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Monique Montgomery has a broad legal background with more than 24 years of experience in civil, corporate, government, chancery and probate law. She has substantial experience in personal injury matters with several “$1 million recoveries” for her clients in the area of car wreck cases, slip and fall cases, medical malpractice, nursing home and workers compensation cases. She worked for CNN NEWS as a Contracts Coordinator and also served as General Counsel for Alexander’s Homes Health. These career opportunities and responsibilities afforded her hands-on experience and skills to provide legal representation in various types of employment law matters, to include: discrimination cases, Title VII matters, employee appeals, contract law and procurement. Recently, Mrs. Montgomery received her Certificate of Public Managers with Excellence designation (CPM Certification) from Mississippi State Personnel Board.
Prior to joining Gibbs Travis PLLC, Montgomery was an attorney with a Mississippi government agency for over six years. She practiced law in North MS for 15 years and managed her own law practice for seven years. In this capacity, she served as City Attorney and Legal Counsel representing government entities and corporate businesses. She successfully audited and updated HR policies and procedures and drafted employee handbooks. She obtained a 100% win rate for EEO hearings from 2007 to 2013. She also served as a Public Defender in Clay County, MS and served as a City Prosecutor in Noxubee County, MS. Attorney Montgomery has hosted five expungement workshops with over 100 felons having their criminal records expunged and gaining restoration of their voter rights. In addition, Montgomery served as an adjunct professor at MS University for Women for three years teaching Torts, Criminal Law and Paralegal Studies. She has provided legal counsel and representation in cases venued in both federal and state courts and prevailed in several appellate courts as well.
Attorney Montgomery is a Columbus, MS native and a graduate of Stephen D. Lee High School where she established the Romeo Brooks Scholarship Endowment created in memory of her late brother. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Southern MS in Paralegal Studies and Speech Communications, and her Juris Doctorate degree from MS College School of Law. During law school, she was a recipient of the Magnolia Bar Foundation Scholarship and the Magnolia Bar Association Scholarship. She also held a guest student status at Georgia State University School of Law where she was selected to serve as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the Atlanta Solicitor’s Office. Additionally, Montgomery was a recipient of the Mississippi Young Careerist Award given by the MS Business and Professional Women Organization and served as Coach of the Magnolia Bar Association Mock Trial High School Competition First Place Winners and the MSMS Coach of the Mississippi Bar Association Mock Trial High School Competition Second Place Winners.
Montgomery is actively involved in the Jackson community. She has hosted several political forums and was recently selected to serve as lead host of the weekly podcast “Legally Speaking” sponsored by the Women For Progress Organization. Her other community service involvement includes Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Jackson Alumnae Chapter where she serves as Second Vice President. She is also a past recipient of the Unita Blackwell Trailblazer Award which highlights a member of the organization who displays strong Social Action involvement throughout the state of Mississippi. Additionally, she is a member of Sister First Ladies, Inc. a pastor wives’ organization that provides community service projects and uplift to the community. She is a member of the Mississippi Jackson Metro Women Lawyers Organization; Ask For More Jackson, Inc., where she serves as secretary; and she also serves as a Trustee and Board Member of the MS Museum of Arts.
Montgomery has served as guest speaker for several youth conferences, women conferences and couple conferences to include: Saving our Son’s and Daughter’s Youth Conference; the WAL-MART - Mississippi University for Women’s Diversity/Inclusion Conference; the Mississippi University for Women Annual Thanksgiving Unity Dinner; the B. F. Liddell Middle School Graduation Speaker, the Columbus Alternative School Career Day Speaker; the Delta Sigma Theta Founders Day Speaker in Clay County, MS and Aliceville AL; the Mississippi University for Women - Women in Business Seminar Speaker; the Mississippi University for Women - Business Week Speaker; and the Mississippi University for Women - Business Development Week Speaker. Her most notable presentation was serving as the Keynote Speaker during the “Women Cruising with Christ” Conference aboard the Carnival Cruise Line to Cozumel, Mexico.
Mrs. Montgomery is a member of Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church where her husband, Rev. Tony Montgomery Sr. serves as pastor. They have three beautiful adult children, Sarah, Dylan and TJ. She enjoys teaching bible study classes, traveling, reading, singing, playing the piano and being an advocator and litigator for those in need.