Mary Kogut-Lowell, J.D., M.B.A., M.A.

Mary an attorney at Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, where her practice focuses on nonprofit and small businesses and nonprofit housing developers. She is a member of the Florida and Michigan Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Middle District of Florida, and the Southern District of Florida.


Having owned, managed, and practiced in private law firms for many years, Mary has extensive experience in business law, management, contracts, and commercial litigation. She also worked as in-house counsel at a major airline.


Before joining Community Legal Services, Mary was the Director of Justice Programs at a state-certified domestic violence center, where she managed multiple programs designed to address the legal needs of survivors of domestic violence. She also served as the Managing Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit at the Florida Department of Children and Families.


In addition to practicing law, Mary enjoys teaching. She has taught in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida, and at the Florida A&M University College of Law, Barry Law School, the University of Michigan, and Valencia College.



  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School

  • Master of Business Administration and Management, the University of Florida

  • Master of Arts in Romance Languages and Literatures, the University of Michigan

  • Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages and Literatures, the University of Michigan



  • Fluent in English and Spanish

  • Proficient in French

  • Basic Polish

*Disclaimer: Florida Community Development Legal is not a law firm. Florida Community Development Legal is a project between Legal Aid providers: Bay Area Legal Services, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Legal  Services of Greater Miami, and Legal Services of North Florida. If you are eligible to become a client, you or your organization would become a client of one of the foregoing Legal Aid providers.