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Maria C. Lopez


Charlotte, NC





Maria Lopez was born and raised in Matthews, NC. She is a graduate of Weddington High School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Maria received her law degree from Charlotte School of Law.

Before becoming an attorney, Maria worked as a section editor for Creative Loafing Media and spent many years as a legal assistant. She has also worked as a judicial extern for Union County Superior Court and spent time working with the Iredell County District Attorney's Office. Additionally, Maria enjoyed leading clinics for unrepresented litigants at the Mecklenburg County Self-Serve Center.

Maria worked as a social security disability attorney prior to joining The Downer Law Firm, P.A. She has conducted hundreds of hearings seeking benefits for her clients. She found this work rewarding and is thrilled to continue serving her community.

In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids and supporting her family's local restaurant business.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Wrongful Death
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2015


  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mecklenburg County Bar

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Red Cross
  • Project Alive
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society