Mary is an attorney with the Dallas office. Her primary focus is First-Party property claims and coverage related litigation. As a double engineer, with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mary understands experts in various technical fields and is capable of evaluating their reports and testimony with a distinct acuity and different angle.
Mary’s prior experience as an engineer was seldom boring. She worked at Sandia National Laboratories located inside Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM as a systems engineer. She also worked on several public works project in Nevada and Arizona. These included projects at the Clark County Water Reclamation Department, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and for the City of Las Vegas. She also worked as a construction manager on private projects including the Fashion Show mall food court located on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard.
She and her team also won third place while at UNLV in a national competition representing UNLV in an electromagnetic innovation research and testing project at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV.
Prior to joining Butler, Mary was a first party property insurance attorney representing insureds. She also served the State of Texas as an Assistant District Attorney, handling Juvenile cases, Child Protective Services (CPS) cases, and Misdemeanor cases. Before that Mary served the City of Houston to assist Indigenous Texans with Hurricane Harvey claims for contractor’s fraud, FEMA benefits denials, and bank foreclosures on flooded homes.
Mary’s ethnic background as quarter Greek and three quarters Egyptian in conjunction with her middle and high school education in a French Catholic school with a certificate from the French Institute Alliance Française, allows her to be culturally sensitive while dealing with individuals of various backgrounds on potentially complex international matters.
In addition to her fluency in the French language, Mary is fluent in both Arabic (Egyptian dialect) and English.
Mary is fond of Texas and the Texan community, particularly because of the programs the State initiates for the assistance to those in need, such as those displaced due to floods, programs created to assist juveniles and programs created to assist and support the disabled. She is a member of the Christian Legal Society in Houston and in Dallas.
Mary is admitted to the Texas Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.