A highly experienced attorney, Mary represents clients ranging from large corporations to local developers and individual homeowners, for all types of development projects. In addition, she represents both landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain proceedings, including quiet title actions, annexation disputes, appellate litigation of the denial of land use approvals, and ad valorem property tax assessment challenges. With decades of experience, she brings analytical skills and wide-ranging knowledge of municipal, state, and federal laws governing land use and works with a network of highly qualified land planners, surveyors, engineers, and property appraisers. Mary is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and the recipient of numerous awards, including being named a Best Lawyer in America for multiple years.

Mary is admitted to The Florida Bar, the Iowa State Bar, and the State of Georgia Bar.

She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, for both her B.A. and J.D. degrees.


  • State of Florida

  • State of Iowa

  • State of Georgia


  • J.D., University of Iowa

    • Law Review: Iowa Law Review, Managing Editor

  • B.A. University of Iowa

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, the Florida Bar

  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Georgia

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association


  • Board of Directors, Timucua Arts Foundation, Inc.; Elder, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2007-2009, Best Lawyers in America

  • 2007-2021, Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers list

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: A