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Mary C. Youssi


Practice Area

Elder and Special Needs Law, Probate, and Estate and Trust Administration


Marquette University Law School

Mary’s practice areas include probate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning for elders and individuals with special needs, and adult guardianship. She is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Probate Bench Bar Committee, the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Elder Law Chapter, and the Waukesha County Estate Planning Counsel.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mary has successfully represented individuals and large hospital systems in obtaining guardianship and protective placement for incapacitated adults throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
  • Mary has given Continuing Legal Education presentations on topics such as Advocacy as a Guardian ad Litem; Powers of Attorney and Medical Decision-Making; and Understanding Guardianship and Advance Directives.
  • During her time defending providers in litigation matters, Mary second-chaired more than five multi-week medical malpractice trials, all of which resulted in defense verdicts.
  • Graduated from law school with additional certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice.
  • While in law school, Mary performed over 120 hours of pro bono service and was inducted into the Pro Bono Society.
  • She served as Article Editor of the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review at Marquette University Law School (2015-2016).
  • Mary was a finalist for the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition and received the Franz C. Eschweiler Prize for Best Brief in 2015. Later that year, she earned a spot as a quarter-finalist at the National Criminal Moot Court Competition in San Diego.
  • Mary was the 2013 Recipient of the Thomas More Law Scholarship, a merit-based award providing $20,000 per year for legal studies at Marquette University Law School.
  • She graduated summa cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with B.A. in English and Political Science and Minor in Spanish. During that time she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.
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