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Monetta Elaine Burgess

Government Attorney

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Elaine Burgess

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kelly | June 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Ms. Burgess is extremely attentive to details and cares greatly about her clients and her work. The consummate professional. Highly recommended.
Posted by Alwaysnice | May 14, 2013
A-1, Outstanding, Competent Attorney
_______________________________ Monetta Elaine Burgess is an outstanding attorney. I am more than satisfied with her and the outcome she worked so hard to obtain on my behalf. She got a reduced fine and a deferment for me, which means no negatives on my driving record and no increased insurance; and for that I am eternally grateful. Here are some of the pluses (far too many for this writing, btw): • I appreciate the communications and the superb effort she put into working with me. • She is definitely the consummate professional. • Her attorney fees are reasonable. • She does not play games and tells you everything you need to know up front, so having her represent me went smoothly. • She is willing to help without being judgmental. • She listened patiently when I called. • She and/or her staff responded to my emails in a timely manner. • She got phenomenal results. • She did what she said she was going to do. • And, I felt secure knowing that Monetta Elaine Burgess was on the case and for that ... I am extremely fortunate. Furthermore, I have needed her help before, so I appreciate Monetta Elaine Burgess being there each time. I can only ask: How can you improve on perfection? The customer service and what she does as a skilled attorney are impeccable! I will certainly recommend her to friends and family. In fact, if you need an attorney, call her first! _______________________________
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Posted by John | October 30, 2012
Coquat Law firm is amazing!!
Everyone at the Coquat Law firm was so experienced and professional in handling my speeding ticket. While passing through a small town I got pulled over by their sheriff. He was going to make me pay an enormous fine, take a driving class, be on a probationary licence and I later found out that he had tried to fine me for driving by myself with only a permit instead of a licence (I had a licence, I'm 21 years old for petes sake). I called the Coquat Law firm and Elaine and Justin worked tirelessly to lower my fines and ease my sentense. After appearing in court for me they worked with the judge and prosecutor and talked them down to a very reasonable small fine. i was very pleased and didn't have to worry about the whole ordeal. i'll definately call them again if i ever get pulled over. they know their stuff!!!!
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Posted by Alwaysnice | August 28, 2012
Reliable, Trustworthy, Fair, Superb Attorney! I am eternally grateful to Monetta Elaine Burgess (Elaine) at The Coquat Law Firm for her incredible representation. Of course, a simple thank you and this limited comment space fall short of what I really would like to say and write with respect to the wonderful, timely, and professional way in which I was helped. I am not from here, but I have been travelling here to visit family and friends since the eighties. For some reason, starting late last year, I started getting traffic citations, which is something that had never happened in all of these years that I have been travelling back and forth here. I had heard of crazy, off-the-wall incidents about folks were getting traffic citations in the weirdest ways, but as the saying goes … I never thought it would happen to me. At any rate, it did; twice. Being from another state and the fact that I was driving someone else’s car (both times) upset me and scared me something fierce. Lack of knowledge of the court/legal system, the uncertainty of the situation, and the mean-spiritedness of the public servants absolutely stress you out. However, being represented by Elaine can alleviate all of that. She is brilliant and phenomenal! Briefly stated: 1) The flat rate quoted is the rate that was charged. She did not play the money games that so many other lawyers play, especially dealing with someone from out of town, 2) She responded to my inquiries in a timely manner and immediately took over my cases (two different cases at two different times), 3) Communication via the telephone and electronically through email was acceptable and that made things so much easier for me including receiving payment receipts via email (so commendable because it would have been difficult for me to go into their office), 4) Elaine communicated often and was very clear and precise in those communications, 5) She kept me informed every step of the way; I did not have to guess what was going on, 6) She was tenacious and stuck with the case no matter what. Elaine had to go to court on one of the cases more than twice, but she never complained to me at all … and she NEVER tried to increase the quoted rate, which you know some other lawyer from some other law firm would have done, 7) I was shown kindness, compassion, and concern (which goes a long way when you are feeling scared and stressed because of the horrible situation in which you find yourself), 8) When the cases were resolved, I received instant notification from Elaine, 9) Both cases were dismissed so neither the person whose car I was driving or I will lose points on our driving records or have our insurance rates go up because of the two traffic citations. In fact, for one of the cases, 2 charges were packed into one citation; however, one of those charges was totally dismissed! With regard to the 2nd charge on that same citation, I was given a 30-day deferred disposition and I had to pay a greatly reduced fine plus court costs which saved me financially. The second case dealing with a completely different citation was totally dismissed with no fine or probation or deferment at all. So choosing Elaine to represent me in court saved money and time and alleviated the apprehension, fear and uncertainly of the situation in which I found myself. The shear brilliance of Elaine shows not only what a terrific, keen, and determined attorney she is, but she represents her firm well. I highly recommend Elaine to anyone with traffic tickets/citgations. In my opinion, Elaine is such a consummate professional that you know her awesomeness carries over into her other areas of service. I hope that I never have to use her again to represent me on a traffic issue here, but if I do I will definitely call her. MONETTA ELAINE BURGESS IS A QUINTESSENTIAL ATTORNEY AND THE EPITOME OF QUALITY EXCELLENCE!
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The Coquat Law Firm, PC
  • 2010 - Present


  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010


  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Federal Court, Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bridges to Life
  • Volunteer
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Certificate
  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Burgess handled my traffic ticket and successfully kept it off my driving record."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her willingness to contribute to the AVVO community along with the substance of those contributions displays an attorney that is ready, willing and able to zealously advocate for her clients. I wouldn't think twice about referring a potential client to Ms. Burgess."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Burgess consistently provides excellent responses to traffic law questions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Burgess has always been very professional, very helpful, and is my go to authority for the inner workings of the San Antonio/Bexar County Courts."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"Monetta is highly intelligent, perceptive, passionate, to the point, and tough. I had the pleasure of being a friend and fellow student of hers in law school, as well as a fellow volunteer in a prison ministry program. She does not mince words and can read people very well (try be slick with her and you will regret it!). She is a very skilled and hard worker under any circumstances, but even more so if she finds a good cause. Anybody who works with Monetta will find themselves very fortunate to have an incredibly driven advocate and powerfully insighful counselor."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Elaine is an amazing traffic ticket lawyer. She devotes her practice exclusively to Class C misdemeanors - mostly speeding tickets, MIPS, CDL tickets, occupational licenses and DMV hearings. She cares about her clients above all and spends many, many late nights and early mornings in her office working on client cases to prove it."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Government Lawyer Monetta Elaine Burgess
Monetta Elaine Burgess
Government Attorney
Licensed for 13 years