Hello, I am an attorney in the greater Bellevue/Seattle area. Prior to obtaining my Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law, I worked in many aspects of the Real Estate field. During my 15 year career in Real Estate, I underwrote loans for large and successful banks, as well as loans for private mortgage insurance companies.
Because of my extensive knowledge as a Real Estate Underwriter, it was a seamless transition for me when I chose to become a licensed realtor. As a real estate agent, I negotiated contracts between buyers and sellers, and educated my borrowers before, during, and throughout the entire home buying process. As such, my chosen career path has served as a catalyst for my lifelong goal and passion of becoming an attorney with my primary focus in real estate law.
My law firm, ‘Guidance to Justice, PLLC.’ speaks volumes toward my stance in law. I guide and assist consumers with loan modifications/mediation, wrongful foreclosures, short sale negotiation, debt negotiation, review of loan documentation pre/post closing, bankruptcy-including chapter 7 & 13, and finally, violation of civil rights. It is my goal and strong desire to give individuals a voice, in the midst of the chaos while being treated in an unfair manner. Because I have experienced working in the real estate market at its lucrative height, at its all time low, and everywhere in between, I am confident to call my knowledge in real estate law- keen and thorough.
My strong belief is that knowledge is meant to be shared, not kept in secret. As such, I always strive to help individuals know their rights, understand their rights, and finally, invoke their rights.
Please, feel free to read and research my website for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your current real estate situation. I understand that no one circumstance is identical, therefore, feel free to contact my office via telephone or e-mail
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)
I met Mary Anderson this summer at the Trial Lawyer College at the Gerry Spence's Ranch in Wyoming. Mary is a lawyer with feelings, care and concern about her clients. Mary, will take the time to fully understand a client's case and fully represent that person to the fullest extent of the law. I highly recommend Mary to be your lawyer.
Michael Litman Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mary not only fights for her clients, but she truly cares about her clients and takes the time to listen and understand their concerns. It is rare to find an attorney who is so passionate about her client and such a strong advocate for their cases. I highly recommend Mary.
Samantha Amato Litigation Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2014|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference Committee Award||National Consumer Law Center||2012|
|Trial Lawyer||Guidance to Justice Law Firm, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|President||Everett Mutual Mortgage||2004 - 2008|
|Realtor||Preview Properties||2000 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Member||2015 - Present|
|Northwest National Consumer Law Center||Secretary||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Debt Negotiation||Negotiated release of lien of debt of $400,000 for a one lump sum payment of $75,000.|
|Loan Modification||Principal forgiveness of over $100,000 with monthly payments from $2100 to $900 per month.|
|Loan Modification||Significant mortgage payment reduction and $45,000 loan forgiveness|
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|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial Skills||N/A||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Central Washington University||Pre-Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Foreclosure and Housing Saving Talk||Tips, Tools and Lessons Learned for Successful Mediations and Foreclosure defense||2015|
|CLE for mediators and attorneys||Mediator's tips, tools and common misconceptions||2014|
|Real Estate Law Education||Loan Modifications, Bankruptcy||2013|
|Real Estate Law||Short Sales and Foreclosure Fairness Act||2012|
|Real Estate Law||Loan Modification, Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Bankruptcy||2012|