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 realestate 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, Inc.’ 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
Licensed since 2011
Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)
Mary is flat out amazing! I met her about 2 years ago. I had her do some work on a case I was handling and she was incredibly thorough and instinctive. In fact, her work was head and shoulders above any other attorney I had ever hired. Since then, I have seen her achieve amazing results for her forfeiture clients. She has a "never-say-die" attitude that serves her and her clients well. I am now working with her on a Federal matter and I continued to be impressed. I would hire Mary without reservations. She is really the most impressive young lawyer I have seen in years!
Elizabeth Padula DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Consumer Rights Litigation Conference Committee Award||National Consumer Law Center||2012|
|Attorney||Guidance To Justice Law Firm, Inc||2012 - Present|
|President||Everett Mutual Mortgage||2004 - 2008|
|Realtor||Preview Properties||2000 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Northwest National Consumer Law Center||Secretary||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2012 - 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|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Central Washington University||Pre-Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|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|