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Mary Harris


To provide exceptional, personalized and practical legal advice and services that are cost-effective and result-oriented. All matters receive prompt, personal attention focused on client needs and goals.

Representative Industries

Mary has represented individuals, businesses and organizations for over 35 years in a variety of industries and endeavors, including vineyards, wineries, brewers and distillers, apparel, furniture care, consumer products, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, designers, artists, photographers, authors, engineering and technology firms, food and beverage companies, fruit, vegetable and flower growers and shippers, professional firms, restaurants, software companies, universities and auxiliaries, and non-profit organizations.

Education and Professional Associations

  • B.A. Political Science, Highest honors, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Member, Loyola Law Review; Managing Editor, Entertainment Law Journal
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section of the California Lawyers Association; Member, Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section 2008-11
  • Member, San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in California, as well as in the United States District Court, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California

Community Involvement

Active in her community, Mary is Past President of the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, and past Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5240. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. She was honored in 1995 as the College of Liberal Arts Alumna of the Year, and is a recipient of the John L. Seitz Award for Community Service from the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. She served as a Community Member of the Governing Board for Tenet Health Central Coast from 2014-2019, and as Chair in 2019.