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BWBA Member Highlight

Mary V. Harkins, Esq.
Picciano & Scahill

Mary V. Harkins, Esq., graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987. She completed her undergraduate studies in Government and Politics, with a minor in Business, at St. John’s University in 1984, graduating magna cum laude.

Mary is the mother of three children. After having her first child, Mary worked part time for Traveler’s Insurance Company’s house counsel firm on Long Island. When part time work was no longer available, Mary did per diem work for plaintiff’s and defense personal injury firms and also taught a litigation course at the Queens College Paralegal Program.

In 2000, Frank Scahill, Esq., of Picciano & Scahill, one of her per diem clients, asked her to work for his firm on a part-time basis. She has been there ever since. Over the years, Mary has assisted the firm wherever she is needed most. She has done countless depositions, many at the 16 Court Street building, and has appeared at court conferences throughout the various jurisdictions in New York. She also worked in the firm’s Summary Judgment Department, researching and drafting motions and opposition papers. Currently, Mary works on files that have been transferred to the firm, reporting to the carriers and preparing the cases for the next stage of litigation. Mary has written about the benefits of part-time legal employment for both lawyers and law firms.

Mary has volunteered and chaired committees in the parent’s organization for her children’s grammar school and for The Wednesday Mother’s Club. Mary has served as a Library Board Trustee for the Village of Floral Park Public Library; is a member of the Floral Park Village Third Track Committee, and attends and speaks at hearings on issues facing the Village of Floral Park, where she has resided since 1968. She is an active member of her church, Our Lady of Victory, in Floral Park, having volunteered in the church’s Food Pantry, and recently returned to serving as a lector at Sunday Mass.  The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association is proud to count Mary among its members.

 

 




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