Attorney Profile

Dana McKenzie

Dana McKenzie

Cheney-Hatcher & McKenzie Dispute Resolution Center
14800 Galaxie Avenue, Suite 301
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Apple Valley

Minnesota (MN)

Contact Contact Dana McKenzie
T: 952-314-1814
F: 952-392-3654

Visit: www.cheneyhatcherlaw.com
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%), Family Law (20%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Family Law

Profile

Dana McKenzie is a shareholder of Cheney-Hatcher & McKenzie. In addition to her mediation and collaborative law practice, she serves as a financial and social early neutral evaluator, parenting consultant, and custody evaluator. She has an extensive background in child support, having served as the Manager of Policy and Planning for the MDHS Child Support Enforcement Division, on the Board of Directors for the National Child Support Enforcement Association, on numerous state and federal workgroups related to child support, and as the co-chair of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Subcommittee of the Minnesota Uniform Parentage Act Task Force. She is a frequent CLE and keynote speaker and writes a weekly appellate case law summary read by 700 family law professionals.

Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014

Historical data is only available from 2003

About Dana McKenzie

Admitted: 1989, Minnesota

Honors and Awards:

  • State of Minnesota Achievement Award, 1999
  • State of Minnesota Achievement Award, 1998
  • Terry Thomas Memorial Trial Practice Achievement Award, 1989
  • Callaghan Book Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 1989
  • The Order of Barristers (Inducted 1989)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Minnesota
  • American Association for Justice Student Advocacy Competitions (2nd Place) University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Dean's List, University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Ranked in the Top Third of the Graduating Class, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, National Child Support Enforcement Association
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member, First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ms. McKenzie serves as the co-chair of the Dakota and Ramsey County Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Committee and serves as a Financial and Social Early Neutral Evaluator in Ramsey, Dakota and Washington Counties. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Plenary Speaker, Family Law Institute, 2011
  • Plenary Speaker and CLE Presenter, Family Law Institute, 2010
  • CLE Presenter, Dakota County Family Law Bar, 2009
  • CLE Presenter, Dakota County Family Law Bar, 2008
  • CLE Presenter, Ramsey County Bar Association, 2007
  • Program Chairperson, National Child Support Enforcement Association mid-year conference, Washington DC, 2003
  • Plenary Speaker, National Child Support Enforcement Association mid-year conference, Washington, DC, 2002
  • Presenter, National Child Sport Enforcement Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2002
  • CLE Presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Institute, St. Paul, MN, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker, Carlton county Head Start/Child Care/Child Support conference, Carlton, MN, 2001
  • CLE Presenter: National Child Support Enforcement Association annual conference, New York, NY, 2001
  • Keynote Speaker and CLE Presenter, National Child Support Enforcement Association regional conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2001
  • "Children of the Year" The Times for Fathers and Families November, 2001
  • CLE Presenter, Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, 2000
  • CLE Presenter, National Child Support Enforcement Association annual conference, San Diego, CA, 2000
  • CLE Presenter, National Child Support Enforcement Association Annual Conference, 1999
  • CLE Presenter, United State Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Child Support Enforcement ninth national training conference, Washington, DC, 1999
  • "Children of the Law(yers)" Family Law Forum, July, 1999
  • CLE Presenter: National Child Support Enforcement Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 1998
  • CLE Course Co-Chair and Presenter, Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics CLE on Family Law, Minneapolis, MN, 1998
  • CLE Presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE on Child Support, Minneapolis, MN, 1997
  • "A complete History of Medical Child Support - Slightly Abridged!" Delaware Lawyer, summer 2002. (Co-Authored with Susan F. Paikin, Esq.)
  • "Paternity Issues and Trends" Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook
  • Frequent CLE and Keynote Speaker and writes a weekly Family Law Appellate case law summary read by over 500 Minnesota Family Law Professionals
  • Co-Author of the Chapter "Paternity Issues and Trends" of the Minnesota Custody and Child Support Deskbook

Educational Background:

  • Northern Michigan University. B.S. Dean's List, National Merit Scholar, Major: Political Science, Minor: Business Administration, 1985
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