Maria was born in Anderson, South Carolina. She graduated cum laude from Clemson University in May, 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy of Law and a minor in Legal Studies. While at Clemson University, Maria was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and a dedicated member of the IPTAY Collegiate Club, serving as a Sports Marketing Liaison for Clemson Athletics. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Charleston School of Law in December, 2013. She served as the Vice Chair of the Honor Council and was a member of the Women in Law Association. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association.
Maria joined the Payne Law Firm in July, 2019. Prior to joining Payne Law Firm, LLC, Maria practiced law in the Lowcountry for several recognizable firms. For three years she was a managing attorney at a real estate law office in Mt. Pleasant, supervising and handling a large volume of closings. Her practice emphasizes residential and commercial real estate closings, business law, wills and probate administration. Maria resides in Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband Justin B. Robinette, their daughter Lillian and their two German shorthaired pointers.