Mary’s primary practice is representing individual and business clients in labor and employment matters and general litigation. Her practice also focuses on protecting the rights of those who are injured through the negligence of others, including automobile accidents, premises liability injuries, as well as medical and nursing home malpractice.
Mary has represented construction clients before the American Arbitration Association (AAA); labor and employment matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC); claims before Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC); unemployment compensation matters, and workplace death and injury matters for her clients before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Mary was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1983. She worked as a research assistant for a neonatologist at Nationwide Columbus Children’s Hospital for several years before attending law school.
Mary graduated with honors from Capital University Law School in Columbus in 1990. She has practiced before numerous Ohio municipal and common pleas courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. Mary is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio), the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
She is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) and serves on its Editorial Board as well as the Ohio State and Dayton Bar Associations. Recently, she served as a mentor to young women lawyers through the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and serves on the OSBA’s Wellness Advisory Board. Mary served as Co-Chair of the Campaign for Equal Justice for Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), served as a Mentor in the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program sponsored by the Ohio Supreme Court, served on the Board of Trustees for the Dayton Bar Association, and has served as a board member for the Downtown Dayton YMCA, and for Epilepsy Association of Western Ohio.