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Monica thrives on the law: practicing it, reading it, and researching it. Her practice focuses on bankruptcy and family/juvenile law, and she has a strong interest in appellate law, criminal law, and education law. While she loves having her nose buried in law books, her background in education allows her to make the law accessible and practical for all of her clients.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Monica was on the executive board of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and a fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. While in law school, she also took part in the Indigent Defense Clinic and the Domestic Violence Clinic.
Before coming to Godbey Law, she clerked for Judge Jeffery T. Kirby of the Warren County Domestic Relations Court and spent a semester as an intern with Judge John M. Williams of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court. Prior to passing the bar, Monica clerked at Godbey Law in family law and bankruptcy.
As a human rights fellow, Monica spent time in Uganda as part of a team studying acid violence and drafting proposed legislation to improve the way the Ugandan justice system aids survivors of that horrific crime. Her experiences there fueled her passion to make justice accessible for everyone.
Born in Davenport, Iowa, Monica was raised in York, Pennsylvania in a large family. She was a high school social studies teacher and debate coach in the Gettysburg, PA area while raising her two daughters. When her younger daughter went to college, Monica moved to Cincinnati and instantly fell in love with the Queen City and its people.
Monica is a trivia whiz and a news junkie, and she enjoys reading history books and watching documentaries. She and her husband Anthony spend their date nights going to the movies, comedy clubs, or cheering on the Reds. She is very proud of her two grown daughters, who work in broadcasting and politics.
J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
B.S. Ed. Millersville University