Mary L. C. Daniel is a native Virginian from the Winchester area. The fourth of five children, she was raised on a cattle farm in Frederick County she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and Juris Doctor from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.
Mary began practicing law in Martinsburg, West Virginia and then in Berryville, Virginia, as an associate attorney in the areas of real estate, insurance defense, estate administration and litigation, as well as contract negotiation and enforcement. In 1998, she opened her own practice in Winchester. She also served part time as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Winchester, prosecuting domestic violence and sexual assault cases for 7 years. Mary is a member of both the Virginia and West Virginia State Bars, and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mary has also been an instructor for the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy.
From 2003-2008, Mary served as a member of the Clarke County Planning Commission where she worked to ensure that any proposal before that body included a water impact study in its process. From 2007 through 2015, Mary served as a member of the Berryville Town Council, and now represents the Berryville District on the Clarke County Board of Supervisors.
Mary’s public service has also included providing assistance to several non-profit organizations in the region, including the Stephens City Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, the Mary Ellen Kerr Scholarship Fund, the Frederick County Rotary Club, the Board of Blue Ridge Legal Services, the Council Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and the Coalition for Racial Unity.