Marie grew up in Crested Butte, Colorado and also spent part of her childhood in Japan and the Philippines. She lived in Paris, France for 14 months during her junior year of college as well. After college at Pacific University in Oregon where she had a double major in Philosophy and French and was awarded Distinguished Senior in Humanities, Marie moved to New York City and attended law school at Fordham University.
Marie is a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the First Judicial Bar Association (2019-2021), a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and honored to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She was also honored to serve as president of the Rhone Brackett Inn of Court from 2012 to 2014, and continues her membership in that mentoring organization.
Marie has litigated family law cases, property insurance disputes, title disputes, boundary disputes, contract disputes, Uniform Commercial Code issues, and collection matters. Marie has represented adoptive parents in the adoption of a special needs child as well as step-parent adoptions. Marie was also trained as a mediator and mediates family law disputes, real estate disputes, and civil litigation cases.
Outside of the office, Marie loves to hike and ski, is a wildlife and landscape photographer and writes creative nonfiction.