How Maria Helps Clients
Maria is an associate in Buchanan’s litigation group, concentrating her practice on a diverse range of commercial and complex civil matters. Before joining Buchanan, Maria worked as an associate attorney for a boutique law firm specializing in the representation of plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death actions. Her experience in litigating high-exposure and complex civil matters also stems from her roles within two national defense firms’ general liability litigation groups. Given the breadth of general liability practice, Maria has been exposed to a multitude of industries, consistently delving into the nuances of her clients' businesses to develop tailored litigation strategies that address their unique needs. Her commitment to understanding each client's specific circumstances sets her apart as a versatile and effective litigator.
Maria has experience in guiding clients at every stage of the pre-trial litigation process, including, but not limited to, assessing the merits of claims under applicable legal authority, conducting pointed and strategic discovery to meet the needs of each individual case, working alongside experts and consultants in relevant fields to advance litigation objectives, drafting and arguing substantive motions in state and federal court, and preparing cases for trial.
Drawing from her diverse background of representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Maria possesses the unique ability to view legal issues from multiple perspectives. This duality equips her with the skill to change hats with ease and finesse, enabling her to anticipate and counter challenges and develop strategic solutions for her clients.
What Clients Can Expect
Maria strives to provide diligent and effective legal services tailored to each client’s unique needs and objectives. Her approach is rooted in her keen affinity for problem-solving, which enables her to devise creative and effective solutions to various legal challenges. Understanding that games are won before the players take the field, Maria significantly emphasizes thorough preparation. She firmly believes that careful planning and strategic thinking are essential to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Outside the Office
Away from the office, Maria treasures time spent with family and friends, indulging in the latest true crime binge-fest, and experimenting in the kitchen. Her inquisitive nature drives her to travel and explore whenever she has the chance, all while staying engaged with current events, technological advancements, and political trends.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2019, Honors, Cum Laude, Dean’s List Fall 2016, Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Florida International University, B.A., 2016, Honors, Cum Laude, Dean’s List
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida