Maria Barone received her B.A. from Michigan State University in Communications. She graduated from Thomas Cooley Law School Cum Laude and in the top 5% of her class. Before entering private practice, she was employed at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., in Lansing, Michigan. She is a former adjunct professor at Thomas Cooley Law School. She is a member of the Family Law section for the State Bar of Michigan. She practices exclusively family law. Maria was a past Board of Director for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the Plymouth YMCA. She also formerly served as the Chairperson for the Plymouth Chamber Small Business Committee.