Mary has been a family law paralegal since 1985. She went to Saint Mary’s College in Southern Maryland in 1972. After many moves while married to a United States Marine officer, she began her legal career in Oakland, California in 1980. In 1985, she moved to Virginia and began working as a family law paralegal for a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated firm, under an attorney who is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She worked there for 20 years before coming toWasser, Cooperman & Mandles in January 2004. In 2004, she completed the paralegal studies program at Kaplan University. She recently completed 3 years of law school studies at Abraham Lincoln School of Law in Los Angeles.