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Mary E. Varni

Mary E. Varni


Modesto Office 209.576.0111 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Ms. Varni is an associate in Berliner Cohen’s Estate Planning and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Varni concentrates her practice in estate planning, probate, trust, and estate litigation, and trust and probate administration.

Prior to joining Berliner Cohen, Ms. Varni worked at McCormick Barstow, LLP, gaining valuable litigation and trial experience.


  • Fourth generation resident of Stanislaus County.
  • Enjoys gardening, outdoor recreation, and traveling with family.

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California


  • People v. Sanchez and Trial Admissibility, Stanislaus County Bar Association, co-presenter, August 23, 2019

Activities / Memberships

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Wray Ladine Inn of Court
  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter

Academic Positions

  • McGeorge School of Law, Student Bar Association, Vice President
  • University of the Pacific Law Review, Comment and Articles and Symposium Editor
  • McGeorge School of Law, Moot Court Honors Board


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Bachelor of Arts, Economics with Philosophy Minor, 2007