Systemic Advocacy to Improve Educational Outcomes for Students with Disabilities


Mary is a lawyer who focuses exclusively on the education of students with disabilities ages 3-21 in the State of Washington.

She is a 2017 graduate of Seattle University Law School. Over the past decade, her tireless advocacy as a parent and attorney has included serving as President of the Seattle Special Education PTSA, on the Education Committee of Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA), and as a member of the Seattle Superintendent’s Special Education Advocacy and Advisory Committee. She is a member of the national Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and Attorneys for Education Rights (AFER).

She has advocated at local and state levels to promote inclusionary practices and to limit the use of restraint and isolation as well as exclusionary discipline.

Prior to law school, Mary obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Washington and worked as a nurse practitioner for a local medical practice. She has presented many times on aspects of Special Education Law to parents and guardians.

Currently, Mary is NOT TAKING ANY CASES.