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Thomas Wayne McKenzie

Family Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 15 years
    Texas - TX 42 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drug Related Offenses,

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

  4. Family
    20%
    Divorce and Separation, Child Support, Child Custody, Adoption, Child Protective Services, Juvenile

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Personal injury
    20%
    Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Work Related Injuries, Serious Personal Injury

    30 years, 1,500 cases

The Fort Worth law office of Tom McKenzie, P.C. maintains a nationwide practice handling wrongful death and injury cases, criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. With over 22 years of legal experience, Tom has the resources, expertise, and commitment that it takes to achieve results in today’s complex legal climate.  Tom is well-known in the Dallas-Fort Worth legal community for his tireless dedication to his clients and for handling every case as if it were his own.

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Photos and videos

Tom being interviewed by various stations on toddlers being abandoned by Mother on busy Roadway.
Adoptive Mom accuses CPS of Abusing and Neglecting Child in Foster Care by not giving appropriate psychiatric care.
Randy and Tom being interviewed regarding CPS placing child with convicted sex offender.

Location

Law Office of Thomas W. McKenzie
6077 Aimsley Court #1021
Suite 1021
Fort Worth, TX, 76137

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Reviews

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Posted by Cache | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision ever
Tom is an amazing attorney! He definitely turned things around for me and my family. I admire the knowledge and effort put into my case. I will absolutely be using him again very soon!
Posted by Renee | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Family AND Criminal Attoney
Mr. McKenzie has represented me in both family and criminal court. In both cases, Mr. McKenzie was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and available to me when I needed him most. He was the advocate I needed to protect my rights and my family. I'll never forget the judge in my family court case, while on the bench during court, stating that Mr. McKenzie was on of the best in Tarrant county. I couldn't agree more and I'm so thankful I chose him to represent me during those difficult times. I highly recommend Mr. McKenzie.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 14, 2017
Renee, I really appreciate the kind review. Hope everything is going well for you and the kids. Drop by and visit at the office when you have some free time.
Posted by Jerry | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have him for consulting and representing me in Divorce and unrelated Financial matters
Mr. Thomas Mckenzie, has been a blessing to have as my lawyer and consultant. He is very patient in getting a full understanding of his client's concerns, expectations and needs. He is directly pro active in all aspects of his clients file. Someone I trust. I am all about my family and I was able to have joint custody of my children. Currently Mr Mckenzie is now consulting & working with me on some financial matters unrelated to my previous case and he is already making a difference.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 14, 2017
Jerry: Thanks for your nice comments. I really appreciate them, Hope you and the kids are doing well and your move is going well. When you get settled drop me a e-mail so I have your new contact information.
Posted by Starr | October 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Single Mother Family Complex Dishearten Case
I hired Thomas after me and my children being let down from a few other attorneys that did not want to go the extra mile to ask for justice and a fair trial without hurting their other cases. Thomas has been a blessing to my 3 children and I. Within 20 minutes of a consultation, he knew how to handle the 5 year case and saw the injustice. We couldn't have ask for a better soldier to lead us. My children are settled and happy. Thank you for all you have done....SK
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 14, 2017
Starr; I send you a reply previously thanking you for your kind words. If you get two thank you e-mail back don't worry, my computer skills are about the same. lol. Just wanted to thank you again. Hey, send me a e-mail or something when you get a chance! Hope the new job is going well and those children of your are doing well in school.
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Posted by DeWayne | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Have known Mr. McKenzie for over 10 years and he has always carried himself professionally and ethically. He ALWAYS has time for his clients, no matter home small or large the issue may be. Tom's advocacy for the children of Texas is surpassed by no one. He truly has a passion and dedication to insuring children and their families are treated fairly and equitably in the court, for that he should be commended as too often attorneys give little effort in family court, but not Tom. He has also represented myself and my wife in legal issues and as expected, the results were very positive as Tom worked diligently to insure a positive outcome. Tom tells it like it is, pulls no punches and fights doggedly for his clients. He has always been, and always will be, the first call I make should I need an attorney. Keep up the good work Mr. McKenzie.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 14, 2017
Dewayne: I just noticed I overlooked sending you a note for your review on Avvo. My bad, hey send me and e-mail, text or call and update me on your family and the latest. Hope this find you and yours having a fantastic 2017.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dr. G
Hire Mr. Mckenzie for legal matters throughout the years.Always professional . Excellent results Easy to get in contact and RETURNS calls. Recommend highly
Response from Thomas McKenzie October 29, 2015
Dr. G. Thanks for the nice review. Good to hear from you. Tom
Posted by April Rose | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fort Worth's Finest
Recently, my two ex’s simultaneously initiated custody battles that were relentless, emotionally charged, and entangling within the complex nature of the family court system. For the first time, I found myself frightened and helpless in the face of serious mounting legal issues, which were compounded by extreme humiliation, as each was founded on false allegations of child abuse. When it was time to hire an attorney, I called several. Most were practical and dispassionate, even vilifying me on the basis of my ex’s affidavit. Mr. Mckenzie, however, was not only passionate about my case and respectful, he was livid about what my ex was trying to pull. I think he might have even been angrier than I was. I hired him the next day. While handling my case, he maintained that fervor while deflecting and rejecting all of the nonsense my ex attempted to present during a 4 day long trial. Tom skillfully dismantled CPS investigators, witnesses, and my ex’s testimony in a manner that in turn benefited me. He defended against false allegations with more than a “he said, she said” battle in court, but by crafting a strategy personalized to my unique situation entailing of discovery, the gathering of witnesses and preparation for hearings. More importantly, his representation went beyond defending me; he fought to help me regain a sense of control and empowerment in a decade long relationship in which I grew passive and fearful to stand up for myself. He was, in a word, my advocate. The dynamics of my case, were highly personal for him. Eventually, my ex realized that he wasn’t going to let him get anything past me and we were able to come to an amicable settlement. I can’t recommend Thomas enough. This attorney recognizes the importance of your children and puts them first in the legal process while guiding you with honesty and personalized attention. He has his client’s best interest at heart and the skillset to win.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie April 7, 2018
