Mary Fabre LeVine


Business Litigation

Mary Fabre LeVine

Mary LeVine practices in the areas of probate trust, commercial and business litigation trials and civil appeals. As a commercial litigator, Mary currently concentrates in the probate and trust litigation representation of lenders in commercial foreclosures, work-outs and related bankruptcy issues, defense of title insurance claims, real property litigation, landlord tenant litigation, collections, Americans with Disabilities Act litigation, contract negotiation, litigation and dispute resolution. As a member of the Florida and California Bars, Mary has extensive California experience in insurance defense matters handling first and third party claims and coverage litigation.

Mary is a former member of the  Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida board of directors, serving the southwest Florida Gulf coast counties. Mary is past president of the Manatee County Bar Association and past president of Port Manatee Propeller Club. Mary served on the grievance committee for the Florida Bar for District 12B.

Mary was named as “Member of the Year” by the Port Manatee Propeller Club for her overall commitment to the Club, particularly for spearheading its charitable efforts regarding a maritime-related public art project unveiled late 2012.  Mary has received the “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  The ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability.  An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.


  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member of the Year, Port Manatee Propeller Club, 2012

Bar Associations

  • Manatee County Bar Association
    • Member
    • President, 2007-2008; Director, 2004-2009)
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Manatee (Vice-President, 2005)
  • American Bar Association (Sections: Real Property, Trust and Estate Law)
  • The Florida Bar (Sections: Appellate Practice, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law)
  • The Florida Bar Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee (2007 – 2010)


  • Barrister, Manatee American Inn of Court, 2014 – present
  • Port Manatee Propeller Club
    • Board of Directors; First Vice President 2012; President 2013 – 2014
    • Chair, Southeast Region Annual Conference of The Propeller Club of the United States (SERAC), Bradenton, FL, 2014
    • Member of the Year, 2012
  • Leadership Manatee Graduate (2009 – 2010)


  • Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida
    • Board of Directors, former Member
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
    • Membership Committee
  • Bradenton Downtown Development Authority
    • former Member
  • Authority Public Art Advisory Board
    • Member (2009 – 2011)
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1978)
  • University of Rochester (B.A., English, 1971)

Reported Cases 

  • Mahon v. Safeco Title Insurance Company, 199 Cal. App. 3d 616 (3rd DCA 1988)
  • Fuhrman v. California Satellite Systems, 179 Cal. App. 3d 408 (3rd DCA 1986)
  • Swearinger Fall River Joint Unified School District, 166 Cal. App. 3d 335 (3rd DCA 1985)
  • Loney v. Superior Court of Nevada County, 160 Cal. App. 3d 719 (3rd DCA 1984);
  • Parrot Cove Marina, LLC v. Duncan Seawall Dock and Boat Lift, Inc., 978 So.2d 811 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2008)
  • Macort v. Goodwill Industries Manasota, Inc., 220 F.R.D. 377 (M.D. Fla. 2003)
  • Golden v. City of Bradenton Canvassing Board, 996 So.2d 861 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2008)
  • Crescenze v. Bothe, 4 So.3d 31 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2009)
  • Sherwood v. Slazinski, 162 So.3d 229 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)
  • FTTE, LLC v. First CZ Real Estate, LLC, 203 So.3d 165 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)

Representative Matters

Mary LeVine provides representation in relation to:

  • Trustees, personal representatives, charitable entities and/or beneficiaries in probate and trust litigation, including claims of undue influence and lack of capacity
  • Businesses and individuals in contractual disputes
  • Lenders in commercial foreclosures and related bankruptcy proceedings
  • Title insurance companies in resolving title claims
  • Plaintiffs and defendants in commercial collection matters
  • Employers and employees in the enforcement of employment contracts, including non-competition covenants
  • Creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and adversary proceedings
  • Majority and minority owners in corporate and partnership disputes and dissolutions
  • Buyers and sellers in real estate contract disputes
  • Brokers and owners in disputes regarding real estate commissions, and contracts
  • Retailers in vendor, infringement and lease disputes
  • Developers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and/or suppliers in construction litigation
  • Landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes
  • Engineers, architects, lawyers, and corporate officers and directors in professional negligence and/or malpractice claims
  • Civil appeals
  • Claims adjustor litigation matters
  • Lender liability claims and defense

Recent News


“Connecting to the World: SRQ Airport & Port Manatee” SB2 lunch symposium at IMG Academy Golf Club, Bradenton, FL 34210, October 22, 2014

Mary Fabre LeVine

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802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
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