Therese loves to help people. The most rewarding part of her practice is a satisfied client. As a lawyer, Therese has a compassionate and friendly approach with her clients. She also works tirelessly to get the best results for her clients through her competitive spirit – she loves to win.
Therese was born and raised in Sweden. At the age of 16, she moved with her family to Boca Raton, FL, where she graduated from Boca Raton High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Trade from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005.
As a daughter of an attorney, Therese grew up with a desire to practice law. She pursued a law degree and graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University College of Law, Miami, in 2011. She was ranked 10th out of more than 140 students. During law school, she was a member of the Board of Advocacy and competed in several moot court competitions all over the country. She earned awards for her writing and oral argument skills.
After graduating law school in 2011, Therese worked at an insurance defense firm in Miami with a focus on civil and appellate litigation of insurance coverage disputes and commercial litigation. She obtained extensive experience with first party property litigation (homeowner’s insurance claims), working for some of the largest insurers in the county. This has proven to be extremely helpful in part of her current law practice, representing homeowners.
Therese met her husband, Alistair, a Pensacola native, during law school. She moved to Pensacola, FL in 2014, and joined McKenzie Law Firm. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of family law, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury.
Therese is particularly passionate about her family law practice and clients. She can relate to them having had personal experiences with Florida’s family law system.
Therese handles cases in State and Federal court. She is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts and the Northern District of Florida’s federal district court. She has also has been admitted to and argued before Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.
She is the proud mother of two young daughters. When she is not in the office practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her family and long-distance running. Therese is also a volunteer and pro bono attorney for the Guardian ad Litem program.