Mary Heath focuses her practice in the areas of insurance litigation, construction litigation, and business litigation. From pre-lawsuit counseling—including fact investigation, discovery, motions practice, and settlement negotiations—through appeals, she has represented clients in mediations, state courts, and federal courts.
Mary is passionate about cultivating the next generation of leaders, and volunteers as an advisor in the Court of Appeals program for YMCA Youth in Government, as well as a Mock Trial Coach in the Maslon UPLIFT program. She is also very committed to pro bono service. Together with colleagues at Maslon, she represented a death row inmate in Texas through the ABA Pro Bono Death Penalty Representation program.
Mary graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as the managing and research editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She held numerous leadership roles during law school, including two years as a legal research and writing instructor, and was the recipient of the "Mondale Hall Engagement Award" at commencement, where she delivered the J.D. Class Graduation Address. Additionally, Mary completed the Law School Public Service Program, the Minnesota Justice Foundation's pro bono challenge to provide at least 50 hours of pro bono legal work during law school. She earned her bachelor's degree in history, magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University where she was the recipient of an Alumni Merit Scholarship.
Mary has represented clients of all sizes in diverse industries, including construction, insurance, manufacturing, information technologies, and employment. She has represented businesses in wide-ranging commercial disputes, including:
- Insurance coverage;
- Breach of contract;
- Discrimination claims under Title VII and the Minnesota Human Rights Act;
- Consumer fraud; and
- Unfair competition and trademark/copyright infringement under the Lanham Act and state law.
- Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006.
Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018
Mondale Hall Engagement Award: 2017