Adjunct Professor of Law
J.D., cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
Carol MacKenzie took office as a Judge of the New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County in 2006, after nine years as a Suffolk District Court, Family Court and Acting County Court Judge. She began her career in labor relations in government and was a labor consultant with the firm of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates Inc. before attending law school. She is a cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She was associated with the firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in Manhattan before coming to Long Island to practice. Before she was appointed to the Suffolk District Court in January 1998, Judge MacKenzie had been a partner in the firm of Pearl & MacKenzie, P.C. since 1991. The firm, now known as Pearl & Associates, practices labor and employment law on behalf of employers. Judge MacKenzie is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association (Member, Ethics Committee); the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association (Director) and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of NY. She is a member of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Admission Board, was a lecturer at St. John’s University School of Law and an adjunct professor of business law at Long Island University. Judge MacKenzie was named Touro’s “Adjunct Professor of the Year” in 2002, and was honored as “Judge of the Year” in 2004 by the Suffolk County Criminal Bar Association. has made numerous television and radio appearances on labor and employment subjects, including Who’s Talking America, Cable TV News and Channel 12’s Eye on Careers.