Born and raised in Westmoreland County, Maria focuses her practice on corporate and contract law, civil and orphan’s court litigation, and estate planning and administration. She founded of Rossi Legal Co. in 2022 after working at another local firm for 4 years. She is an active member of the Westmoreland Bar Association by serving on the Membership Committee and as the Chair of the Young Lawyer Division.
In the local community, Maria serves on multiple non-profit boards across Westmoreland. She serves as secretary of the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library and recently joined the Ligonier Valley Historical Society. Maria is also a founding board member of the Laurel Ridge Foundation which raises funds for other non-profits within Westmoreland County. For multiple years, Maria has participated in the Visionaries program of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.
Maria is a graduate of Washington and Lee School of Law where she was an active member of the Women’s Law Society Organization and Powel Board. She was also lucky enough to be chosen for a human-rights trip to Tanzania during her third year of law school.
In her practice, Maria focuses on each client’s individual circumstances and works closely with them to provide a solutions and recommendations. Working with both buyers and sellers, Maria guides her clients from inception of a deal until closing, including, but not limited to, negotiating, drafting, and finalizing multiple transaction documents. Maria counsels and advises clients on choice of entity issues and appropriate business structure based upon clients’ needs, including appropriate ownership structure issues and recommendations. Concurrent to her estate practice, she enjoys aiding clients regarding business succession issues and business exit strategy.
Maria regularly advises clients regarding personal estate planning, business succession issues, and draft appropriate documentation to necessitate an exit strategy for closely held businesses. Maria takes pride in advising clients on proper estate plan structure and works together with her clients to draft and finalize, wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, living wills suited for their individual needs. Maria is also available to aid clients with estate administration for both small estates and large estates.
Maria currently resides in Unity with her boyfriend and myriad of rescue animals. When not working, Maria enjoys raising backyard chickens and hiking with her dogs. She is also an avid traveler. She is certified in scuba diving and enjoys taking vacations to coral reefs to explore the underwater wildlife.
Pennsylvania Bar; FMCS Becoming a Labor Arbitrator Certification