Mary concentrates her practice in catastrophic injury litigation, construction defect, product liability, professional liability, premises liability, education law, trucking and transportation and other complex litigation. Her civil trial practice includes all phases of litigation including trial and motion practice, discovery, appeals, arbitrations and mediations.  She has tried over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts throughout her 30 plus years career.  Mary is a Certified Litigation Management Professional designated by the Claims & Litigation Management Institute.

Experience Highlights

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Represented commercial defendants in motor vehicle accidents involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death whereby defense verdicts were obtained.

Represented school systems on sexual abuse claims, school shooting, and negligence claims.

Obtained Summary Judgment in Robeson County which was upheld by the NC Court of Appeals involving the dual employer doctrine.

Successfully obtained directed verdict in a slip/fall case involving commercial property.

“I am always a strong advocate for my clients through all phases of litigation…from the very beginning to the very end.”

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Education & Admissions

Campbell University School of Law – JD 1992
UNC at Chapel Hill – BA 1989

North Carolina 1992
US District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Litigation Section

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

  • Women in Law Committee
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Wake County Bar Association

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

North Carolina Council of School Attorneys

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Certified Litigation Management Professional

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

  • Women Litigators Committee Chair 2023-24; Vice Chair 2022-23

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent® Peer Rating
Martindale Hubbell®

Legal Elite
Business North Carolina Magazine
2022-23 editions in Litigation


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Best Lawyers in America®
Listed in Insurance Litigation since 2015
Listed in Personal Injury Litigation Defendants since 2021

Super Lawyers
NC 2022-24 editions, Civil Litigation Defense

Claims & Litigation Management Institute
Certified Litigation Management Professional

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