As a civil litigation attorney, Monique is experienced in representing victims of trauma and vulnerable populations in the areas of employment, education, civil rights, and personal injury. Monique focuses on work to end discriminatory practices across all settings including education, employment, and housing. Her work encompasses all areas of civil litigation from personal injury cases such as car accidents, domestic violence, and sex abuse to broad civil rights litigation enforcing individual rights under state and federal law. Monique’s employment law experience spans from work to prevent discrimination, harassment, and unsafe and unhealthy conditions in the workplace to wage and hour disputes and farmworker protections. In education law, Monique works to educate parents and students on their rights, to protect students from discrimination, bullying, and abuse, and to enforce the rights of students with disabilities to receive a Free Appropriate Public Education. Prior to joining Bamieh & De Smeth in 2018, Monique focused on her career as a public interest attorney and developed the fundamentals of mindfulness that she brings to her litigation practice – focusing on the client’s goals and unique needs, while finding creative ways to create meaningful and impacting change for the community.
In her free time, Monique enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and puppy, playing cornhole as a member of Santa Barbara Cornhole, writing poetry, and reading a good book. She volunteers her time with numerous organizations in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that support access to justice and equality for all.
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association||Treasurer||2020 - Present|
|Women Lawyers of Ventura County||Board Member||2020 - Present|
|Stanford Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Stanford University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2011|
|A.L.O. v. Regents of the University of California||Settled|
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