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Monica is an associate at Carrington Coleman. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation at the state and federal level, and in arbitration. Monica represents parties on both sides of the “v.” in disputes of all sizes and levels of complexity, including directors, officers, and companies in connection with fiduciary-duty and other types of director-and-officer litigation, employers and employees in disputes regarding non-compete obligations and misappropriation of trade secrets, and clients who are both pursuing, and faced with, breach-of-contract and fraud claims. Monica assists clients in all phases of a case, from pre-litigation demand through discovery, motion practice, and eventually trial.

Before joining Carrington Coleman, she worked as a litigation associate at the law firm of Goldfarb PLLC from 2014-2018, where she handled pre-trial discovery matters and second-chaired disputes at trial and arbitration. Prior to working at Goldfarb PLLC, Monica served as a law clerk to the Hon. Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee from 2013-2014. During her time with Judge Mays, she managed his civil docket and prepared court documents related to a number of different legal issues, including federal and state securities litigation, complex commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and a First Amendment appeal, among others.


University of Texas School of Law
J.D., 2013
Article Editor, Texas Law Review

Rhodes College
B.A., History, 2010

Court Admissions

Texas, 2013

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee


Member, State Bar of Texas

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Trial Skills Committee

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Mock Trial Committee

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Samuel H. Mays, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2013-2014.


Co-Author, Are You SOL in Trying to Enforce a Statute of Limitations in Arbitration?, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2019 Issue Three (November 2019).

Honors and Distinctions

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation, 2021