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Mike McKenzie


Michael McKenzie has nearly 40 years of civil litigation experience, and he tried more than 30 "arson" cases between 1978 and 1998. Since the shift in fire science in the 1990s, Mr. McKenzie has been at the forefront of raising awareness about the junk science that leads to wrongful arson convictions. He continues to work on finding and helping people who were wrongfully convicted of arson. He was part of the team that exonerated Weldon Wayne Carr of Georgia in a groundbreaking case in 1997. He has assisted the Michigan Innocence Clinic on numerous arson cases, including three exonerations between 2012 and 2015.