James Franklin McKenzie

James Franklin McKenzie

Male 1948 - 2016  (67 years)

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  • Name James Franklin McKenzie  [1
    Born 3 May 1948  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    College 1970  Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    College 1973  Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Apr 2016 
    Notes 
    • James Franklin McKenzie
      May 3, 1948 - April 8, 2016

      Our beloved husband, father, Pops, friend, and brother passed away on
      April 8, 2016. Jim loved his family dearly, especially the family gatherings, his grandchildren hugs and quality time.

      He loved serving people. Early in his life Jim served as a youth minister and
      he carried on ministry the rest of his life singing and preaching the word of
      God.

      Jim decided to go to law school and graduated first in his class at the
      University of Florida. He was an accomplished trial lawyer who cared
      deeply about his clients. He was recently recognized by the Florida Justice

      Association as the namesake for the "From Day One" Award. During his 42 years of practice, he received numerous awards and recognition, including Florida Super Lawyers Top 100.

      He shared Wednesday and Friday afternoons with a close circle of golfing buddies. After work or play he could always be found in the kitchen
      preparing beautiful entrees paired with the finest wines for those he loved, and had many special requests for his famous BBQ ribs and chicken.

      During his last week of life, Jim was visibly moved by all the people w
      came to see him. His parting words of wisdom were to love one another.

      Jim will be missed by his loving wife of 38 years, Randy Jo; his children, Katy and Alistair; their spouses, Jack and Therese and his 5 grandchildren, Jackson, Julia, Jane, Tori and Summer.

      A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

      The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and caregivers for their dedication over the last year and a half.

      In lieu of flowers, Jim has requested you find some creative way to pay your love forward.

      University of Florida, Levin College of Law.
      University of West Florida, BA, Magnam Cum Laude.
      Jim McKenzie received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of West Florida in 1970. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1973, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Law Review. Mr. McKenzie was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1973. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers now know as The Florida Justice Association. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and has earned the distinction of being Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar. Jim McKenzie's name appears in several editions of Who's Who in American Law as well as Who's Who in the World. He has authored many articles and chapters in legal journals and books, and has served as president of the Easter Seal Society and director of the Five Flags Sertoma Club. In 2006, he was elected by his peers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Florida; voting conducted by Florida Super Lawyers magazine.

      Jim McKenzie is the founder and managing partner of McKenzie & Hall, P.A., a Pensacola, Florida, law firm focusing on plaintiffs' personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, insurance claims, and Social Security Disability claims. Jim received his Bachelor of Arts degree, iMagna Cum Laude/i, from the University of West Florida in 1970. He went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1973, where he served as executive editor of the Law Review. Jim was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year. Over the course of his career, Jim has served on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, which is now known as the Florida Justice Association. Jim has also received numerous professional awards and distinctions, including being board-certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar - an honor only a small percentage of Florida attorneys can claim. Jim McKenzie's name appears in several editions of Who's Who in American Law as well as Who's Who in the World. Jim has authored many articles and chapters for legal publications. He is a past president of the Easter Seals Society and director of the Five Flags Sertoma Club. In 2006, he was elected by his peers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Florida (voting conducted by Florida Super Lawyers magazine).

      bIndustry Groups:/b American Assn For Justice, Florida Justice Assn

      bSelected To
      /b Florida Super Lawyers 2011
      Florida Super Lawyers 2010
      Florida Super Lawyers 2009
      Florida Super Lawyers 2008
      Florida Super Lawyers 2007
      Florida Super Lawyers 2006

      bHonors and Awards:/b
      tabRecipient of Florida Justice Association Crystal Eagle Award
      tabRecipient of the Florida Constitution Award, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
      ?tabRecipient of the Silver Eagle Award, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
      ?tabRecipient of the Outstanding Freshman Award, University of Florida
      ?tabRecipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, University of Florida
      ?tabLeading Florida Attorneys
      ?tabInternational Men of Distinction
      ?tabWho's Who in the World
      ?tabElected by his peers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Florida
      ?tabWho's Who in American Law
      ?tabRecipient of numerous awards from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
      ?tabAwarded for career contributions to the protection of the rights of victims., Crystal Eagle Award, iFlorida Justice Assn/i, 2006

