Mary is a native of Williamsport and has been practicing law since 1985. She graduated from Bucknell University in 1982 and from The Dickinson School of Law in 1985. Mary returned to the area to serve a clerkship with former President Judge of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, The Honorable Clinton W. Smith. In 1986 she became an associate attorney in the Williamsport Office of the Philadelphia Law firm of Leibert, Short and Hirschland where she specialized in Workers Compensation Law. She continued litigating Workers Compensation cases with the Regional Law Firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin after a merger with Leibert, Short and Hirschland.

Mary, along with Michael J. Zicolello, founded Schemery Zicolello, PC in 1996. In addition to her admission to practice before all state courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mary has been admitted to Practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mary has conducted numerous seminars on workers’ compensation law for insurance companies, employers, and other organizations.


Areas Of Practice
Workers’ Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Pennsylvania, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988

The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1985
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
B.A. – 1982

Professional Associations And Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Worker’s Compensation Section, Member
Lycoming Law Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member
Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Member

Past Employment Positions
Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas, Hon. Clinton W. Smith, Law Clerk, 1985 – 1987
Leibert, Short and Hirschland, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1986 – 1994
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Williamsport, Associate Attorney, 1994 – 1996