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Monrae Leanna English

Medical malpractice Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.5   16 reviews

About Monrae

Learn Monrae’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Birth injury
    25%
    Birth Injuries, Delay of Diagnoses, Should Dystocia Injuries, Death

  2. Child abuse
    25%
    There has been no better time to get closure and justice if you were molested or sexually abused as a child. A newly enacted 2020 Law allows us to go after your abuser no matter when the abuse occurred.

    17 years

  3. Employment and labor
    25%
    Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, FMLA -medical leave violations (requesting or returning), Pregnancy discrimination

    17 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    25%
    Wrongful death, Delay of diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, Falls, Botched Surgical Procedures

    17 years

Monrae L. English was an attorney at Wild, Carter & Tipton - the Oldest Law Firm in Fresno for almost sixteen years. In 2021, Ms. English founded "Tower Law" to help continue her practice helping victims of employment discrimination/wrongful termination; medical malpractice and accidents resulting in serious injuires.

Ms. English received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from California State University, Fresno and received her Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law School in Sacramento, California. Ms. English also holds a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.

While Ms. English has trial experience in many practice areas, her primary focus has been civil trial practice, with an emphasis on helping victims and their families after suffering catasptrophic abuse, injury or death.  Practice areas include Childhood Sexual Abuse - Molestation, Elder Abuse and Medical Malpractice. Ms. English also practices in the area of Employment Law with an emphasis in discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations.

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 08/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Tower Law
1271 North Wishon Ave
Fresno, CA, 93728

