Wendy Mara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University in 1993 with a degree in English. While there, Ms. Mara was selected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Ms. Mara taught language arts in high school for 13 years. While teaching full time, Ms. Mara earned a MBA at University of Central Florida in 2006 and was selected to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Ms. Mara then attended Florida Coastal School of Law ("FCSL") where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2009. While at FCSL, Ms. Mara was a teacher's assistant, research assistant, and award winning oralist for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. In addition, Ms. Mara was awarded various recognitions such as Dean's List, Certificate for Pro Bono Work, Certificate for Oral Advocacy, and Certified for Advanced Legal Writing and Research. Ms. Mara was also invited into the international legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.
Ms. Mara is involved in many organizations in her community. She is a graduate of Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Leadership VII and a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In addition, Ms. Mara is the past chair of the PACE Center for Girls, Volusia-Flagler. Ms. Mara also served two terms as the Treasurer for Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers ("VFAWL") and is currently the President of VFAWL, President Elect of the Volusia County Bar Association, member of the Junior League, and a member of the Dunn Blount Inns of Court.
Ms. Mara lives in Ormond Beach with her husband, Robert Mara. She has six children, and she enjoys yoga, going for long walks, decorating, and spending time with her family.
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I have worked with Wendy in several aspects of the community. You can tell through her work, that she cares about the community and works to help it, as well as those around her, achieve high levels of success. I would recommend Wendy, and appreciate what she does for this community.
Kristin Grossman, Divorce and separation Attorney
I highly recommend Wendy for family law matters. This is not only because she is a caring, compassionate person, but also because she is an outstanding practitioner. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the law along with her friendly bearing is a perfect combination for a client going through a difficult time.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Leadership Award||Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce||2013|
|Champion of Justice||Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida||2013|
|Pro Bono Award||Community Legal Service of Mid-Florida||2011|
|Pro Bono Award||Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Florida Coastal School of Law||2009|
|Legal Research and Writing Certificate||Florida Coastal School of Law||2009|
|Attorney||Mara & Mara, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Embry Riddle Aeronautical University||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Snell Legal||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|PACE Center for Girls, Volusia-Flager||Chairperson||2014 - Present|
|Volusia County Bar Association||Secretary||2013 - Present|
|Dunn-Blount American Inn of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|Domestic Abuse Advisory Committee||Liasion for Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers||2010 - Present|
|Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce||Leadership Committee||2010 - Present|
|Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers||Director||2012 - 2013|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Graduate of Trial Skills Seminar||2012 - 2012|
|PACE Center for Girls Volusia Flagler||Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers||Treasurer||2010 - 2012|
|Volusia County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2013|
|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Central Florida||Management||MBA||2006|
|Stetson University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Alumni Lunch and Learn||Leadership Styles||2014|
|Ormond Beach Leadership IX||StandOut Self Assessment||2012|
|Florida Bar Convention||Social Media and Advertising Rules||2012|
|Fresh Start Program||Becoming a Successful Woman||2010|