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Mary J.
Pedersen

Partner

Mary J.  Pedersen has been representing individuals and businesses in various commercial litigation and employment matters for over twenty years.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: mpedersen@wispearl.com
Assistant
Gina Avitello
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Ms. Pedersen’s practice is focused on the representation of individuals and businesses in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in wide-ranging matters including, business disputes, internal partnership/shareholder disputes, defense of employment discrimination claims, defense of educational institutions in premises liability matters, contract disputes, business torts and workplace discrimination and harassment.

Ms. Pedersen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she competed on the varsity gymnastics team. She received her law degree from Villanova University in 1997 graduating as a member of the scholastic honor society, Order of the Coif.  During her second and third years of law school, Ms. Pedersen was an Associate Editor for the Villanova Law Review, and published “Boudreau v. United States: Government Immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928 and the Effect of Outdated Legislation on Society.”

Representative Matters
  • Represents employers in the defense of employment practices claims including, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Counsels individuals and businesses regarding employment related matters, including employee misconduct investigations, policy and statutory compliance, regulatory proceedings, and enforcement of non-compete agreements.
  • Represents individuals and businesses in often contentious partnership/shareholder disputes and business dissolutions.
  • Represents educational institutions and businesses in the defense of personal injury claims and other premises liability matters.
  • Represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contractual interference claims, tort claims, and payment claims and defenses.
Previous Employment
  • Before joining Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, Ms. Pedersen was a shareholder at a prominent commercial litigation firm in Montgomery County.
Personal Interests
  • Ms. Pedersen lives in Pottstown with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys trips to Disney World with her family, watching her daughters compete in gymnastics, and NASCAR race day Sundays.
Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylavania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., History, 1994)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Montgomery Bar Association

American Bar Association

Mary J.
Pedersen

Partner

Mary J.  Pedersen has been representing individuals and businesses in various commercial litigation and employment matters for over twenty years.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Email: mpedersen@wispearl.com
Assistant
Gina Avitello
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Ms. Pedersen’s practice is focused on the representation of individuals and businesses in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in wide-ranging matters including, business disputes, internal partnership/shareholder disputes, defense of employment discrimination claims, defense of educational institutions in premises liability matters, contract disputes, business torts and workplace discrimination and harassment.

Ms. Pedersen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she competed on the varsity gymnastics team. She received her law degree from Villanova University in 1997 graduating as a member of the scholastic honor society, Order of the Coif.  During her second and third years of law school, Ms. Pedersen was an Associate Editor for the Villanova Law Review, and published “Boudreau v. United States: Government Immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928 and the Effect of Outdated Legislation on Society.”

Representative Matters
  • Represents employers in the defense of employment practices claims including, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Counsels individuals and businesses regarding employment related matters, including employee misconduct investigations, policy and statutory compliance, regulatory proceedings, and enforcement of non-compete agreements.
  • Represents individuals and businesses in often contentious partnership/shareholder disputes and business dissolutions.
  • Represents educational institutions and businesses in the defense of personal injury claims and other premises liability matters.
  • Represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contractual interference claims, tort claims, and payment claims and defenses.
Previous Employment
  • Before joining Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, Ms. Pedersen was a shareholder at a prominent commercial litigation firm in Montgomery County.
Personal Interests
  • Ms. Pedersen lives in Pottstown with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys trips to Disney World with her family, watching her daughters compete in gymnastics, and NASCAR race day Sundays.