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Frieda | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was able to convict the other attorney gathering evidence and asking impulsive, yet calculated smart witted questions
Monrae English, great lawyer, was able to stop the other lawyer using her mighty fine batch of evidence. Kept the court on its toes at all times. Never knew when to give up, always tacky and ruthless to the end. Would yell a lot, but would have good points when she needed to talk. You never could predict her, she's as sneaky of a weapon as they come. Someone put a suppressor on this girl!
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Posted by Veronica | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney that will fight for you
Monrae is an incredibly effective attorney. I was pleased with how responsive she was to my needs, even responding to my emails on the weekend or late evenings. She helped me with my medical malpractice case every step of the way and was able to get me a settlement amount more than I could have hoped for! I highly recommend her and will continue to do so to family and friends.
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Posted by Michael | October 27, 2013
Got a settlement almost 4 times higher than insurance initially offered
Ms. English is the best. She's organized, knows the law inside and out, and is smart as a whip. I initially just asked her to review an offer an insurance company made for an injury I suffered in early 2013. Ms. English told me the offer was far too low. To my surprise, she negotiated with the company and got them to offer a settlement that was almost four times what they initially offered. And I've already been paid. In case it isn't yet obvious, I'm overjoyed to have found her. Ms. English made this process so much easier and fair for me.
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Posted by Dave | October 24, 2013
Monrae English is an outstanding attorney!
Monrae English responded to my original e-mail in less than one hour! I met with her the very next day and started what I thought would be the very painful process of wrongful termination. Her positive attitude and ability to state facts about the law in my case quickly set my mind at ease and I knew I had the right representation. Throughout the next few months she kept me completely updated in such a personal & professional manor that I knew she took my case to heart and would do everything possible to ensure I was compensated fairly. The end result is that she did exactly what she said she would and won my case against a very powerful company that had no intentions of ever paying for the damages they caused. I can say with confidence that Monrae has changed my life for the better and I am very grateful for her accepting my case! Dave
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Posted by Rob | September 14, 2013
She is a great lawyer, silent lethal weapon and really knows her law.
So, I thought I could handle my own personal injury case. I jumped through every hoop that the insurance adjuster gave me (all the while telling me I should use a lawyer). When I was getting too close to my filing deadline with still NO resolution, I found Monrae English on the Internet. Cone to find out that I had waived ALL of privacy of my medical records and the only thing the insurance company was doing was building a case against me. I got duped but she saved me and turned it around.
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Posted by Lexi | July 23, 2013
Compassionate & intelligent
Ms English helped represent our family in a very difficult legal battle. She was thoughtful, intelligent and well spoken. We are very grateful for her services. Thank you, the Mattice family
Posted by Maria | July 23, 2013
All the best...
Monrae English was the best. She was really helpful, understanding, compassionate. Thank you so much, we could not have done it without you and Bill.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2012
Monrae is fast, efficient, and gets the job done.
A contract dispute that could have dragged out for months was resolved in less than a week. I received excellent legal guidance and she took immediate action to protect me against a wrongful claim. I would work with Monrae in the future and highly endorse her work.
Posted by Andrew | August 14, 2012
Employment Discrimination Case
I have and will continue to recommend Monrae to anyone who needs an oustanding, hardworking, caring attorney. Monrae took my case which several attornies turned down. She understood from the start the injustice that I suffered at the hands of my employer, and how important it was to expose the truth. Hours and hours of dedicated research and hardwork resulted in a superior court jury verdict in my favor. But more importantly she believed in me when I needed it most. And never wavered on this belief. I will be forever grateful. Thank you Monrae. -Andrew
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Posted by Bob and Vickie Fassett | August 9, 2012
$497,352.00 Jury Verdict In Our Case!
Monrae acheived a jury verdict of $497,352.00 in my case. This amount was almost five times more than the insurance policy!
Posted by DWAYNE | November 12, 2011
LEGAL WARRIOR
MONRAE IS VERY PERSISTENT IN DEFENSE OF A CASE. SHE IS THOROUGH IS HER RESEARCH AND POSITION IN REGARDS TO MY CASE. MONRAE ALSO WENT THE EXTRA MILE TO LET THE OPPOSITION KNOW SHE WOULD DO WHAT IT TAKES TO PROTECT MY INTRESTS.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2010
No Expulsion!
Ms. English represented us when our son's school district administrative team recommended expulsion. We believed this would be a violation of his First Amendment rights (Freedom of Speech). Because of Ms. English's tenacity, empathy, and professionalism our son was not expelled. Without her help I am certain we would not have achieved the outcome we wanted.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2010
Ms. English cares about her clients and is brilliant as well.
Ms. English handled my car accident which settled around one month ago. She seems to legitimately care about her clients and her case. From what I hear this is incommon for attorneys, especially ones that handle personal injury. She is not an ambulance chaser, she is classy in every way. I recommend her and she will handle all of my future legal matters if I am unfortunate to need her services in the future. From the bottom of my heart, thank you MOnrae English, THANK YOU!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2010
Best Lawyer Ever!
I have been so pleased with Monrae throughout the process of our lawsuit. She has made me feel respected and cared for. This is my first experience with a lawsuit and I feel that Monrae has helped this process be less stressful and exhausting. With great confidence I have already referred friends to Monrae. They are very pleased as well. As my son would say..."Monrae will be my lawyer for the rest of my life." She is truly the best in her field.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2013
Could not get a call back from Ms English
Hired her to handle my emolument case but had to let her go because u could not get her I return my phone calls.
Response from Monrae English July 20, 2013
Lawyer Comment: To be a client or to have a matter "handled" our office has to first accept the case. Although we did not accept this case, we wish this individual lots of luck in their pursuit. Posted about 2 years ago
Posted by Maria | June 16, 2011
Unprofessional and unresponsive
Wish I could give her no stars. Very unprofessional. Doesn't respond to any calls. Shows nil courtesy. Kept some of my important medical records and hasn't returned them. That's how much she responds to clients if she feels she can't make money out of them.
Response from Monrae English June 23, 2011
To be a client or to have a matter "handled" our office has to first accept the case. Although we did not accept this case, we wish this individual lots of luck in her pursuit.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wild, Carter & Tipton
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stammer, McKnight Barnum & Bailey
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 2005
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Gregg Jordan
  • $750,000
  • Fassett v. Correira
  • $497,000.00
  • Doe Williams v. Visalia Employer
  • Six-figure Settlement
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorney Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Central California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Central Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer Award
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyer Award
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer Award
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyer Award
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyer Award
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Northern California Rising Star Selection
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Northern California Rising Star Selection
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Northern California Rising Star Selection
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Who's Who Worldwide
  • Strathmore
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Attorneys in Northern California
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Attorney -Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Admission
  • United States Eastern District of California
  • 2009
  • Witkins' Award for Excellence --Settlements and Negotiations
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 2003
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • High Speed Rail -- Advice for Displaced Businesses, Farming Operations and Families
  • High Speed Rail -- Advice for Displaced Businesses, Farming Operations and Families
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (53)
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred mattes to Ms. English and she has always provided top level legal representation. She is dedicated to her work and keeps on top of current developments in the law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this Lawyer. I have had the tremendous privilege of trying 2 very long Medical Malpractice (Medical and Dental) Jury Trials with this incredibly capable and effective Trial Lawyer. I could not give a higher recommendation for an attorney than Monrae. She will fight for you when others won't. She is also a fantastic human being."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monrae English is a skillful and knowledgeable attorney. She is always prepared in court; i've heard her argue cases and motions and she makes very powerful points. She is an attorney you are looking for!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney English is well respected in the community for good reason. She is dedicated to achieving results for her clients on a daily basis."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse Monrae English on medical malpractice, elder abuse, nursing home negligence and employment cases. She is a passionate advocate on behalf of her clients and has the necessary skills to investigate and litigate complex cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Monrae English is an experienced attorney with exceptional skills. She will take your case to trial and will get results. She is thorough, prepared and passionate about her work. I highly recommend this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Monrae for more than five years. She is a highly skilled negotiator and litigator. I would not hesitate to use her services myself. I recommend her highly."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monrae is a well-respected top notch litigation attorney, knowledgeable in trial procedures and a professional in front of the court. She is prepared and concise and a definite "plus" to Fresno's community of strong counsel. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She advocates with tenacity for her clients and truly cares about the individuals she represents."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable, aggressive, great reputation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. English is an intelligent attorney who views cases from all perspectives. Ms. English is a zealous advocate and professional in her dealings. She has a strong team with an unparalleled depth of experience and I wholeheartedly recommend her without reservation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Monrae is dedicated and hardworking."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of trying a case with Monrae as co-counsel in June of 2012. I can tell you she's smart, works harder than the other guy and cares deeply about her clients. But the bottom line is I refer ALL of my Fresno/Bakersfield cases involving Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse cases to Monrae because she gets fantastic RESULTS. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Monrae routinely achieves amazing results for her clients and it is an honor to work with her at our firm. I offer Monrae my highest endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Ms. English has always been personable in my professional dealings with her."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because she is knowledgeable, responsible, and cares about her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Monrae. She is a very competent and professional lawyer in the area of personal injury."
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Employment and labor
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General practice
Criminal defense
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Criminal defense
Contracts and agreements
Employment and labor
Fresno Medical malpractice Lawyer Monrae Leanna English
Monrae Leanna English
Medical malpractice Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 17 years