Monica earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University in 1992 and her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 1999. Monica is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire. Monica joined the firm in 2015 after a long career with the New Hampshire Public Defender where she litigated cases in the District, Family and Superior Courts throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties. Monica is the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Seacoast Mental Health, Inc.
Beyond being an effective litigator, Monica’s previous career in indigent defense and her pre-law school work in mental health enabled her to hone skills in client counseling, negotiation, persuasion, and the art of distilling complex information for consumption by regular people. She has a non-nonsense style of quickly assessing a legal situation and helping clients refine their goals.
Monica assists with a wide variety of cases including general civil litigation, personal injury, business formation, nonprofit law, real estate transactions, and probate matters.
- New Hampshire
- U.S. District Court, New Hampshire
- Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
- Northeastern University, B.S.
- Vice -President, Board of Directors, Seacoast Mental Health, Inc.
Most people don’t like dealing with lawyers or having a difficult situation end up in court. The most important quality in a lawyer is the ability to get to know each individual client’s goals and tolerance for risk and then develop a plan tailored for that client. While I need to inform each client of all the means at his or her disposal, I also need to ensure my approach reflects the particular needs of each client. Client-centered. Cost-effective.
One of many great quotes about the law:
“…. Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief – resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave.” from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, “Notes for a Law Lecture” (July 1, 1850), p. 82.