Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury, Labour and Employment, and Aboriginal Law
Maria received her B.A. degree from St. Thomas University in 1977, and her LL.B degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1980. She was admitted to the Newfoundland Bar in 1981 and to the New Brunswick Bar in 1989. Maria received her appointment as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 2004.
Her affiliations include membership in the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of New Brunswick, the Saint John Law Society, and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is also the former President of the Law Society of New Brunswick.
Maria has extensive trial experience and administrative law experience. She has frequently appeared before administrative tribunals, and courts at all levels in Atlantic Canada to represent her clients. Maria was also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.