Mary Sherlock defends her clients in general liability matters, automobile and industrial accidents and premises liability cases.
Mary has litigated numerous cases and is also a certified mediator by Delaware Superior Court. She has mediated both simple and complex cases in all courts.
She also handles coverage matters on behalf of insurers.
Mary is the new President of the Terry-Carey Inn of Court which includes both Delaware judges and attorneys.
Won a defense verdict in a national, large insurance company case with disputed liability and potentially high damages. The plaintiff, who was riding a bike and was struck by a car, lost a kidney and sustained other injuries and had medical bills of $730,000 and past and future wages that were estimated at another $250,000. The insured had limits of $25,000 which we tendered and the plaintiff refused to accept. The jury was out for one hour.
After a six day 12 person jury trial in the Superior Court of Kent County, Delaware, obtained a Defense Verdict on behalf of an insured company and its driver. The driver struck a tailgate that flew up and struck hood and windshield of Plaintiff's vehicle on Route 1 in Dover. Plaintiff was seeking over $100,000 for pain and suffering, permanent neck injuries and future projected medical expenses. Jury returned a defense verdict after deliberating 25 minutes.
Successfully defended the owner of manufacturing plant. A machine on wheels rolled over and crushed an employee’s ankle leaving him with severe injuries. The employee sued. The jury returned a defense verdict in 30 minutes.
- 02.19.16Presenter, “How to be Successful in a Small Firm or Solo Practice,” Kent County Courthouse
- 12.17.15Presenter, "The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Tool Kit," NBI Seminar, Dover, DE
- 12.11.15Presenter, “Preparation for Trial,” Superior Court Trial Practice and Ethics Program sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Harford Mutual v. Clariant – Del. Supr. Ct. Coverage Dispute
Cullen v. Dudley – Del. Super. 2013 WL422872 – Coverage Dispute
Cash v. East Coast Property Mgmt, Inc., 2010 WL2336867
Professional & Community Involvement
President, Terry-Carey Inn of Court
Superior Court Civil Rules Advisory Committee
Delaware Judicial Nominating Committee
Board of Directors of Murphy School in Dover, Delaware
Pro Bono Representative for Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)
Volunteer, Judge Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition