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Meet Maria

I am happy to help you with any legal or mediation needs you may have.  Mediation is a proven successful alternative to court room suits, which can save individuals a significant amount of time and money. I encourage you to reach out to find a solution.

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Maria has been a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars since 2004, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.  Maria has participated in Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and mentored Stetson Law students throughout her time as an attorney.  


A financial and real estate background made a natural transition for Maria to begin her career in mortgage banking and regulatory compliance.  Maria held general counsel positions for both Mortgage Banking Systems and Macquarie Mortgages USA, Inc..  She also was an associate at Lotstein Buckman, LLP in Washington D.C.  Maria has worked for brokers and business to provide loan audits, contract review and land use-planning comprehension.  Most recently, Maria became a licensed realtor in 2018.


Maria received her JD/MBA, cum laude, from Stetson University College of law and graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a B. S. degree in Finance.


Maria is a qualified attorney with a wide range of knowledge and experience.  Prior to becoming a mediator, Maria participated in mediations as a client and attorney for many years.  Her calm approach and ability to read the needs and concerns of the individual parties make her style agreeable to the potential for a resolution.  


Maria has experience in a variety of mediations involving an array of areas, including, but not limited to the following issues:

  • Breach of Contract and Contractual Disputes

  • Loan/Mortgage Liability

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Automobile Liability

  • Property Disputes

  • Personal Injury

  • Trust and Estates 

  • Land Use Planning

  • Construction Disputes 


Mediations are billed hourly. There are many options depending on the complexity of your matter. Mediations are billed in mini-session, half-day, and full-day sessions.

Mini-session mediations are reserved for a 2-hour minimum, while half-day mediations are reserved for a three-hour minimum and a six-hour minimum for full-day mediations. Mediation Services are billed as follows and rounded up to the nearest half-hour. 

​Prices are per party:

  • 2 party mediations: $225 per hour

  • 3 party mediations: $175 per hour

  • 4 or more party mediations: $150 per hour


I'm always looking forward to helping new clients!

Let's connect because mediation is an exciting opportunity for dispute resolution


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