My office represents my childhood dream – to practice law in an office that was once someone’s home, to provide a warm and comforting environment for my clients to entrust me with their legal challenges. As a third generation attorney, I have dedicated my practice to reflect the compassion, diligence, tenacity and integrity of my mentors, my father and my maternal grandmother.
My office honors my family’s legacy born of a dream that began over 100 years ago when my impoverished grandparents immigrated from southern Italy. My maternal grandmother immigrated to the United States not knowing a word of English when she was only 11 years old. Her parents sacrificed so that she could attend high school, college and ultimately graduate from law school. My “Na Na” was my second mother, and with my parents, she raised me to respect the value of hard work, academic excellence and to appreciate advocacy of the underserved.
My grandmother’s account of how children taunted her for her poor English remains with me, increasing my sensitivity to those who struggle with our language and who are trying to assimilate into American society while respecting their own heritage. My desire to protect the vulnerable fueled my journey to become an attorney. After spending the beginning of my career working for insurance companies as an insurance defense litigator, I now proudly represent injured individuals and their families. I have spent the majority of my career as an attorney representing individuals from our diverse community in a variety of lawsuits and serving as a mediator with an emphasis on assisting resolution of claims involving parties from different cultures.
Sonoma County Bilingual Attorney & Mediator
Raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marie speaks fluent Spanish and dedicates her practice to personal injury and insurance litigation. Having worked as an insurance defense litigator early in her career, Marie utilizes her perspectives to assist litigants to resolve their claims by providing mediation services.