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Mary Ena Heath was raised in a family that loved and respected the law. Her father was an attorney for many years, and her uncle served as a judge. When Mary went off to college at the University of Alabama, she decided to forge a path of her own, earning a B.A. in English and French before going on to earn a Master of Education degree in secondary education and English. This eventually led to a fulfilling career in education where she taught secondary English and French to students in Mississippi and Alaska. Soon after she was named professor at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks where she taught freshman English. It wasn't until 1986 that an opportunity arose for her to return to her home state of Alabama to study law at the Unversity of Alabama School of Law.

Mary eventually decided to follow in her father's footsteps, and in 1990, earned her Juris Doctorate. She immediately began practicing in a variety of different areas that generally centered around business law. Since her career began, Mary has approached her profession with a unique sense of work ethic and a willingness to stick with a problem in order to find a solution, no matter how much time and research is required. She believes that viewing an issue from every possible perspective is a strength that can offer a solution to virtually any legal challenge she is facing.

I believe that seeing an issue from a variety of perspectives can be a great strength, and can help create novel solutions for complex legal issues.


It is through this approach that Mary has proudly served clients throughout the state of Alabama for over 25 years. She understands that many clients may walk in with preconceived notions about the law and attorneys, and are in need of someone they can trust to help them navigate a complex and often overwhelming legal system. She's learned that everything involved in the process — from the vocabulary and paperwork to the process of negotiating and settling — can be stressful and unfamiliar. That's why Mary encourages her clients to learn about the process as they move through the case so that her clients can understand the extent of the challenges they are facing, and the options they have to overcome these issues.

Through it all, Mary believes that her best asset is her ability to advise and provide excellent legal counsel to clients so that they can understand all of the options available to them. She is also committed to treating every client that enlists her services with compassion and respect. Her goal is to help her clients feel at ease throughout the process so that they know their needs are a priority from the moment they walk through the door. In the end, while Mary enjoys the challenges that her job provides, the biggest benefit remains to be the gratitude she receives for helping those who otherwise wouldn't be able to help themselves.

Mary Ena is the Missions Chair at her church, Huntsville First United Methodist Church, and she volunteers in the community. She received the Community Service Award from the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association in 2016.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1989
  • The U.S. District Court - Northern District of Alabama, 1989
  • The U.S. District Court - Middle District of Alabama, 1989

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association