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Mary Ann Mullaney is a partner in The Axelrod Firm, PC, a certified woman-owned law firm and a member of NAMWOLF, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. Before joining The Axelrod Firm, PC, in June 2014, Mary was a partner in the litigation department of one of the country’s 100 largest law firms. An accomplished trial and appellate lawyer, Mary defends businesses, governmental entities, and individuals in complex litigation in federal and state courts. In practice as a litigator for nearly twenty-five years, Mary has achieved defense verdicts in both jury and non-jury trials. Additionally, she has considerable experience as a successful appellate advocate.
An avid follower of the significant legal developments affecting the chemical and energy industries, Mary frequently speaks and writes on topics of interest to industry participants. Also, Mary regularly lectures and writes on developments in the practice of litigation. Mary is a former adjunct instructor at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she taught appellate advocacy; additionally, she has served as a guest lecturer at Temple University School of Law and Widener University School of Law.
In 2008, Mary was inducted as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Mary is also a member of LCA’s Complex Commercial Litigation Institute.
Mary and Sheryl L. Axelrod, partners in The Axelrod Firm, PC, are the co-founders of the Fearless Women Network, a non-profit committed to ensuring, among other things, that high-performing women and diverse lawyers achieve pay equity and the highest positions of power and influence. Mary is also a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Diversity, Survey and Amicus Committees; the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession; and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms Task Force.
Mary is a 1986 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and 1990 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.