Maria practices in the McNees Real Estate Group.  She received her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle.  Born and raised in the Philippines, she completed her undergraduate studies there before immigrating to the United States.  Prior to law school, she worked for several years in the financial services industry as a systems analyst and technical writer, and went on to receive her M.S. degree from Kent State University.  During law school, she interned for the Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo of the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.  She also served as Comments Editor of the Dickinson Law Review and Secretary of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).


The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D.

Kent State University, Master of Science in Information Architecture & Knowledge Management

Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City, Philippines), Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Environmental Science


CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Transactional Drafting, 2017

Best Casenote in Write-On Competition, Penn State Law Review, 2016


United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

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