Marree was raised in Kawhia and is the eldest of 7 siblings. She has a conjoint degree in Law and Arts (double major in Te Reo Māori and Māori studies) from the University of Waikato, where she was awarded with first class honours. Marree was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court in 2017 and joined Woodward Chrisp in April 2018.
Marree is the Tairāwhiti co-representative for Te Hunga Roia Māori (The Māori Law Society) and is an active member of the Hunga. She is also a trustee on her whānau trust and regularly gives her own time for kaupapa that are close to her heart.
Marree can assist with a range of legal issues including residential and commercial conveyancing, wills, trusts, enduring powers of attorney and Māori Land Law. She is known for her drive to advance Māori interests by assisting the aspirations of whānau, hapū and Iwi and she is particularly interested in giving practical legal advice in relation to Māori Land and Māori Governance structures so that clients can achieve their aspirations, whatever they may be.
Prior to joining Woodward Chrisp, Marree volunteered at the Community Law Centre in Christchurch and worked at the Māori Land Court as a Court Clerk and then as a Case Manager.
Marree enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, friends and whānau and building on her Te Reo Māori and mātauranga Māori.