Medical negligence isn't a mistake-it's a problem. If it's happened to you, let's find a solution!From prenups to custody plans and divorce settlements, we will help you get it done right!Advocates for individual and family legal matters in a range of practice areas. Affordable help now!Out-of-court settlements are always first choice. If that cannot happen, the solution is litigation.Strategy, planning and, yes, some compromise...we'll help you get it done right!Custody disputes can be overwhelming, and the court process is intimidating--help is here!
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, Tagalog
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Dana Quigley, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mary is very sharp. She quickly grasps the essence of an issue, is intelligent and articulate, and gives sound advice. She also has the guts to stand up and fight for her client's interests. The best attorneys are the ones that have the intellect "and" the follow through to get things done - Mary has both.
Theodore Araujo, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Divorce is not just about getting out of a marriage. Mary takes the time with clients, and has the broad kind of experience that allows her to discover the facts necessary to secure a seperation and dissolution that takes into account the future needs of her clients, not only the immedeate desire to break away. I endorse her for the thoughtful representation that is apparent from the answers to the client inquiries, and I endorse her because her broad practice, including estates and elder law, allow her to anticipate the needs of her clients before the client realizes these issues need to be addressed in every divorce.
|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|