MarySue is the longest tenured employee of McDermott Law, LLC. She has worked as a Legal Assistant and Legal Administrator for the firm for over ten years. MarySue has extensive experience in handling ERISA, PERA, and private disability insurance claims including internal insurance appeals and litigation. As the main point of contact for many of our clients over the years, she is adept at answering client questions and explaining the procedures of these claims to alleviate client concerns with regard to the appeals and litigation processes. MarySue strives to keep clients well informed and up to date with all pertinent claim issues. She has implemented firm-wide practices to ensure all client matters are managed in an organized and effective way to ensure clients achieve relief as efficiently as possible.
MarySue graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. After joining McDermott Law, LLC, MarySue began her post-graduate education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She worked at the Denver Disability Lawyer firm through graduate school and law school. She achieved a Master of Science in Legal Administration in 2011 and a Juris Doctor with a Certificate in Constitutional Law in 2017. She ranked third in her law school graduating class.
MarySue is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado and in her home State of Iowa. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Iowa Association for Justice, Colorado Women’s Bar Association and Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys, among others.
Outside of the office, MarySue dedicates her time to many outdoor activities including skiing, camping, hiking, fishing and trail riding in her Jeep. She and her husband enjoy traveling with their dogs to different historical points of interest and national parks throughout the country. She also loves working with her family on their farm in Kossuth County, Iowa.