Mary Ann was born and lived in Lancaster County until 1987. A graduate of Penn State University, Mary Ann earned her BS in Public Policy before earning her JD from Widener Law School. Together with her husband Bob she opened the firm of Claraval & Claraval in October 2001. Mary Ann was selected by the Common Pleas Judges of the Dauphin County Court as an arbitrator for Dauphin County.
Mary Ann began working as a paralegal for Adler and Claraval in 1990. While in Law School Mary Ann interned in the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. Mary Ann’s practice includes representing only plaintiffs in personal injury cases such as motor vehicle accidents, social security disability, trip and falls and dog bites. Mary Ann has also successfully represented chiropractors across Pennsylvania, recovering bills for their treatment rendered to auto accident victims.
Mary Ann was an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) and the Dauphin County Bar Association.
Mary Ann is an active fundraiser and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the YWCA since 2006 and served as President in 2013. At the YWCA she serves as a member of the Investment Committee, Governance Committee and Legal Clinic Committee.
Mary Ann is a member of the MS Diamond Committee. Since 2008 she has served as co-chair of the MS Diamond’s Committee, which sponsors an annual Polo Match pitting Pennsylvania against Maryland in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Mary Ann is also a member of the MS Leadership Club and now serves on the Leadership Committee.
Mary Ann has been a mentor for Widener Law School students since 2001 and has been a member of the St. Thomas Moore Society since 1998.
Through the Big 33 Football Classic, Mary Ann and Bob are sponsors of the Sr. Mary Melanie R.S.M. Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded each year to a Catholic high school student pursuing a career in education. The scholarship honors Mary Ann’s “Aunt Mary” who was a dynamic women, and member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy for 50 years as well as an educator and principal.
Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her husband Bob and two sons, Scott and his wife, Amber Murr and Eric Murr. She is an avid Penn State Football fan, enjoys cooking and is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate.