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Newsmaker: Mary C. McGinley

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Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Noteworthy: Recently named Duquesne University School of Law Woman of the Year.

Age: 35

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Family: Husband Patrick Earley and daughter Kristina.

Education: Bachelor of arts in sociology, minor in gerontology, Penn State University, 1999; juris doctorate, Duquesne University School of Law, 2002.

Occupation: Lawyer of counsel at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and a member of the firm's business litigation and tort litigation groups.

Background: McGinley, a 2012 Athena Young Professional Award finalist, was named the Allegheny County Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2011 and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2010-2012). The Legal Intelligencer selected her as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in 2009. She is an active member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and served on several of its committees, including the Judiciary Committee that rates judicial candidates. She served on the Allegheny County Bar Foundation's board of trustees and co-chairs the foundation's Attorneys Against Hunger Campaign, an annual fundraising effort.

Quote: “I was really shocked with the award. When I saw the list of women who have been named in the past, there was a long list of women that I've really tried to emulate in my career, women who have done so much for me in my career and for the law. I was really honored.”

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