With over twenty years of trial experience in North Carolina and
Louisiana, Mary Jude Darrow, attorney at law can ably represent
you and yours in following legal areas:
Representation in criminal matters in United States District Court,
and all North Carolina courts.
Appellate Brief Writing and Representation before United States Court of Appeals (Fourth and Fifth Circuits), the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and all Louisiana Courts.
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Estate Planning.
She has extensive background and experience in the following legal areas:
licensed to practice in: North Carolina, Louisiana, United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits.
Mary Jude was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Department of Justice from 1990-2004.
In the Eastern District of North Carolina, Mary Jude investigated and prosecuted major insurance fraud cases, high profile narcotics cases, violent offenders, and weapons violations.
In the Eastern District of Louisiana, Mary Jude investigated and prosecuted bank fraud, insurance fraud and health care fraud cases, as well as high profile narcotics cases. For a period of time, she was the Health care fraud coordinator for the office.
In both Districts, Mary Jude wrote a number of appellate briefs, and has argued her cases before both the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mary Jude received numerous awards and honors over the years, including the Attorney General's Award for Superior Performance, and the Department of Health and Human Services, Inspector General's Integrity Award.
Mary Jude served the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant Director in the Office of Legal Education, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. While there, she coordinated continuing legal education courses for Assistant United States Attorneys and Department of Justice attorneys throughout the country.
Prior to her federal employment, Mary Jude was an Orleans Parish (Louisiana) Assistant District Attorney, and prosecuted a full range of cases, including Juvenile matters, Misdemeanors, and all felonies, including first and second degree murder. She tried over 150 jury trials in the four years she worked as an Assistant District Attorney.
Mary Jude also has extensive teaching experience, having travelled as a Lecturer to the Narcotics Conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July, 2000, sponsored by OPDAT, Department of Justice. She also lectured for the Office of Legal Education - Department of Justice, the National College of District Attorneys, and as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University Law School.
Mary Jude has been actively involved in the community since her graduation from law school, including the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Easter Seals/United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans, United Way of Greater New Orleans, and Life Plan Trust of North Carolina
Mary Jude obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana, and her Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting from Clarkson University.
She has also qualified as a Certified Public Accountant