Maria has always had a long-standing interest in the administration of justice, particularly given that her initial career was as a Queensland Police Officer. Having served five years with the QPS, Maria's experiences motivated her to study law at Bond University. Maria successfully achieved this goal and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Lawyer in 2009. Shortly after, she applied to the Queensland Law Society for her practicing certificate. Client Focused Approach Maria's passion rests with succession law given its unique combination of technical legal principles that span accross multiple areas of law. Very much a people person, Maria enjoys assisting clients and helping them navigate through the complexities of estate planning. Maria is able to do this by using her affable, and down-to-earth, communication style to convert technical legal concepts into plain English so that the concepts are easily understandable.