Attorney Martin J. McKenzie

 

Attorney Martin J. McKenzie

CONTACT

910 W. Van Buren St.
Suite 503
Chicago, IL 60607

312-322-0955
mjmckenzie@dregerlaw.com

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois

OTHER COURT ADMISSIONS

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

EDUCATION

B. A. Illinois State University, 1984

J. D. Loyola University School of Law, 1996

Technology, business and legal knowledge give Martin McKenzie an edge in serving the legal needs of DregerLaw clients. Having begun his career by applying the collaborative capability of computer networks to solve business problems, Mr. McKenzie pioneered the use of computer networks at several of Chicago’s largest law firms. Empowered by this experience, Mr. McKenzie is able to advise DregerLaw clients about safeguarding their valuable intellectual property, implementing appropriate use policies, and mitigating litigation risks with respect to electronically stored information in their business.
Based on his specific legal and technical knowledge, Mr. McKenzie was the first lawyer hired by the Lexis-Nexis Technology Consulting Group. In that role, he served as a legal technology consultant to Fortune 1000 corporations, many of the largest law firms in the United States, and more than half of the nation’s law schools. He has also served as a consultant in civil RICO litigation in Illinois and federal courts.

In addition to the technology aspect of his practice, Mr. McKenzie also focuses on commercial and professional liability litigation, intellectual property, corporate, and employment law. For his intellectual property clients, he employs a pro-active approach to litigation avoidance concerning trademark prosecution and litigation. His employment practice includes the defense of policies and procedures including handbooks, employment agreements and non-compete agreements.

Mr. McKenzie is a frequent lecturer on the use of computers in business and professional service firms. His topics include acceptable use policies, e-discovery and litigation risk management.

Mr. McKenzie is a member of the ABA Advisory Board and has served on the Section of Litigation’s Electronic Discovery Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of Illinois State University’s Foreign Language Department and was previously an Illinois licensed soccer referee and youth coach.