Maria was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She obtained her Executive Bilingual Administrative Certification in Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1988. She has worked for many years at civil litigation. Mari started her legal career with a plaintiff firm but later moved to Thornton, Beichlin, Segrato, Reynolds & Guerra, L.C., a prominent Texas civil defense litigation firm as a Legal Assistant spending nearly 11 years with them.
Mari has also worked as a paralegal for an in-house counsel for a national insurance company. Mari then realized her passion was actually for the plaintiffs so she joined the Escamilla Law Firm as she enjoys being a part of a team that brings justice to its clients. She assists the lawyers at Escamilla Law Firm in gathering information, drafting pleadings and other legal documents. She is fluent in Spanish.