Mary Gay McDaniel

Pensacola, Florida

A graduate of the prestigious Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Mary McDaniel's legal experience includes the representation of both juveniles and adults as a Public Defender in Florida's 1st Judicial District and internships with the Federal Public Defender, Middle District, Louisiana, Juvenile Public Defender's Office, 19th Judicial District Court, Louisiana, and the Environmental Protection Agency 's Criminal Investigations Division, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

She has worked in several different capacities in family law and as a public defender in Louisiana and in Pensacola, Florida, fighting for the rights of both juveniles and adults, and has worked passionately for the fair treatment and protection of children in divorce and custody cases. Always a zealous advocate on behalf of those in need of legal representation, Divorce and Family law attorney Mary McDaniel is passionate and committed to the expeditious and just resolution of her client's cases.

Mary has participated in the trial advocacy skills training program through the National Trial Lawyers and trial skills workshop through East Baton Rouge Public Defender's Office.

Over the last 20 years she has also worked and volunteered with numerous non-profit organizations helping a wide range of people and causes in Atlanta, New York, San Francisco and Pensacola. She is also a longtime advocate and volunteer for the humane treatment of animals.

Divorce and Family law attorney Mary McDaniel brings experience, passion, and compassion to her clients every day.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2012


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Major: C.C.L., (Certificate of Civil Law)
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Finance

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present

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