Mary Elise Gard

Mary Elise is Fried & Bonder’s Office Manager and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s operations, including finances, marketing & office administration. She is the juggler that keeps all of the firm’s moving parts going and in the same orbit.

Mary Elise Gard joined Fried & Bonder in the summer of 2017 upon receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.

Mary Elise, an Atlanta native, grew up just south of the Atlanta airport in Peachtree City. She credits her many years deeply involved in the soccer community as the foundation for her beliefs in team work and relationships. Prior to joining Fried & Bonder, Mary Elise interned with Fayette County State Court Judge Thompson.

Outside of work, Mary Elise likes to spend her time traveling, running, and reading. She loves Atlanta for its great food and music scene. So, she is always looking for an excuse to try a new restaurant with her friends and family. She can regularly be found around the East-side beltline with her sister Erin, and their rescue dogs, George and Lewis.