Maria Aguilera is an associate attorney based in the Charlotte Cranfill Sumner office where she focuses on civil litigation matters.

Maria received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law where she served as the President of the Latinx Law Student Association and founded the law school’s first latinx scholarship for incoming students. Maria also spearheaded the law school’s first student-led Diversity Equity and Inclusion advisory committee to the Dean. Maria developed her research and writing skills as a member of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy. She found her passion for litigation and client advocacy by serving in the Wake Forest Innocence & Justice Clinic, and working as a clerk at a criminal defense firm and at Cranfill Sumner.

Prior to law school, Maria attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude, with a concentration in legal studies and a minor in psychology. During her time at Samford, Maria studied victim advocacy and multicultural sensitivity training while working at a non-profit serving victims of human trafficking in London.

In her free time, Maria enjoys traveling, yoga, and mixology.