Law 2023: MONICA T. MONDAY
EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIR, GENTRY LOCKE, ROANOKE
On Jan. 1, Monday became chair of the Gentry Locke Executive Board, which the firm formed this year. She previously served as the firm’s managing partner for 10 years, and K. Brett Marston succeeded her as the firm’s managing partner.
The William & Mary undergraduate and law school alumna also heads the firm’s appellate practice. Before joining Gentry Locke, Monday clerked for Virginia Supreme Court Senior Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. when he was chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Monday is a member of the Virginia Poverty Law Center’s advisory council and secretary of the Virginia Bar Association’s Boyd-Graves Conference.
As of March, Gentry Locke had 81 attorneys in Virginia. The firm opened an office in Norfolk this year, its fourth in the commonwealth.
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