Biography: Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1988. Ms. Hancock joined Wayman, Irvin & McAuley in 2016 after completing a Clerkship in the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County where she clerked for the Honorable Judge Bittner and the Honorable Judge David Klementik. Ms. Hancock’s prior experience additionally includes interning for Judge T. O’Brien in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and interning for a large Oil and Gas Company operating in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Ms. Hancock has been honored with the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Local Government Law; Pro Bono Program Certificate of Recognition, Allegheny County Bar Association; Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition, Duquesne School of Law; and Outstanding Marshal Award, Phi Alpha Delta International.
Education: Duquesne University School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree, 2015; University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, 2011. Ms. Hancock was the recipient of an Academic Scholarship and the Law Class of 1962 Scholarship.
Admissions: Admitted to Practice in the Pennsylvania Trial and Appellate Courts as well as the U.S.D.C. for the Western district.
Memberships: Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member; Federal Bar Association (2017-present); Allegheny County Bar Association, Member (2014-present); Allegheny County Young Lawyers Division, Public Interest Committee (2016-present); Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member (2015-present); Phi Alpha Delta, Member and Marshal (2012-present); Duquesne Business Law Journal, Member and Articles Editor (2012-2015); Duquesne Federal Litigation Clinic, Oral Advocate in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2014-2015); Duquesne Student Bar Association, Senator and Vice President (2012-2015); and Appellate Moot Court Board, Member and Coach (2013-2015).
Publications: Mary Hancock, “Comment: ‘Working from Home’ or ‘Shirking from Home’: McMillan v. City of New York’s effect on the ADA”, 16 Duq. Bus. L.J. 151 (2014).
Community Service: Boys and Girls Club, Volunteer (September 2015-present); Do the Write Thing Pittsburgh Essay Challenge, Volunteer (2015); Duquesne School of Law, First Year Oral Arguments, Judge (2016); and Wills for Heroes Project, Volunteer (2016-present).
Practice Areas: Products Liability; Employment Discrimination; Construction Litigation; General and Commercial Liability; Trucking Industry Litigation; Insurance Law; Real Estate Litigation; Professional Malpractice; Auto Law; Premises Liability Litigation.