litigation. In his last year of law school, Matt clerked for Lafayette County Chancellor Edwin H. Roberts, Jr.


Matt joined the law firm of Tannehill & Carmean, PLLC in Oxford in 2006. Matt became a partner in 2012 and conducted over 12,000 closing transactions.  Matt joined Harper, Little & McKenzie in 2022.  Matt's area of practice includes all matters relating to real estate, wills and estates, and family law.


In 2013, Matt was voted one of Super Lawyer's Rising Stars of the Mid South.


While in law school, Matt clerked for two years with Hughes & Hitt, P.A., assisting with real estate loan closings.


Matt is a native of Florence, Alabama. As the youngest of five children who all attended the University of Mississippi, Matt served as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Associated Student Body Senate. Matt also served as President of Phi Delta Theta, and was honored with the Arthur R. Priest award for being the top Phi Delta Theta member in the nation.


Matt was a member of the Intra-Fraternity Council, Lambda Sigma, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and was also a Class Favorite his senior year at Ole Miss.


 Matt has two daughters, Nora Gray and Murphey Deems, and a son, Chancellor Colle. They attend Pinelake Church.

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McKenzie Little PLLC
800 College Hill Road, Unit 5201
P.O. Box 3150
Oxford, MS, 38655


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Sue | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for making our closing so easy!
Matt and Angela made our mortgage closing so easy! We had several issues in the overall buying of our home and this was the one bright spot in the entire process! Thanks to both of you for your assistance. I recommend them to anyone without hesitation!
Posted by Nash | October 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job! Wouldn't go anywhere else
Originally I used Matt for my house closing and he went out of his way to make the process as easy as possible. I was so pleased with his service that I used him to update my will. Thanks Matt.
Posted by Kim | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!! Efficient and organized!
We have utilized Matt several times for property closings, amendments to our wills, and Power of Attorney issues among other legal matters. He and his staff do a great job. They are very organized and efficient. Everything is always handled in a very timely manner.
Posted by David | October 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Matt is friendly, efficient, effective. A great attorney.
I have used Matt for personal real estate transactions and have referred numerous clients to him over the years. I have had great experiences and have always received great feedback from clients. Matt is thorough and efficient. He also makes real estate transactions (large or small) a comfortable experience. He is a great communicator, and has an innate ability to make people feel at ease whether buying their first home or 10th home. I would highly recommend using Matt.
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Posted by Todd | October 3, 2016
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More than A Legal Pro
Matthew helped us look "around the corners" of potential pitfalls and he provided effective insights and options. He is a rare talent of legal knowledge combined with street smarts. We have bought and sold real estate investments throughout the US and Matt was the best Attorney that we have ever worked with. Thanks Matt.
Posted by Brandon | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Matthew's expertise regarding my real estate closing was outstanding. I am an out-of-state client. That said, Matthew's thorough explanations in reference to Mississippi statutes simplified the closing process. Matthew's professionalism, knowledge, and expertise was greatly appreciated.
Posted by Linda | June 18, 2015
Real Estate Closings
Matt has been working with real estate closings in our area and our REALTOR members for several years. All business with him and his firm has been outstanding. I do not know of anyone who has used them previously who would not use and recommend them in the future.
Posted by Julie | June 5, 2014
Closing made easy
Very helpful and friendly at closing when we sold our home. All our paperwork was ready to sign and the entire process took less than 10 minutes. We plan to come back to Mr. McKenzie to handle the closing of our future home when it's built. Overall great guy.
Response from Matthew McKenzie June 15, 2015
Thanks Julie!
Posted by Susan | March 4, 2014
Fantastic Real Estate Attorney
We have used Matt McKenzie for several Real Estate transactions. He has never been hard to contact and has always gone above and beyond to help us understand what was going on. Last year we built a house, and like pretty much every home building transaction, we had to go back for more money, which meant updating the title. Matt was always very prompt and understanding each time we had to get a new opinion. His professionalism is top notch and he and his staff are a true pleasure to work with. Thank you Matt for all you have done for us! We appreciate it more than you will ever know!
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Posted by Bbstx | March 3, 2014
Friendly, professional
Matthew handled the closing of a residential real estate transaction. He made sure we understood every document and every element of the transaction. He was friendly but professional.
Posted by Will | February 28, 2014
Superior Attorney!
Thank you Matt! Really, I should have written earlier as I was your client in September of last year. To those who are researching lawers in the area - GO HERE! If you are looking for a honest trustworthy attorney Matt McKenzie is your Man. Especially when I see all those other faces who really don't care and only interested in the pay. The staff at his firm is very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. Everyone showed the best side of their professional demeanor from their attire to the knowledge of your particular case. Very prompt return calls and communication in general. My only regret is that I wish I had come here much sooner. I definitely recommend his services to all!
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2014
Excellence service, friendly office staff
Mr. McKenzie is an excellent lawyer who provided my wife and I terrific service in a quicker than expected amount of time. He is prompt, professional, and polite.
Posted by Shane | February 27, 2014
In the past several years, Matt has provided extremely prompt and thorough work for me as well as people I've referred to him. Any and all requests have been treated as a priority, and in many cases I do not receive that with other firms. Having been in the banking industry for 10 years, I've worked with many attorneys, and the realm of abilities that Tannehill, Carmean, and McKenzie continues to prove they have should not be passed by when in search of an efficient attorney. I work over 100 miles from Oxford, MS, and I continue to here of positive experiences with Matt and his firm.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Lafayette County Chancery Court
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Hughes & Hitt, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration
  • Bachelors
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Hazell Harrell
  • The proper heirs were located and the estate closed.


  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Mississippi Board of Realtors
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Junior Leadership Lafayette
  • Committe Memeber
  • N/A
  • Leadership Lafayette
  • Graduate
  • N/A
  • LOU Ole Miss Alumni Association
  • Vice-President
  • N/A
  • United Way
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
  • Student Chapter Chairman
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 6th Year in a Row
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2015
  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 5th Year in a Row
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars of the Mid-South
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 4th Year in a Row
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2013
  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 3rd Year in a Row
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2012
  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 2nd Year in a Row
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2011
  • Tier 1 Law Firm
  • U.S. News & World Reports
  • 2011
  • Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford
  • The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)
  • 2010
  • Arthur R. Priest Award
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • 2003
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Mississippi
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer in the Classroom
  • Buying Your First Home
  • 2014
  • Quarterly Meeting
  • Real Estate Closings A-Z
  • 2013
  • UM Law School
  • Current Issues in MS Real Estate Law
  • 2012
  • Luncheon
  • Working With Your Loan Officer
  • 2010
  • Real Estate Update
  • Real Estate Closings
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt exemplifies professionalism and ethical conduct. He is a fine attorney and I would offer him my endorsement without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a responsive, efficient attorney who in my experience has always approached his clients and his work with the right attitude and attention."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Matthew since he first started practicing in Oxford. I have referred numerous clients to him and each and everyone of them have been very satisfied with his services."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a good lawyer and a great guy. Whenever I can't handle something myself I refer it to Matt."
Residential real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.I've worked with Matt and his team on a lot of transactions and they are responsive, competent and efficient"
Real estate Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt and his staff do an excellent job on real estate related matters. Not only do I refer clients to him for this service, I have used him myself."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt McKenzie. Outstanding work ethic, very detail oriented, straight up honest and treats everyone with respect."
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Oxford Residential real estate Lawyer Matthew Scott McKenzie
Matthew Scott McKenzie
Residential real estate Attorney
Oxford, MS
Licensed for 17 years