Marie remained in Virginia for her higher education by attending The College of William and Mary, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minor in government. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate in 2003 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Marie has practiced law since 2003 and has represented clients in matters concerning: Collections, Contracts, Business Law, Criminal & Traffic Violations, Domestic Relations, Estate Planning & Probate, and Landlord-Tenant issues. She is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Fauquier & Prince William County Bar Associations. Marie served on the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board from 2011 to 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar.