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Stuart I. MacKenzie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 with a Bachelor Arts degree in Rhetoric. He received his Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law and began practicing in 1980. He received an LLM in Taxation in 1985 from Golden Gate University. From 1992-1993 he lived in Paris, France where he received his MBA in International Business from EAP. In 2009 he taught a two week class on American law in Eastern Europe.

His associate, Megan Major, is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law and has been exclusively practicing Family law since 2007.

Legal Practice:

In only his third year of practice, Mr. MacKenzie prevailed in a week long trial in Federal Court in San Francisco which was appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals where he appeared for oral arguments. He was subsequently admitted to the United States Supreme Court after barely five years of practice.

Mr. MacKenzie has also had oral arguments before the California Court of Appeals and has had jury trials in State and Federal Courts.

Beginning in the late 1980's, Mr. MacKenzie began focusing his practice on Family Law matters and has been exclusively practicing in this area for the last fifteen years.

Mr. MacKenzie is one of the more experienced attorneys practicing Family Law in Alameda County and has appeared many times before all of its Family Law Courts.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Child Support: 20%
  4. Guardianship: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 10%



Hourly ($285-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Kelly Jean Gamble

    I endorse this lawyer in any area of the law. He has experience in Civil and Family. He is a zealous advocate but never unprofessional. He gets to the bottom line, stays on top of things, and knows how to conduct himself appropriately. If we can't agree, we have a trial--no harm, no foul.


    Kelly Gamble Child custody Attorney
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Contact info

Mackenzie & Associates

22320 Foothill Blvd
Suite 460
Hayward, CA, 94541-2700


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of MacKenzie & Associates1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Alameda County Bar Association, Family Law SectionBoard Member2010 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
ESCP EuropeBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1993
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1986
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - BerkeleyRhetoricBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
A two week class to a law school in Eastern EuropeAmerican Law2009