Mary Ann Couch supports her clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, natural resources, employee benefits, and financial services. She litigates in trial and appellate courts across the Southeast, and is licensed in both Alabama and Florida.
Mary Ann is prepared for every phase of litigation—from drafting and arguing dispositive motions and summary judgment briefs, deposing and interviewing witnesses, and navigating discovery disputes, to preparing for and participating in trial. She has handled dozens of state and federal appeals, and has successfully argued several cases before Florida appellate courts.
Mary Ann also advises clients on workplace issues and best employment practices and policies. She has experience drafting severance agreements, handling EEOC charges and claims for harassment and discrimination, and consulting with clients on compliance with federal law. Mary Ann also represents employers and insurers in ERISA litigation defending against benefit and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
In addition to her civil litigation practice, Mary Ann currently leads a team of attorneys representing pro bono an Alabama death-row inmate in a Rule 32 post-conviction proceeding.
Prior to joining the firm, Mary Ann was a law clerk to the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school at the University of Alabama, she was an Executive Editor of the Alabama Law Review and an active member of the Moot Court Board. Mary Ann is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (violin performance) and English.