Monique is an experienced litigator specializing in the areas of labor and employment, constitutional, probate and general commercial law. She has extensive experience litigating wrongful termination, employment discrimination and sexual harassment matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, and also provides general employment counseling, including hiring, firing and severance issues. Her commercial litigation experience includes cases involving unfair competition, intellectual property disputes, contract disputes, misappropriation, and related business torts. She has represented both claimants and personal representatives in estate and trust contests.
Monique’s significant trial experience includes serving as trial counsel in a $9 million breach of fiduciary duty action, resulting in a complete defense jury verdict for Ms. Alonso’s client; trial counsel in a $400 million dollar will contest resulting in judgment for the client; defense counsel in multiple claims hearings in a sexual discrimination class action; and trial counsel in a federal constitutional challenge to California’s unitary taxation policy.
University of California at Davis, A.B. with highest honors 1983 and a member of Phi Beta Kappa
University of Californi at Los Angeles, J.D. 1986
Affiliations & Memberships
Bar Association of San Francisco
State Bar of California
Monique has received public recognition for her pro bono activities, including the State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services. She has been named an Outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer by the Volunteer Legal Services Program as well as receiving repeated commendations from that program.
Contributing author to The Labor Beat, Messing Adam & Jasmine’s periodic publication highlighting topics germane to public sector labor and employment