Attorneys

We are a two-attorney law firm committed to serving the needs of our clients in a friendly, supportive, and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys, Lynn Barrett and Andrew Mackenzie, have the knowledge and experience to ensure that you get the most appropriate and beneficial legal advice in your time of need.

Lynn Barrett

In her 25 years of experience as a family court lawyer, Lynn has seen how protracted litigation can hurt families and children – both emotionally and financially.  She always strives to reach a fair settlement without litigation. However, Lynn is not afraid to argue in court on behalf of her clients when a settlement is not possible. She is keenly aware of children’s need for security and stability throughout the litigation process and seeks to ensure that children's best interests are protected during the case.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Family Law - Custody, Alimony and Child Support, Property Division, Appeals, Separation Agreements

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Family Law Mediator, 2000

ADMITTED

South Carolina, 1994

LAW SCHOOL

Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1994

COLLEGE

University of Mississippi, English B.A., 1991

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Guardian Ad Litem, Greenville Bar Association, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Allison v. Eudy, 330 S.C. 427, 499 S.E.2d 227 (Ct.App.1998); South Carolina Dept. of Social Services v. Beeks et.al., 325 S.C. 243, 481 S.E.2d 703 (1996); Gilfillin v. Gilfillin, 334 S.C. 213, 512 S.E.2d 534 (Ct.App.1999) and Gilfillin v. Gilfillin, 344 S.C. 407, 544 S.E.2d 829 (2001); Smith v. Smith, 486 S.E.2d 516, 327 S.C. 448 (Ct.App1997); Clark v. Clark, 423 S.C. 596, 815 S.E.2d 772 (Ct.App.2018); Klein v. Barrett, 427 S.C. 74, 828 S.E.2d 773 (Ct.App.2019)

Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew has decades of experience in criminal, family, and personal injury law. As a State Court Prosecutor with the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Greenville, SC, he prosecuted violent crime cases involving murder, manslaughter, arson, armed robbery, and burglary. In 1996, he was asked to be a contributing author for Handling Traffic Cases in South Carolina, a manual used by other lawyers confronted with traffic-related criminal law cases. Between 1994 and 1996, Andrew worked as a Special Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting firearms offenses in Federal Court. Now that Andrew is in private practice, he brings a wealth of experience to each of the cases he defends.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Law, Personal Injury, and Family Law

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified as Lead Counsel for Death Penalty Defense; Fourth Circuit CJA Appellate Panel

ADMITTED

South Carolina, 1993; United States District Court, 1994; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998

 

LAW SCHOOL

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1993

COLLEGE

Washington & Lee University, American History B.A, 1989

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President)

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

United States v Williams, 632 F.3d 129 (4th Cir. 2011), U.S. v Lopez, 219 F.3d 343 (4th Cir. 2000), U.S. v Williams, 326 F.3d 535 (4th Cir. 2003), United States v McMillan, 2020 WL 2494412 (unpublished)

Our Staff

We are grateful for our incredible staff members, who work tirelessly to make sure our clients have the best experience possible.

PARALEGAL

Rose Stepp

PARALEGAL

Christina Steadman

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