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Mary Jean Gurganus

Child custody Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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also known as Mary Gurganus


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Attorney Mary Gurganus has teamed up

with some of the area's top attorneys to form Triangle Divorce Lawyers. She still provides the same high level of legal services and care to her clients. She loves Family Law and helping people. On a personal note, Mary is originally from Maryland and attended Loyola University.  Mary lives in Cary, NC with her husband and three children.  Mary is a voracious reader.  When she is not working, you can find her relaxing on a pier or boat.

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Licensed for 17 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mary Gurganus
109 N. Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC, 27603
Triangle Divorce Lawyers
5000 CentreGreen Way
Suite 500- By Appointment Only
Cary, NC, 27513
Triangle Divorce Lawyers
1784 Heritage Center Drive
Suite 204-By Appointment Only
Wake Forest, NC, 27587
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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | November 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Firm
Let's face it, finding a lawyer for any reason can be very stressful. I'm here to say, Mary and her team exceeded my expectations of a law firm. Mary takes every case with a level of passion and dedication that makes you feel very comfortable with trusting her with your case. She reads and responds to every email, document, and question. She made me feel as though I was the only customer. LJ, by far, is the most diligent, calm, and industrious paralegal. I've worked directly with her for over a year and everyday she deposited something valuable into my case. She not only assisted Mary but she was an integral part to my own preparation. No matter how often I called or emailed, they provided quality customer service. This is a very family oriented law firm. They went from being complete strangers to lifelong friends. Being an out of state client, I knew nothing about NC laws nor was I organized with case details. They removed every obstacle, they created organized and detailed binders, and they knew my life story better than I did. I'm forever grateful for such a well verse and dedicated group of professionals that don't look at clients as just clients but as family members.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2013
Client 2011-2012
Mary was very direct and clear about her recommendations, but was also willing to do whatever I asked during a very complicated custody, equitable distribution and divorce process. She was supportive and has a great sense of humor. She has good relationships with her legal counterparts, which ultimately makes the most difference in and out of court. Wendy was also very responsive and helpful. Since this was a complex case, there were some things that did not turn out as expected, but Mary and Wendy were always upfront with me and walked through what the next steps would be. The only feedback for improvement would be occasionally administrative things were a little disorganized (for instance forgetting to correct errors in paperwork, disposing of the wrong document, having to do some things while I waited rather than having it ready), but there was nothing that impacted the case negatively. Overall, they took care of whatever needed to happen and made sure my best interests were covered.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
Highly recommend
Mary and her staff handled my custody and separation matters. Mary was very knowledgable and provided me with the information I needed during a highly contested divorce. She did an excellent job in court and I was well represented through the entire case. Would highly recommend.
Posted by James | October 11, 2012
Great Experience
Mary and her entire staff were great. She always was very responsive to my questions, understands the local system and structure very well and offered outstanding advice, based on the situation at hand. She was compassionate to the things that were important to me, while applying common sense to the situation to help settle things in a quick and fair manner. She will handle all of my issues from now on...
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Posted by Alicia | April 25, 2012
Excellent and personable attorney
Mary was just the attorney I needed to get me through my very difficult divorce. Not only is she an extremely capable attorney, but she was understanding and comforting during a pretty difficult time. Mary is an expert in her field and easy to work with too. I highly recommend her.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 60-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Guardian ad Litem Conflict Attorney Advocate
  • Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Mary Gurganus Attorney at Law PA
  • 2005 - 2014

Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 2005
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • Parent relocated child out of state without consent of Client
  • Child returned to NC
  • Parent with a Drug Problem
  • Client received sole legal and physical custody
  • Domestic Violence Protective Order
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Innocence Project
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed as Who's Who
  • Cambridge Registry
  • 2011
  • Listing in Who.'s Who
  • Cambridge Registry
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • 2005

Publications

  • Triangle Divorce Lawyers Brochure
  • Getting to Know the Process
  • 2015
  • Mary Gurganus Attorney at Law PA
  • Options: Sample Child Custody Schedules
  • 2014
  • Mary Gurganus Attorney at Law PA
  • Co-Parenting for the Divorced Couple
  • 2014
  • Mary Gurganus Attorney at Law PA
  • Representing Yourself? How To Prepare for Court
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian ad Litem In Service Training
  • "Time to Go to Court"
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (54)
Endorse Mary
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Mary recently at a legal event. Mary's level of expertise in divorce and separation and her commitment to her clients are unmatched. She is dedicated to providing high quality legal services to her clients and helps them through some of the toughest times in their lives with sympathy and compassion. I highly recommend her services."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary is a devoted and zealous advocate for her clients. When a family needs her help she is rises up to the task of ensuring that her client is protected and helped every step of the case. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary is a phenomenal lawyer. She has built an amazing team that has the ability to handle any family law case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Compassionate! Smart! You will be in good hands!"
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mary for your family law matter. She is a trustworthy, passionate, and caring. I have no doubt she will fight for you."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Power Lawyer are the words I would use to describe Mary. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she aggressively fights to protect the rights for her clients. I highly recommend Mary if you are need of a family law attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mary for several years. She is the consummate professional. Mary understands her clients and effectively fights for their rights. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"I have known Mary for some time. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field. Mary has the unique ability to aggressively represent her clients interests, while understanding and balancing the sensitive and delicate issues presented in most Family law cases. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Excellent attorney. Great staff. I highly recommend this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary can truly empathize with her client's and has an intimate understanding of the emotional side to divorce litigation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a divorce or separation attorney, look no further than Mary. She truly cares for her clients and is dedicated to being the best at what she does."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer, she is well-respected in the legal community, and very knowledgeable."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mary brings blends strong common sense with superior technical skill in pursing the best result for her clients. We have collaborated on several matters. I have found her ability to see the big picture while tenaciously negotiating individual points to be a winning combination. I strongly recommend Mary for your divorce or custody matters."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is passionate and well-respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary is a passionate and skilled advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary has great passion and advocacy for her clients that allows them to succeed in their case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mary is organized and cares about her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a case to her."
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