Executive Director & Founder
MacKenzie is an experienced litigator who believes that everyone should have access to affordable legal help during the most important moments of their lives. MacKenzie is passionate about serving those who don’t have access to an affordable attorney: those in the middle, who work hard everyday but could easily be crippled by a legal setback. Prior to founding Access Justice Houston MacKenzie worked at a Houston consumer law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients from deceptive trade practices and scams.
MacKenzie went to law school at the University of Houston Law Center where he focused on litigation in the Blakely Advocacy Institution. MacKenzie was an active part of UHLC’s Mock Trial team, Moot Court team, and the Advocates. In the Spring of 2017 MacKenzie was one of four students who were chosen to help train the United States Court Guards investigators through a trial demonstration. MacKenzie was recognized for his achievements in trial advocacy by the Houston Bar Association Litigation Section in April of 2017. For his effective use of storytelling and trial strategy, MacKenzie was awarded the 2017 Jim Perdue Sr. Trial Advocacy Award.
Director of Legal Services & Founder
Doug is a criminal defense, immigration, and family law attorney. He is a graduate of University of Houston Law Center and spent his time in law school working in nonprofit criminal defense and immigration work. A Class of 2017 member of Gideon’s Promise, Doug is a zealous and passionate advocate who will do all that he can to protect the rights of those in need.
Doug is also a husband and father of two wonderful children.