Mary Liu attorney

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Mary Liu

Attorney

Mary Liu joined AWKO in 2012.  After graduating from the University of Florida in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science, Mary spent the first 13 years of her career in management consulting, executive coaching, and human resources.  In 2010, Mary graduated summa cum laude while earning her J.D. from the Nova Southeastern University School of Law, ranking in the top 2% of her graduating class.

 

Mary focuses her practice on sexual abuse and assault, medical device, and pharmaceutical litigation.  Mary is leading the firm’s nationwide Catholic clergy and Boy Scouts abuse and assault litigations.  She is passionate about representing victims and survivors, and giving them a strong platform to have their stories heard.

Prior to joining AWKO, Mary served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, representing the state in civil prosecutions of cases involving child abuse, abandonment, and neglect.  Mary also ran a successful family law practice, representing clients in cases involving the dissolution of marriage and domestic partnerships, child custody and support, and grandparent visitation disputes.  In addition to her extensive experience as a practicing attorney, Mary also served as an Assistant Professor of Law at Irvine University College of Law, where she taught courses in Civil Procedure and Community Property.

Mary is licensed to practice law in Florida and California, and she is currently serving as the co-chair of the American Association for Justice’s Website and Social Media Content Liability litigation group.

Areas of Practice

  • Sexual abuse and assault litigation
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical/Defective Drugs

Education

  • University of Florida, 1994, Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising 
  • Nova Southeastern University School of Law, 2010, Juris Doctorate (Summa Cum Laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice 
  • Co-chair of Website and Social Media Content Liability Litigation Group
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Board of Directors Child USA

Awards & Recognitions

  • N/A