His three-year term begins July 1. MacKenzie is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation.
MacKenzie was born in Jacksonville on July 2, 1963, and received his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He also received his juris doctor in 1987 from the Florida State University College of Law. He is a partner with Holland and Knight.
MacKenzie has served on many state and local bar committees, including The Florida Bar’s Rules of Civil Procedure; Rules of Judicial Administration; Rules of Evidence; the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Professionalism; and the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Guardianship Committee.
In his application for The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors, MacKenzie notes his commitment to pro bono and community service: “In addition to striving to secure equal justice for all, we as lawyers have a moral duty and solemn responsibility to try to make our communities better using our advocacy, communication, and litigation skills as necessary.”
– Fort Myers attorney John A. Noland will begin serving his term as treasurer of the board of directors of the Orlando-based Florida Bar Foundation July 1. Noland is a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation, and has served on its Board of Directors since 2001.
Noland earned his juris doctor from Memphis State University after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. For more than 30 years, he has been at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., where he specializes in commercial litigation and serves as general counsel to several of the firm’s corporate clients.
Since 1992, Noland has served pro bono as the attorney for Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, and has been an attorney for the Children’s Home Society. He served on the board of directors of the American Red Cross, has been a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army and is secretary of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Inc. Within the 20th Judicial Circuit, Noland served on the Executive committee and as president of the Calusa Inn of Court. In addition, Noland is a past member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors during which he served as board liaison to the General Practice Section and Real Estate Certification committee.
Noland served as a member of The Joint Florida Bar/Florida Bar Foundation Commission on Delivery of Legal Services to the Indigent in Florida. He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. In 2003, he was selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers In America” listing. He is currently chairman of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Speakers Committee, and a former member of The Florida Bar Special Advertising Task Force. Noland is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and is a past president of the Calusa Chapter of the America Inns of Court.
Noland is active in civic and community organizations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the American Red Cross, a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers where he currently serves as Vice President. He has been chairman of the board of trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Myers and is currently chairman of the Church Council. Noland also serves as Chairman of Lee Memorial Health Systems' Lee Healthcare Resources Board and its subsidiaries. He also serves on the Board of several clients of his firm.
Noland is admitted to practice in all State courts in Florida; United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; United States Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits; Supreme Court of the United States.
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system, public service fellowships for law students, and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals. For more information, please call Jane Elizabeth Curran.