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.