Mary Conner Pool
Montgomery & Opelika, Alabama
Mary Pool is a shareholder of Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C. Mary has a unique background in finance in that she has 20 years of experience in the financial industry including a national bank. She worked in various departments during these years, including marketing, loan product management, conversions and acquisitions, loan servicing and project management. In 2004, Mary decided to leave banking and become an attorney. She started law school at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery. Her goal was always to find a position that was able to use her financial background for the better and that led her to her work family at Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C. Mary cares about every person that walks in her office and enjoys assisting her clients from intake to discharge in their bankruptcy process.
Mary primarily practices bankruptcy law, chapter 13 and chapter 7. She also helps clients with their social security appeals if they are denied social security. She has represented thousands of clients over the past 11 years.
Mary was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both her mother and father were born in Virginia as well so she still has family there. Mary’s father was in the Army so they moved around a lot until she was 7 when her father transferred to Anniston, Alabama. She went to high school in Saks and most of her family still lives in the Anniston area. In the early 90s, Mary moved to Montgomery and she has called it home ever since. Mary is married to a lifetime resident of Montgomery, Greg Pool, and they have one daughter.
Auburn University at Montgomery, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2002
Member of Delta Epsilon Kappa, Accounting Honor Society
Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2007
Editor-in-chief of Jones Law Review 2006-2007
Treasurer of the Women’s Student Association
Selected as Who’s Who among student in American Universities and Colleges
Received a merit scholarship in 2006
Alabama State Bar, 2007
Middle District of Alabama, 2008
Southern District of Alabama, 2008
U.S. Tax Court, 2014
Honors & Awards
Selected as Montgomery Advertiser’s 2019 Best of the Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Montgomery
Memberships & Affiliations
Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
Alabama State Bar Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Member
Alabama State Bar Women’s Section, Member
Alabama State Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
Civil Forfeitures of Real Property in Alabama: Lack of Knowledge is Power to an Innocent Owner, Jones Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, Annual 2006
Legal Seminars & Presentations
Speaker for Montgomery Area Legal Secretaries in 2009.
Local Charity Participation
First Baptist Church, Member
Junior League, Member
Montgomery Area Outreach, Volunteer
Brantwood Children’s Home, Volunteer
Joy to Life Foundation, Supporter
HandsOn River Region, Supporter
Exodus Community, Volunteer
Rebuilding Together Central Alabama, Volunteer
Saint James School Parent Association, Vice President
Favorite Local Restaurant
Mary’s favorite restaurant is Charles Anthony’s “The Pub” Restaurant
What I like best about my job
I love interacting with people and helping to provide them solutions to their financial needs. Nothing brings me pure joy than to hear someone say “I am going to be able to sleep tonight” after I am able to help take away their financial stress.
Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C.
311 Catoma Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Bond, Botes, Shinn & Donaldson, P.C.
114 North 8th St, Suite D
Opelika, AL 36801
Tel: (334) 887-7666
Fax: (334) 513-7219