Mary received her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 1992. While in law school she was a member of The Cumberland Law Review. She attended Auburn University and received her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1989.
Mary’s extensive municipal and public sector experience covers the areas of law that impact governmental entities, public bodies and agencies on a day-to-day basis. She assists in all major corporate activities of her clients including, acquisitions, sales and transfers; contract review and negotiation; environmental and regulatory proceedings; employment and labor relations issues; public bids and procurement issues; and day-to-day advice regarding corporate and board governance.
Mary also has significant experience in employment and labor law, and provides proactive and preventative training and guidance on a number of employment issues and laws including FMLA, ADA, ADEA, HIPAA, and Title VII matters. She also drafts and edits corporate employee handbooks and guidance manuals in these areas. Mary has successfully defended numerous charges and claims before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission as well as in Federal and Appellate courts.
Mary is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating for professional excellence in legal knowledge and ability, communication skills and ethical standards.