Bar Admissions: Florida; New York; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Practice Groups: Medical Malpractice; Professional Liability Defense; Appeals
Education: University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 2011; Cornell University, B.A. with distinction, Molecular & Cell Biology, 2008
Memberships: Florida Bar Association
Mary J. Street is an attorney in Foley & Mansfield’s Miami office, where she focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense and civil appeals. Mary handles all aspects of claims on behalf of medical providers, including hospitals, physicians, and nurses. She also has experience in insurance coverage matters.
Mary has extensive civil appellate experience in Florida, in both state and federal appellate courts. In addition to appellate briefing and oral argument, she has experience providing trial support as appellate counsel, from pre-trial strategy through post-trial motions.
Prior to private practice, Mary served as a law clerk to the Honorable Corinne A. Beckwith of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and to the Honorable Todd E. Edelman of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She also served in a legal internship with the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Division’s Federal Programs Branch in Washington, D.C.
During law school, Mary was a student attorney in Michigan's Human Trafficking Clinic, where she represented foreign and domestic victims of human trafficking. After law school, she worked as a fellow and legal consultant at the United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime, in the Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, in Vienna, Austria. Later, Mary served as an executive board member and later as an advisory board member of the Amara Legal Center, a D.C.-based non-profit that provides free legal services to survivors of sex trafficking.
In addition to her legal training and experience, Mary's undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology offers clients a competitive advantage when complex medical and legal issues intersect.
- Powers v. HCA, Inc. et al (2019): Defended a pathologist through a 9-week trial in Broward County, Florida. The case settled during the third hour of jury deliberations.
- Manzaro v. HCA, Inc., et al, 254 So 3d 575 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018), review denied Manzaro v. HCA, Inc. et al, 2018 WL 6605837 (Fla. Dec.17, 2018): Obtained an order dismissing the case against our client physician for plaintiff’s failure to comply with Florida’s Medical Malpractice Act’s presuit requirements at the trial level and successfully defended the order dismissing the case with prejudice on appeal through both Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.
- Chambers v. Heartwell, et al (2018): Along with Foley & Mansfield's Miami trial team, obtained a defense verdict for our cardiologist client after a two week trial and 3 hour jury deliberation, in a Miami-Dade County Florida case where the plaintiff had alleged that our client negligently ordered a transesophageal echocardiogram for her. Plaintiff sought more than $750,000 in damages.
- Ford v. Elder (2016): Worked with Foley & Mansfield team to obtain a defense verdict in Martin County, Florida, on behalf of an emergency room doctor following an 11-day trial involving the alleged failure to diagnose timely Plaintiff’s ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Plaintiff sought over $5.4 million in damages. The co-defendant settled three weeks before trial.
- Bery v. Fahel: 194 So.3d 1099 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016): Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal held that in a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff's attorney's failure to provide a corroborating affidavit during presuit constituted a failure to comply with presuit investigation requirements. The appellate court affirmed award for physician's attorney's fees and costs expended during presuit.
- Bruce v. Pradhan: 210 So. 3d 51 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016); Second District affirmed summary judgment for infectious disease physician whom the plaintiff alleged was negligent for not diagnosing a blood clot while the physician treated the patient for sepsis.
- Townes v. National Deaf Academy, LLC, 197 So. 3d 1130 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016): Fifth District affirmed dismissal of medical malpractice claims due to statute of limitations having run, holding that notice or knowledge on the part of the plaintiff's attorney can be considered notice or knowledge on the part of the plaintiffs for the statute to begin running.
IN THE NEWS
Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been named to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® list.
August 29, 2018
Florida Medical Malpractice Team Wins at Trial, Appeal
Foley & Mansfield’s medical malpractice defense trial team successfully defended our client physician at the trial level and through the plaintiff’s subsequent appeal, obtaining an appellate affirmance of the trial court’s dismissal of the case with prejudice.
August 1, 2018
Miami Med Mal Team Mounts Successful Physician Defense
The Miami trial team of Kevin O’Connor, Kelly Casey and Mary Street mounted a successful defense this month in a case that involved allegations against our client, a cardiologist.