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Maria Makar

Maria Makar joined Loevy & Loevy in 2022. She is an attorney with the firm’s Prisoners’ Rights Project, which focuses on protecting the rights of individuals in jails, prisons, and other detention facilities throughout the country.

Before joining Loevy & Loevy, Maria worked on prisoners’ rights and commercial litigation at another firm. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jill A. Otake of the District of Hawaii and the Honorable Kenneth K. Lee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Maria received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from University of Iowa. While in law school, Maria volunteered for the Prison Legal Assistance Project and the South African Human Rights Commission and was Co-Chair of the Mississippi Delta Project and the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Prior to law school, Maria volunteered as a crisis interventionist and suicide first-aid respondent.

Harvard Law School, 2017

  • J.D.

University of Iowa, 2014

  • B.S. with honors
  • Honors Writing Fellow
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Phi Eta Sigma