Mary Henrich grew up in Richardson, Texas, and received a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Texas and a JD degree from the University of Houston. She began practicing law in Houston as a tax attorney with a large law firm. When her husband was a medical resident in Portland, Oregon, Henrich worked as the supervising attorney for Multnomah County Legal Aid. During her husband's training as a nephrologist in Denver, Colorado, Henrich worked for the Supreme Court of Colorado supervising the disposition of ethics com plaints against lawyers and judges in Colorado. In Dallas, she had a solo private practice of law for eighteen years primarily in the area of family law.
Henrich is an experienced volunteer. In Dallas, she was a volunteer at the Woman's Way Back House, the Radio Reading Service for the Blind, ArtReach, and was a fund raiser for Ursuline Academy and Cistercian Preparatory School. She served as president of the 5,000 member Junior League of Dallas.
While in Maryland, Henrich volunteered for five years at the White House in the Social Office and as a writer for Mrs. Bush.
In San Antonio, Henrich has been active in the Master's Leadership Course, Impact San Antonio, and a board member of the Low Vision Resource Center, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Woman's Leadership Council of the United Way, Bexar County Medical Foundation and the Blood and Tissue center. Henrich has chaired the Women's Health Council, a non-profit dedicated to improving the health of women in San Antonio and south Texas.
Henrich serves as Honorary Chair of the State Employee Charitable Campaign for the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.