In addition to my family law, business law and medical malpractice work, I regularly provide legal consultation and trial preparation for other attorneys. Whether my client is a legal professional, a business, or an individual, my goal is the same: do all I can to achieve the best possible result, and make each contact with my client an opportunity to demonstrate my respect for them, and my appreciation for the trust and faith they put in me. I strive to balance efficency with patience and detail so I can help my clients understand what can be done, what may be done, and/or what must be done to protect their legal rights and achieve their objective within their budget. It is also extremely important to me that I counsel each of my clients on litigation and legal "crisis" avoidance! Many, many legal disputes can be can be avoided entirely with proper attention to drafting and documentation, and those that cannot are often possible to resolve with negotiation, creative thinking, ADR and/or some combination thereof--all solutions less costly than litigation. Besides legal training, I believe a good lawyer's toolbox should include large quantities of empathy, enthusiasm and perseverance, mine certainly does...
The best compliment I can receive from a client is a referral to a friend or a family member--there's no greater validation that my efforts on behalf of my clients are worthwhile and meaningful. To those who have made such referrals, thank you again!
Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, Polish, Urdu, Punjabi
Licensed since 2000
Hourly ($375-425/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I enthusiastically endorse Ms. Brown for her insightful contributions to the AVVO community. Her responses and posts demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and a real concern for the well-being and legal needs of those making inquiries. Her advocacy and wisdom bode well for her clients and I would not hesitate to refer a client to Ms. Brown should the need arise.
Brian Wayson Social Security Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've had the pleasure of conferring with Attorney Brown on an interesting legal matter and I found her to be bright, well versed in family law and committed to obtaining the absolute best outcome for her clients. Her willingness to go above and beyond in her efforts to assist a client impressed me and I endorse her with pleasure.
Rebekah Main Divorce & Separation Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Part 36 Certification Article 81 Fiduciary||Office Court Administration||2013|
|Certifiction Article 81 Fiduciary||Office Court Administration||2012|
|Certifiction Article 81 Fiduciary||Office of Court Administration||2011|
|Founder||Law Office of Mary Katherine Brown||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||MLET||2008 - 2010|
|Business Affairs||DMA||2000 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York||member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of New York||member||2011 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||member||1997 - Present|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|SUNY||Cultural & Family Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Family Law||Family Law||1999|
|Contracts and the UCC||Contract Law||1999|