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Heather MacKenzie JD 


Ms. MacKenzie received her J.D. from Duke Law School and her B.A. in Political Science and French from Duke University. She is the founding member of The MacKenzie Law Firm, an immigration law firm based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Ms. MacKenzie’s interest in immigration law began with her work as an immigration law paralegal in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from 1984-86. In this capacity, she assisted in the representation of clients before the US Consulate including matters such as consular processing, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, and asylum.

Following graduation from Duke Law, Ms. MacKenzie joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia in the corporate and international law practice group. After moving back to North Carolina, Ms. MacKenzie joined Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem. In 1997, Ms. MacKenzie started her own practice exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law. She has successfully represented clients before the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of State (D.O.S.), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

From 2002 to 2005, Ms. MacKenzie was Senior Lecturing Fellow in Immigration Law at Duke University School of Law.


     •     Duke University (B.A., 1983; J.D., 1990)
     •     Admitted to bar, 1990 (Pennsylvania), 1998 (U.S.               Supreme Court) Affiliations
     •     Supreme Court of the United States of America
     •     Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     •     American Immigration Lawyers Association
     •     Sports Law Association
     •     American Bar Association
     •     Forsyth County Bar Association
     •     Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association

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