Mackenzie Halter (she/her) is an Associate at Medina Orthwein LLP. She is dedicated to serving historically marginalized communities who have been denied meaningful access to the legal system. Mackenzie is especially passionate about fighting corporate power, incarcerated persons’ rights, criminal legal reform, and racial justice. She is presently staffed on the firm’s employment discrimination class actions and prisoners’ rights cases.
Prior to joining Medina Orthwein, Mackenzie was a Legal Fellow with the Debt Collective, where she worked on a campaign to abolish bail bond debt across the state of California. At the same time, Mackenzie worked as a pro bono attorney with the Bail Clinic at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. There, she successfully negotiated the settlement of thousands of dollars in private bail debt for multiple clients. Previously, Mackenzie worked on Title IX, sex discrimination and special education cases.
Mackenzie received her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During law school, Mackenzie worked as a clinical law student with the Immigration Clinic, where she represented undocumented minors in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings. Mackenzie also interned with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay Community Law Center, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. As a law student, Mackenzie served on the Board of the Government and Public Interest Law Students Association and the International Law Society.
In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys hiking, rock-climbing, baking, and tending to her many houseplants.
Mackenzie can be reached at email@example.com.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California