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Maria T. Black*

Director of Administration & Office Operations

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Maria brings considerable experience in legal office administration to her role at Michael Best. She leads the firm’s Office Administration and Operations Managers team, ensuring quality and efficiency across operations and legal support functions, and spearheads process improvement and professional development initiatives.

Before joining the firm, Maria led office administration and operations for an international AmLaw 100 firm’s Chicago office, and previously worked in a similar role for a full-service AmLaw 200 firm where she managed four offices in Chicago, Denver, San Diego, and Cleveland.

Maria is a Certified Legal Manager (CLM).

Professional Activities

  • President, Chicago Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators, 2022-2023




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