      bSpecial Licenses/Certifications:/b
      tabCertified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar, 1986
      bBar/Professional Activity:/b
      tabMember, President's Club and Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 2001 - 2004
      tabDiplomat, Member, Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
      ?tabMember, 1st Circuit Justice Association
      ?tabMember, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
      ?tabNational Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
      ?tabMember, Executive Committee, Florida Justice Association, 1988 - 1990
      ?tabDiplomat, Member, Board of Directors: Florida Justice Association
      ?tabMember, American Bar Associations, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice Law Sections
      ?tabU.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1995
      ?tabU.S. Supreme Court, 1987
      ?tabU.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
      ?tabU.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
      ?tabU.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1973
      ?tabBoard of Governors, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
      ?tabFlorida, 1973
      bPro bono/Community Service:/b
      tabDirector, Five Flags Sertoma Club
      tabPresident, Easter Seal Society
      bScholarly Lectures and Writings:/b
      tabHurricane Ins. Claims, FJA Workhorse Seminar, 2008
      tabHurricane Ins. Claims, FJA Seminar, 2006
      ?tabThe Changing Law of Insurance Bad Faith in Florida, AFTL, 1995
      ?tabSoft Tissue Injuries, AFTL, 1991
      ?tabDeveloping the Difficult Case: Hammers and Nails, AFTL, 1998
      ?tabAdvanced Trial Advocacy, AFTL, 1998
      ?tabLecturer, Workhouse Seminar, AFTL, 1998
      ?tabFinal Argument, Premises Liability, AFTL, 1997
      ?tabDemonstrative Evidence, AFTL, 2000
      ?tabTrial Strategies in the Medical Malpractice Claim, AFTL, 1999
      ?tabBasic Trial Advocacy, Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, 1981 - 1982
      ?tabIntroduction to Legal System, University of Florida, 1972 - 1973
      ?tabStrict Liability - The Comparative Negligence Defense, Trial Lawyers Section Newsletter, Vol. III, June, 1982
      ?tabPersonal Injury Protection Coverage, Co-Authored, Florida No Fault Insurance Practice, 2nd Edition, 1979
      ?tabEloquence in Opening Statement, Trial Diplomacy Journal, 32, 1987
      ?tabBad Faith and the Unfair Claims Practice Act - Plaintiff's Perspective, Florida Automobile Insurance Law, 1985-2001
      ?tabContraceptive Sterilization: The Doctor, The Patient and the U.S. Constitution, University of Florida Law Review, 327, 1973
      ?tabLandlord's Lament: New Tenant Remedies in Florida, University of Florida Law Review, 769, 1972
      ?tabAuthored the chapter on bad faith issues for the Florida Bar practice series on Florida Automobile Ins Law since its inception., Author, Unfair Claims Practices and Bad Faith- Plaintiff's Perspective, iFlorida Bar Assn/i, 1988

      bBiographical Details

      Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif; Omicron Delta Kappa. Listed in: Marquis Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in the World; Men of Distinction; Leading Florida Attorneys; Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, 2006. Recipient: American Juri... More
      Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Order of the Coif; Omicron Delta Kappa. Listed in: Marquis Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in the World; Men of Distinction; Leading Florida Attorneys; Florida Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, 2006. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award; Outstanding Freshman; Book Awards in Property; Florida Constitutional Law; Jurisprudence. Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1973. Author: "Landlord's Lament: New Tenant Remedies in Florida," 24 University of Florida Law Review 769, 1972; "Contraceptive Sterilization: The Doctor, The Patient and the U.S. Constitution," 25 University of Florida Law Review 327, 1973; "Bad Faith and the Unfair Claims Practices Act - Plaintiff's Perspective," Florida Automobile Insurance Law, 1995-2003; "Eloquence in Opening Statement," 10 Trial Diplomacy Journal 32, 1987. Co-Author: "Personal Injury Protection Coverage," 2nd Edition, Florida No Fault Insurance Practice, 1979; "Strict Liability - The Comparative Negligence Defense," 8 Trial Lawyers Section Newsletter, Vol. III, June, 1982. Instructor; Introduction to Legal System, University of Florida, 1972-1973; Basic Trial Advocacy, Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section, 1981-1982. ; Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar. (Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) Less
      /b
    Person ID I28786  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2012 

    Father Frank Lonnie McKenzie,   b. 26 May 1916, Wainwright, Monroe, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1996, Montrose, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Katherine Crow,   b. 28 Aug 1925, Paris, Lamar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1988, Bon Secour, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 15 Jul 1945  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F09713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Barbara Ann Story,   b. Private 
    Married Private  [1
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F11856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Deborah Dee Sawyer,   b. Private 
    Married Private  [1
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F11857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Randy Jo Jones,   b. Private 
    Married Private  [1
    Children 
     1. Katherine McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
     2. James Alistair McKenzie,   b. Private  [private]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F11538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of Alabama McKenzies
    Photo of Alabama McKenzies
    (L-R): Gene, Frank, Muriel and James McKenzie

  • Sources 
    1. [S010180] James F, McKenzie is my brother.
      QUAY 3

    2. [S003178] .
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data -
    3. Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Alabama Marriage Index, 1936-1969. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama.
    4. Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.
    5. Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken fromcounty courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
    6. Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920..


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