An associate in the firm's litigation group, Monica de Leon focuses her trial practice on the defense of public entities, such as municipalities, transportation providers and school districts. She has served as managing associate on several high profile cases involving wrongful death police shootings, excessive force and wrongful arrest, employment disputes, and cross-over medical malpractice. In addition to her public entity defense practice, Monica has experience in medical malpractice, civil rights, business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, and toxic tort litigation, at both the state and federal levels.
Monica's involvement in litigated matters includes all aspects of cases, from inception through resolution. This includes executing written discovery plans, conducting and defending depositions, arguing motions, and all other aspects of trial preparation. Monica is committed to open lines of communication with her clients, making sure to keep them informed with respect to discovery, pleadings, and case status.
Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Monica was a litigation associate with Archer Norris in Los Angeles. Monica was also a litigation associate with Pond North LLP in Los Angeles, where she defended corporations in wrongful death and personal injury matters involving toxic tort/asbestos claims. She has also represented financial institutions and lenders in litigation including alleged FDCPA and TCPA violations, and has worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable James D. Otto in the California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles.