Monica Monroy joined Murray Jamieson in April 2017. She was called to the bar in May of 1994.
She is a trial lawyer practising in the area of civil litigation. Monica gained experience with insurance defence cases and personal injury claims while working as in-house counsel with a large insurance corporation. She has represented clients in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. Monica also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and has represented clients at mediation and settlement conferences.
Monica Monroy was born in the Philippines. She grew up in East Vancouver and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. She attended the University of Calgary for her first year of law school and completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Victoria.
While attending law school at UVic, Monica was a director of the Legal Information Clinic and she also worked as a research assistant to law professors in the areas of international environmental law, corporate law and tax law. She received the Davis & Company Prize in Environmental Law in 1992. As a student, she was fortunate to have the opportunity to assist senior counsel involved in the Supreme Court of Canada cases of Norberg v. Wynrib,  2 S.C.R. 226 and Hodgkinson v. Simms,  3 S.C.R. 377. Monica articled at the Vancouver litigation firm of Walsh & Company in 1993. In the community, Monica has been a volunteer course facilitator on equality rights and has conducted workshops for the Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia.
Monica also holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Barcelona in Emotional Education. She lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain for over 10 years and is fluent in Spanish and Catalan.