Maria is a graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a degree in Speech Communication. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. She is an experienced litigator who tried over 80 cases in DuPage, Kane, Cook and Will counties. Maria has also advocated for her clients in at least an equal number of arbitration hearings. In recent years her practice has concentrated primarily in family law matters, including divorce proceedings, post decree petitions, child custody and paternity matters. Maria also handled administrative hearings on behalf of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and now accepts cases on behalf of those wishing to appeal an indicated finding made against them by DCFS. She also handles residential real estate closings and estate planning matters.
Maria is currently a member of the adjunct faculty staff at College of DuPage, where she teaches students in the Paralegal Studies program. She has taught seminars for both the DuPage County Bar Association and The DuPage Association of Women Lawyers. She is a past president of the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and is currently an officer of the DuPage Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.