Mackenzie L. Clements is a founding partner of Bowen, Shah, Clements & Michev. Specializing in criminal defense, Ms. Clements has tried hundreds of bench and jury trials for a variety of charges, ranging from reckless driving to murder. She also has successfully litigated numerous motions to suppress and dismiss based on various constitutional grounds.
Ms. Clements is a native of Chesterfield County and a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Rutgers University School of Law. After being admitted to practice in Virginia and New Jersey in 2006, Ms. Clements served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Page in the Superior Court of Camden, New Jersey.
She began her legal career with the City of Richmond Office of the Public Defender, where she advanced to Deputy Public Defender. In addition to supervising new attorneys, Ms. Clements was also responsible for a wide variety of criminal cases that included traffic matters, drug offenses, property crimes, and juvenile and family matters. In 2016, she left that office to join the law firm of Bowen, Champlin & Foreman.
Ms. Clements prides herself on building quality relationships with clients and always strives to achieve positive results. She is well-regarded by both her colleagues and opposing counsel and is known as a passionate advocate for her clients.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Greater Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Past President
- Richmond Bar Association
- John Marshall Inn of Court
- Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
- Bench Bar Conference, Planning Committee, 2013-2015