Mary Jo R. Betzen

Associate Attorney

Mary Jo joined the Lidji Firm in 2013 as a law clerk while attending SMU Dedman School of Law. After graduating from law school in May 2015, Ms. Betzen accepted an associate position with the firm.  Ms. Betzen is in charge of handling all discovery matters and has trial experience as she sat second chair in the matter of Joshua Edlin v. Pamela Murray in County Court at Law Number 5, Dallas County, Texas.  Ms. Betzen’s work in the Edlin trial was essential to the victory obtained in late 2015.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Accidents
  • Serious Injury Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Drunk Driver Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Premises Liability Injuries
  • Products Liability.

 Professional Memberships

  • Member of American Bar Association.
  • Member of Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Dallas Bar Association.
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas.

Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas, December 2015.


SMU Dedman School  of Law, Dallas, Texas, J.D., May 2015, graduated with honors

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, M.L.S.
Emphasis: Administrative Leadership

Charter Oak State College, New Britain, Connecticut, B.S.
Areas of study: Biology, Spanish


Golden Key International Honour Society

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

SMU Science and Technology Law Review Association

  • Executive Editor, 2014-2015
  • Staff Editor, 2013-2014