With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Monique Lopez fulfilled her life-long dream in 2017 to become a lawyer to protect people and their interests. Today, she represents individuals and insurance carriers involved in civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction defects, personal injury, and premises liability matters. Monique is fluent in English and Spanish. She is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Before enrolling in Ave Maria School of Law, Monique was a legal assistant in Henderson Franklin’s family law department. While in law school, she was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, as well as the book award for Research, Writing, and Advocacy. Monique also served as the Mentor Chair of the Women’s Law Association, as well as Associate Editor and Executive Articles Editor on the Ave Maria Law Review. Also during law school, she was a judicial intern for the Honorable Sherri Chappell in the United States Middle District Court.
Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Monique was an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, served as a litigation lawyer with a national personal injury law firm, and then served as insurance defense counsel for a local firm, handling personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Born in Miami, Florida, from Cuban immigrant heritage, Monique currently resides in Cape Coral with her son, two daughters, and two toy schnauzers. When not working, she loves to escape to North Carolina and Tennessee and enjoy the outdoors with her family.