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Mary Bower Sheats

Family Attorney at Bridgeville, PA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
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Mary Bower Sheats
1195 Washington Pike, Suite 325
Bridgeville, PA, 15017


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Helene | February 3, 2015
Highly Recommended
I can't speak highly enough about Mary. At a critical time of pay reduction and then job loss, my income was less than what I owed. I did an initial consultation with Mary and what I thought was in my best interest, wasn't. Mary took the time and put forth so much effort in helping me choose a path that I couldn't be more pleased with. What was so important to me was the TIME Mary took in laying out all the facts, presenting options, and coming up with a plan that was the very best fit for me. I also after 3 years am still impressed with the response time when I have a question. I email Mary and I literally hear back from her immediately. There are never long time periods of waiting. I believe this is because Mary puts herself in the shoes of her clients. She understands concerns and maybe even the fear you are feeling with legal terminology so responds quickly with full explanations that are understandable to you. With this being said, with the kindness that exudes from Mary to her clients, understand this..... Mary is tough, strong, and will fight for you. She will fight for what's right and what is in the best interest of her client. I highly recommend Mary if you are looking for a bankruptcy attorney. Her knowledge, people skills, and honesty are second to none.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
TOP quality lawyer.
I am currently filing for bankruptcy, a place I never thought I would be. Our severe financial hardship came out of severe medical hardship. We lost all we had built financially. I have been terrified of ever approaching this. I am among the people who have stereotyped lawyers, TV having a great influence on this. The best recommendation I ever received was Mary Bower Sheats. At the center of her top level competency is something I didn't expect to find - "Humanity". It is a humanity that makes me view the entire law profession in a different perspective. I entered her office with terror, which was immediately replaced by total confidence and total trust in who she is. Her presentation of a large amount of information that I needed - was done with such clarity and simplicity that even I could understand all the information given. The fact that I requested to write a review for her shows how she has opened up my perspective from "stereotyping" to having the greatest respect.
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Posted by Nicole | March 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine and Honest Attorney
Mary was honest with me about the best course of action for my situation. She didn't waste my time and was very quick to get things done. She was very professional and respectful. I really felt like she had my back.
Posted by Mary Grace | April 7, 2015
From Bankruptcy to Success! - Could Not Have Done it Without Mary Bower Sheats
With great honor and privilege I write this review regarding Mary Bower Sheats. If not for her wisdom, , intelligence, positiveness, caring and compassion I could not have become the person that I am today! As my Attorney, Mary would keep me updated on what I needed to complete and informed me of all aspects of my case. Her communication skills, as well as her heart, are unsurpassed. With a positive attitude Mary shines brightly among all Attorneys- she is not only extremely intelligent- is dependable, honest, forthright, honorable courageous and compassionate. After seven years I completed the Bankruptcy program successfully. If not for Mary Bower Sheats, I would not be the woman I am today- she helped me grow into the person I am and for this- I am most grateful! Truly, she is THE BEST OF THE BEST.
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Frank Gale Bails Murcko and Pocrass PC
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Practitioner
  • Mary Bower Sheats
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Donald and Fran
  • 1993 - 1998


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 1978
  • Michigan State University
  • 1975


  • Noeghoborhood Legal Services Association
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1985 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • In the Red Dealing with Debt
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Mary
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer who is also very knowledgeable in family law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Mary, she is a very skilled attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and good to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary handles complex issues, is easy to work with and provides aggressive representation."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well prepared and competent in both family and bankruptcy matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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