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Mary Sherris of Sherris Legal, P.A. empowers
those who need it most.
“Empowering others to take charge of their own lives again,” is part of Mary Sherris’ life mission. As a first-generation Greek-American, Mary knows firsthand the sacrifices that her parents made so that she could enjoy the rights of being an American. She seeks to use this gift to make a difference by advocating for those that cannot advocate for themselves. Mary is a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar and managing partner of Sherris Legal, P.A. Alongside her attorney brother, Jim Sherris, Mary is proud to navigate the complex issues in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil Rights Violations, Immigration Law, and Social Security Disability. Sherris Legal, P.A. is a downtown Orlando-based law firm that is more committed than ever to fighting for the underdog and those in dire need.
Mary began her career in central Florida as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office fighting for victims of crime. For the last 19 years, Mary has been seeking justice for victims of negligence or intentional misconduct; and helping her clients realize the American dream through lawful U.S. citizenship. Mary believes that her position as an attorney gives her the opportunity and responsibility of placing control back in the hands of those that have lost it, lifting her clients up from a position of powerless to powerful.
You can expect realistic and honest explanations as you work with Mary, who values transparency to help build a trusting relationship with her clients. “The connection I have with my clients is about much more than just their case,” she says. This is why Mary takes great care in getting to know her clients’ needs and providing services above and beyond those needs whenever possible.
As an avid traveler, she has had the opportunity to see the world and connect with people from many different cultures. Those differences ultimately have led her to one conclusion: we are more alike than we are different. “I was brought up in a very tightknit Greek family. We believe in treating people like they are family,” says Mary. “Life is a lot happier when you act with compassion.”
Mary’s love for helping others fuels all her life’s pursuits. She values the time she spends helping others in and outside of work. One of her favorite charities is The Sharing Center in Longwood which provides essential resources to those most in need. The Oasis at the Sharing Center is a homeless hospitality walk-in center where the needy have access to basic services that many of us take for granted such as showers, toiletries, laundry, and computer access. They also have a food pantry and thrift outreach program. On a larger scale, Mary also loves The Nature Conservancy which is one of the most effective and efficient environmental organizations in the world. Mary supports these charities because they are closely tied to her own life mission: “Empowering others through a more satisfying and long-term solution…Empowering others to take charge of their own lives again.”