Maria focuses on representing companies in individual and complex product liability and product recall cases. Experienced in all stages of litigation in state and federal court, she has handled multinational product recalls for a major US consumer goods manufacturer, including matters in Latin America, the Caribbean and Australia. She prepares for all trial-related activities and manages cases from the discovery phase to trial and works for resolution of the case before trial. Maria has served on more than 11 trial teams and consistently achieves positive results for her clients.
Pro bono work is important to Maria, representing parents and children in family court, particularly in child abuse and neglect cases. Most recently, she represented a client through the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel in a criminal matter, obtaining a favorable plea agreement for her client.