April; Sorry about delay, I just noticed that I had not thanked you for your review on this site. Hope this e-mail finds you well and having a great 2017. When you get back to Texas let me know and we can finish up that last little matter I was consulting you on. If you haven't resolved it yet. You are important to me ;-)
Posted by Lori | October 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best decision I ever made was to hire Thomas McKenzie
I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about my experience with Thomas McKenzie. He is a brilliant lawyer. He has an extensive knowledge of the legal system and I never once doubted his judgment or insight as he worked tirelessly to make sure my case was taken care of. Having never stepped into a courtroom myself, it was absolutely critical for me to have an experienced, trusted attorney. From the moment I spoke with Mr. McKenzie on the phone, he worked around the clock to make sure all things that needed to be taken care of where taken care of. He was extremely thorough and got the job done. I never once questioned his expertise. I was involved in a case where I was trying to get paternal rights terminated so I could adopt the children. CPS was involved in the case as well as an ad litem. I cannot express how wonderful it felt to have someone representing my cause that was experienced, articulate, with a vast knowledge of family law and the workings of CPS. Without a doubt, Thomas McKenzie is the reason I now have a happy family, complete with three wonderful children. I knew he was reliable and well-equipped to handle such a tough case from the moment I first spoke with him. Even though I'm sure he was handling many cases, he always made our family feel like we were his only clients and that our case was important - that kind of service is extremely hard to find. I feel very blessed that Thomas McKenzie came highly recommended to me, and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 21, 2015
Lori: That was very kind of you to write that kind review. I hope this finds you and the boys and your mom and dad doing well and enjoying life. Tom
Posted by Lenora | October 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Love Love Love !
Tom has helped with my son's adoption and an extremely stressful business situation, as well! Cannot say enough good things about him. Not only in dealing with my legal needs, but keeping me calm as well (which is a big deal as I'm a huge stress ball! ). I have consulted with him on multiple situations, and have always been very happy. Love that he does not just tell me what I want to hear, but what I need to hear. Definitely cares about his clients. I have sent him many referrals as well for friends that are navigating the Foster Care adoption world.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 21, 2015
Lenora: Thank you for the generous review. Look forward to talking to you in the future and keep me updated on that Kansas Case. Tom
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helping a Single Dad
Tom went above and beyond helping me with all the many times I had to appear in court for me and my kids. When my money ran out he still continued to help me and my kids. Tom is a very professional yet aggressive when he needs to be. I would highly recommend him, and have recommended him, to many people, all saying he did a really good job for them. You will feel lucky to have Tom on your side.
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Response from Thomas McKenzie October 21, 2015
Vernon: Thanks for your nice review. I will be getting back with you soon on your current case. Tom
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas W. McKenzie
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • McKenzie, Schatz, & Milks PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Managing Parter
  • Turner & McKenzie P.C.
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas W. McKenzie
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Shapiro & McKenzie P.C.
  • 1994 - 2004
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Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Meghan Lewis, Relator
  • Writ Granted
  • State v. Page
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Smith
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tarrant County Family Law Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association Warren E. Burger Society
  • Charter Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1994 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - 2015
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Texas State Bar Standing Committee on Abused and Neglected Children
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2003
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Safe Haven - Women's Shelter
  • Past President
  • 1998 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Attorney Ad Litem of the Year
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • 2001
  • Law Review
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Fort Worth Star Telegram - 12/05/2010
  • National Adoption Day is a Court Brimming with Joy
  • 2010
  • The Legal Advocator
  • Multiple DWI's and Conditions of Bond
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Protective Services Training Institute
  • Cross Examination Techniques in a CPS or APS Case
  • 2009
  • Guest Speaker
  • Criminal and Juvenile Law in Texas a Comparison
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (22)
Endorse Thomas
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. good guy good lawyer"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a great lawyer. Top notch."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His experience shows."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. McKenzie's reputation in the legal community for over twenty years. He commitment to his clients is unquestionable. He is a highly skilled trial attorney with many success stories. His representation proceeds him regardless of what courtroom he walks into. Without reservation, I endorse Mr. McKenzie for anyone seeking a trial attorney in the State of Texas."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have know Tom since my early days in the District Attorney's Office where he would represent clients that I was prosecuting. Tom has since gone on to excel in both family and personal injury law. I learned early on that Tom cared personally about his clients and he would do everything he could to get the best result for his client. When someone chooses to hire Tom, they can rest assured that he understands they have entrusted themselves to him and his ability to properly represent his clients. I highly endorse Tom Mckenzie."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as he is top notch. He is innovative and very effective in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a fellow attorney. He has been in this business for many years and is highly respected among colleagues. A man of great character. I would hire him to handle my personal case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a great lawyer and well respected in the family courts. He does a great job for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I find Mr. McKenzie to always be a formidable opponent on a case. He is able to zealously advocate for his clients while maintaining a professional demeanor."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have opposed Tom on many occasions and we have worked side by side on cases as well. He his brilliant, passionate and produces successful results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Family member
"Tom is my brother and a great lawyer. We have tried two cases together. In Oklahoma a Murder in the First Degree case and in Texas a domestic assault case. Both cases resulted in acquittals. He works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom did an amazing job getting his client acquited by a jury in a felony trial in Tarrant County. He is an outstanding criminal defense and family law attorney."
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