Primary Practice Areas:

  • Diverse areas of general commercial, business, construction, and corporate litigation
  • Real Estate matters
  • Real Estate Title actions
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Environmental matters
  • Formation of Business Entities
  • Simple wills, P.O.A., living will, & health care surrogate forms
  • MBE, WBE, SBE and DBE certification
  • General Corporate Law
  • Mediation (Circuit Civil, and including HOA/COA matters)


  • Lenders in commercial foreclosures and related loan workouts or settlements
  • Lenders in HOA/COA related matters
  • Title underwriters in real estate-related title claims
  • Various parties in FDIC-involved litigation issues
  • Contractors in lien foreclosure and contract-related matters
  • Creditors in bankruptcy matters
  • Small and large business owners on various contract matters and litigation
  • Commercial landlords and tenants in lease negotiations
  • Individuals on various types of litigation
  • Parties Involved with the Formation of Business Entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, etc.


  • 14 years of experience in civil courts, conducting trials and evidentiary hearings, including attorney fee hearings
  • 5 years of experience as an Assistant State Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit, conducting collectively, over 100 jury and non-jury trials and evidentiary hearings
  • Retired law enforcement (Sergeant)
  • Facilitator and moderator for Leadership Law
  • Experienced trainer for homeowner and condominium association directors on various issues while serving as director on the former Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance
  • Former Speaker for the City of Orlando Neighborhood Community Services – director for training seminars
  • NBI Seminar Speaker on various topics
  • Experience as witness for attorney fee hearings
  • Circuit Civil Mediator


  • The Florida Bar (1995)
  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District Bankruptcy Court


  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV  

​        (This rating is awarded on the basis of extensive and

         confidential reviews conducted among an attorney's

         professional legal peers and represents the highest

         standard of legal ability)

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar, Member, Environmental & Land Use Law Section
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, Construction & Real Property Section
  • Orange County Bar Association-Executive Council Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • Central Florida Partnership -2014 Leadership Alumni
  • Conductive Education Center of Orlando-Board of Directors
  • CREW Orlando/CREW Network
  • Tiger Bay Orlando

Community Activities

  • Ms. Etzler serves as A Guardian Ad Litem in Orange County, Fla.
  • Previously served for several years as a Citizen's Dispute Mediator
  • Past president of the Christian Service Center (2010-2011)
  • Leadership Orlando Graduate (Class of 75)
  • Political Leadership Institute Graduate (2008)
  • Past president of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2009-2010)
  • Serves as Secretary for the George C. Young, Inns of Court
  • Serves on the Executive Council for the Orange County Bar Association
  • Serves on The Florida Bar's Consumer Protection Committee
  • Served 5 years as her homeowner's association's president
  • Serves as the program facilitator and moderator for the Orange County Bar's prestigious, award winning, Leadership Law Program
  • 2010 awarded alumni of the year – Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 2012 awarded Orange County Bar Association's Executive Council Member of the year
  • 2012 recognized as Guardian Ad Litem for providing over 600 hours of service to children in foster care


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D. (1995)
  • University of South Florida, B.S. (1990)
  • AA Law Enforcement: MN - 1977

Mary Ann grew up in the Midwest and moved to Central Florida in 1978.  A retired police sergeant for the City of St. Petersburg, Mary Ann is married with two children. Mary Ann enjoys practicing martial arts and weight training, and is committed to helping children through her various community service activities.




finding & understanding options is key

Whether you need a litigation attorney for the courtroom or a transactional attorney to prepare, 

negotiate, or review complicated contracts or other documents, Etzler Law provides the experience you need.  

We take pride in unmasking the complicated legal maze that underscores many client matters, and we explain options in common sense language.

Knowing how the justice system works under many different circumstances, is a key component to unlocking opportunities for a client's success. 

Serving all of Florida

- Mary Ann Etzler's 15 years of law enforcement experience, and 23 years of legal practice offer a distinctive combination of life and courtroom experience that make her uniquely situated to handle  a variety of legal matters. -

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