Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
For more than a decade and a half, Mary Hawk has worked diligently on behalf of her clients as both a praised litigator and an effective alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioner. With a focus on community association law, foreclosure mediation and elder mediation, she has helped countless families settle disputes and handle delicate legal, financial and personal problems with dignity and respect. She recently announced her dual membership in both leading online ADR communities Mediation.com and Arbitration.com.
“My mother, Zelda, is an attorney and mediator and has been practicing for forty years,” said Hawk. “I learned a lot from her and her direct experiences, and have built on that precious knowledge as I pursued my own education and career. I want to be a general resource for not only families but business entities and community associations to help them get through their legal challenges.”
A graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, Mary is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator, as well as a Certified Court-Appointed Arbitrator. Her law and mediation practice focuses on commercial litigation, contract disputes, condominium and homeowner association law, landlord/tenant law, probate and elder law, and mobile home law.
A firm believer in “giving back,” Mary is active in both her community and in academic environments. She volunteers as a judge for several moot court and mediation/arbitration competitions for the Stetson University College of Law, and has served as a coach for the St. Stephen's College Preparatory School's Mock Trial Team. She is also president of the Friends of De Soto National Memorial, and president of Community Associations Institute West Florida Chapter. Mary is an in-demand speaker on community association law and landlord-tenant law, and is a member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.