MAITLAND, Fla. — Jacksonville attorney Dominic C. “Donny” MacKenzie took office July 1 as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
“I am honored to take on the role that was meant for Julio Jaramillo were it not for his untimely passing in January, and I dedicate my year as president to him,” MacKenzie said. “I intend to continue guiding the Foundation along the path of positive change forged by past Foundation leaders and look forward to continuing to work with the leadership of The Florida Bar, the Florida Supreme Court and countless others engaged in our efforts to usher in a new era for the legal profession, for access to justice, and for pro bono efforts in Florida.”
MacKenzie, a member of the litigation department at Holland & Knight, specializes in the areas of medical and professional malpractice defense, health-care litigation, product liability, construction litigation and personal injury. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.
A Foundation director since 2007, MacKenzie has served on the legal assistance for the poor/ law student assistance, Interest on Trust Account (IOTA) operations, development and executive committees.
He is a member of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice and has served on many state and local bar committees, including Florida Bar committees on the rules of civil procedure, rules of judicial administration, rules of evidence and pro bono legal services. He has also served on the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Guardianship Committee. He is a past president of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
MacKenzie, a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the Foundation’s Gold Society for lifetime giving, began his term July 1.