Gerald McKenzie

Gerald McKenzie

Of Counsel
Sole Practitioner
Pensacola, Florida

Attorney Gerald McKenzie has over 40 years of legal and business experience. Most of his experience involves claims against insurance companies. Mr. McKenzie has represented thousands of clients with insurance claims. With an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, he has been an executive in the health care industry, finance management, residential and commercial construction, and product manufacturing. Mr. McKenzie has served as a Director or Trustee on various Bank Boards, Chamber of Commerce Boards, and Education Institution Boards.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Disaster Claims
  • 20% Personal Injury
  • 10% Auto Accidents
  • 10% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 55% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1995


  • Delaware Law School, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D.
    • Major: Law
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics
  • Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
    • M.B.A.
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Panama City Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney Office, Florida 1st Judicial District, Prosecutor, 1992 - 1996
  • Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon, Associate, 1996 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • CEO, Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Foundation Inc.
  • Past Chairman, Pensacola Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Past Member, Hancock Bank Advisory Board
  • Past Member, Regions Bank Advisory Board
  • Past Member, Sunshine Bank Advisory Board
  • Past Member, First Union Bank Advisory Board
  • Founding Member, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Legal Counsel, Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce


  • English